While going to Kinnaur from Shimla, we stopped at Rampur for Lunch and spent some time around Rajmahal which is just on roadside. This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs from old Rajmahal Campus.
While passing through the town we noticed these beautiful buildings on road-side. It was evening when we were crossing Rampur and target was to reach jeory. We planned to stop during back journey. Following link has really interesting details about Rampur Town and stories around these buildings - http://mysterioushimachal.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/know-about-history-of-rampur-bushar-many-name-many-legend/
The principality of Bashahr was once among the largest of the twenty-eight Shimla Hill States under the administration of the British Raj keen to invest on regional and transcontinental trade and exploit Himalayan resources. It bordered on the north with Spiti, on the east with Tibet, on the south with Garhwal, and on the west with Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kumharsain, Kotgarh, and Kullu in Himachal Pradesh.
On the 8th March 1948, along with twenty other princely hill States of Punjab and Shimla, Bashahr signed an agreement which resulted in its inclusion in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh.
Rampur Town is located on river-side. River Satluj flow through main town and there are huge buildings hanging around high hills of Himachal Pradesh. After having lunch we spent sometime in the balcony of the hotel having amazing views of fast flow water in Setluj River. Although water is muddy most of the times because the flow is hindered on the way by various hydro projects and there are few other water-sources which hit the main river.
Rajmahal in Rampur is located near to Bus Stand of the town. There is gate on left side of the Bus-Stand which is main entry to Rajbhavan. The day we went there, it was under renovation and there was hardly anyone in the huge ground in front of it. Initially we thought that public is not allowed inside the premises, but after confirming from others we entered into this huge campus in the middle of Rampur Town.