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Dholbaha lies in the Hoshiarpur district and is a village in the tehsil of Bhunga, Punjab. Mostly, the Dadhwal Rajputs dominated this village, they are a branch/part of the Katoch Dynasty. To get the villages of Dholbaha irrigated, dams have been made on the khads of Kukanet and Bahera. Also, there stands a temple submerged in the dam that is supposedly been built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh and this small village is said to be very beautiful.

When this village was excavated at a distance of 30 km to the north-west of Hoshiarpur, it was stated that it has ties with the pre-historic period. As per the archeological surveys and discoveries, antiquities to the Pleistocene period have been revealed. As per the research, stone tools and fossils show that the early man was here in the region. This village holds importance because of the presence of these age-old remains and was once the habitat to the early man. The other findings and the sculptures that were found during the excavation date to the Gurjara Pratihara Period from 800 to 1100 AD. Shivalik areas came under the ruling of Pratiharas in the 10th Century. When in AD 965, Jaipal took over the throne, the Shahi Hindu style became a part of the Dholbaha valley.

Best Time to Visit

The hot and dry summer season starts from April and stretches till the end of June. Then, comes the rainy season which is very hot and starts from July and rains till September end. After the rains, comes winter season from October to March end. The hottest and the most difficult months to face are May and June when people especially tourists should avoid visiting this space. And the months December, January and February are very chilly when the winters are very strong. It also happens that the temperature dips below 5 degree C and also touches 0 degree C.

How to Reach

There is no airport in Hoshiarpur. The railway station in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, is on the railway line of Jalandhar Railway line. Trains to Amritsar, Ferozepur and Delhi are run from the Hoshiarpur railway station.

Many buses ply to Hoshiarpur from Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Pepsu, UP, Chandigarh, J&K and from Rajasthan State Roadways. Also, private buses can be seen by private operators but the fare to such buses is high as compared to the government run buses.

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