is a town and a Nagar panchayat
in Kangra district
in the state of Himachal Pradesh
Dehra Gopipur is located at . It has an average elevation of 503 metres
). River Beas also flows past Dehra. Pong reservoir (Maharana Pratap reservoir) is also a nearby major structure.
As of 2001
, Dera Gopipur had a population of 4336. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dera Gopipur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82% and, female literacy is 76%. In Dera Gopipur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Places of interest
, a small beautiful hamlet in the Dehra Gopipur, has been listed as the only World Heritage village in India. It is famous for its pristine history as well as for an executive clan of 'Sood' (some write it as 'Sud') community. Three other wonderful hamlets, named Garli, Nagrota Bagwan and Chamba Pattan lie in close vicinity to Paragpur.
Other notable towns in the close by areas are Jawalamukhi (A very famous temple and one of most respected and visited religious shrines of Hindus); Hamirpur (the commercial hub of Himachal Pradesh); Kangra (Famous for its forts, temples and rich cultural heritage); and Nadaun (a place still remembered for having a Sikh's Gurdwara which was built to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh's victory in the Battle of Nadaun.