Talwara is a census town in Hoshiarpur district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is located 52 KM towards North from District head quarters Hoshiarpur. It is a Tehsil head quarter. Earlier name of the Talwara was 'Badda Pind' which include all today's main bazar, sectors, nearby places and villages. In British time earlier 1947, only a small bus stand surrounded by mango's park was there. A single bus was routed from Talwara to Mukerian. Later on this Badda Pind grew to Talwara town in early 1960s to provide accommodation to the workers of the Pong Dam on the Beas River and gained importance with the start of construction of the dam in 1964. The construction of Pong Dam was followed by Shah-Nehar Barrage, Shah-Nehar Hydel Channel and several hydel power generating stations. The architects of this township were also the same who designed Chandigarh.

Talwara is situated on the banks of the river Beas and is surrounded with beautiful Shiwalik hills. Surrounded by a river and hills, Talwara earlier had dense forests, the remnants of which are still visible in its two forest ranges. Talwara is known for famous earth-cum-rockfill Pong Dam and fresh water 42-km-long Maharana Pratap Sagar lake just 8 km away from township. There is an old Shiv temple and well in village Sri Pandain near Talwara said to have been constructed by the Pandavas.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit October to March.

How To Reach

By Air

Airports Near By Talwara Pathankot Airport 47 KM near.

By Train

Jalandhar City Rail Way Station is major railway station 81 KM near to Talwara.


Shopping in Talwara is an absolute delight. After a day of some fine sightseeing and other activities, it’s but natural to indulge in a little bit of shopping. Explore the shops and the markets of Talwara to find the most famous of its offerings. Buy souvenirs and other gifts for yourself and your friends and families – after all shopping in Talwara means splurging a little bit! Shopping in Talwara is the most important activities among the

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