District Sirmaur is located in outer Himalayas which is commonly known as Shivalik range.This district is bounded by district Shimla in North Uttrakhand in East, Haryana in South and Distt. Solan in North-West. Like other parts of Himachal Pradesh , it has beautiful landscapes, bracing climate, big and small game and legendry temples which hold abiding attraction for the tourists.
The river Giri is the biggest river in the district which originates from Kotkhai/Jubbal Tehsil of Shimla district and flows down in the south-east direction. It ultimately joins the river Yamuna near Paonta Sahib. Lot of tributaries join this river in its long course, most important of them being Jalal river which originates from Dharthi range near Pachhad and joins the Giri River at Dadahu from the right side. The river Giri is very useful as it a big source of livelihood fishermen in this district. Another important river which forms the eastern border of the Sirmour district is the river Tons.
In this District, there are five Administrative Sub Divisions, Nine tehsils, Four sub tehsils, six community development blocks, two municipal committees and one notified area committee. Out of 228 panchayats in this district, 26 are backward declared panchayats.