A Heritage Hotel, being run in a part of Padam Palace, property of the Erstwhile Rulers of Bushahr State , Shimla Hills
Bashahr, also spelt as 'Bushahr' and 'Bussahir', was a princely state in India during the British Raj. It was located in the hilly western Himalaya promontory in the northern part of colonial Punjab.
The territory of this former state is now part of Kinnaur and Shimla district of the Indian republic's state of Himachal Pradesh. The erstwhile Bashahr state was traversed by the Sutlej river. It had an area of 8,907 km².
History Hotel Nau NabhThe erstwhile Bashahr state was occupied by a Gorkha king from central Nepal from 1803 to 1815. Ranjit Singh, the ruler of the Sikh state in the Punjab, intervened in 1809 and drove the Nepalese army east of the Satluj river. A rivalry between Nepal and the British East India Company over the annexation of minor states bordering Nepal eventually led to the Anglo-Nepalese War (1815–16) or the Gurkha War. Both parties eventually signed the Treaty of Sugauli, following which the Gurkhas were expelled from Kamru, the capital of Bashahr.