Ramnagar, Udhampur

Ramnagar is both a town and a notified area committee in Udhampur District in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.[1]


Municipality Town
Icon of Ramnagar (Ram Singh Palace)
Icon of Ramnagar (Ram Singh Palace)
Ramnagar is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Ramnagar is located in India
Ramnagar (India)
Coordinates: 32°49′N 75°19′E / 32.82°N 75.32°E / 32.82; 75.32Coordinates: 32°49′N 75°19′E / 32.82°N 75.32°E / 32.82; 75.32
Union TerritoryJammu and Kashmir
Founded byKing Ram Singh
Named forKing Ram Singh
 • TypeIndian gov
 • BodyJammu And Kashmir Government
 • MLARanbir Singh Pathania
601 m (1,972 ft)
 • Total6,776
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu and English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code01990
Vehicle registrationjk 14

Ramnagar TownEdit

Ramanagar is a historical small town Situated in Udhampur District of J & K. Ramnagar is named after its last ruler, King Ram Singh of Ramanagar. He was a brave dogra king. The King' Palace is also in the town. It has been taken over by ASI for maintenance and preservation. Inside the palace there is one sheesh mahal or a kind of hall where we can still see the painting of different types some are of the queens. Ramnagar is mostly a hilly Seoz glaciers and samna banj hills are some of the very high altitude areas. Main attractions of Ramnagar are:

  • Pingla Mata Shrine.e
  • Ramnagar Palace.
  • Ramnagar fort.
  • Chountra mata Shrine.e
  • Devi bani Manawal.
  • Narsingh mandir Ramnagar.
  • Seoz glaciers and adjacent glaciers.
  • Dudu Basantgarh (hill station).
  • Raja Ram Singh Glass Palace ( Sheesh Mehal )
  •  Akshardham Cave

Ramnagar sits on the Mansa Devi Nallah, a tributary of the River Tawi that flows through Jammu. It is 27 km off the Udampur-Dhar-Pathankot road. The 19th-century palace, Rani's Samadhi (mausoleum) and the impressive fortress are all under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India.[2]It is also the place with highest rainfall in J&K.


Ramnagar town was once the capital of the Bandralta State whose last king, Bhupendra Dev, was ousted in 1821 by Sikh forces and retired into obscurity near Ambala in today's Haryana state. Ramnagar's 19th-century palace complex consisting of three sections was built by Raja, Suchet Singh (ruled 1822 to 1844), brother of Jammu Raja Gulab Singh - a prominent Dogra warrior in the campaign to oust Bhupendra Dev.[3] and by Ram Singh, son of Rajah Ranbir Singh [2]

Ramnagar Fort behind the small mausoleum that commemorates the spot on which Raja Suchet Singh's widow performed sati

Geography of Ramnagar TehsilEdit

Ramnagar is located at 32°49′N 75°19′E / 32.82°N 75.32°E / 32.82; 75.32.[4] It has an average elevation of 828 metres (2716 feet). Ramnagar is hilly and roughly 90% forested aleit with scrubby, secondary growth in many parts. Local attractions include the pilgrimage sites of Chountra Mata[5] to each of which a "AKHAND JYOTI" is carried on the eve of Navratra (which is scheduled twice a year). This yatra (pilgrimage) is carried with great fervour and dedication towards Maa Durga And Maa Kali. These pilgrimages are traditionally performed on foot though a motorable road is now under construction to Chontra Mata.http://keylr.com/sheesh-mahal-palace-ramnagar/

Other points of interest include Marhada Mata, Gurlang, Seoz Glaciers, the Samna Manj range. and the Shri Narsing Ji Maharaj temple in central Ramnagar.


Ram Nagar is a Municipal Committee city in district of Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir. The Ram Nagar city is divided into 13 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Ram Nagar Municipal Committee has population of 6,292 of which 3,237 are males while 3,055 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 748 which is 11.89% of total population of Ram Nagar (MC). In Ram Nagar Municipal Committee, Female Sex Ratio is of 944 against state average of 889. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Ram Nagar is around 894 compared to Jammu and Kashmir state average of 862. Literacy rate of Ram Nagar city is 81.64% higher than state average of 67.16%. In Ram Nagar, Male literacy is around 87.33% while female literacy rate is 75.65%.

Ram Nagar Municipal Committee has total administration over 1,330 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Municipal Committee limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.


Hindu 96.27%, Sikh 0.03%, Muslim 3.31%,[6]

Ramnagar SpecialitiesEdit

Famous Kalaadi of Ramnagar

Ramnagar is known for its Golgappas(Pani Puri), Chocolate (Barfi), Sund (panjeeri), Patisa and its exotic local food – Rajma-rice (served with chutney made from dried seeds of pomegranate) is one of the cuisines of Ramanagar. Another speciality of Ramnagar is Kalaadi or Kalari cheese, which is a variety of processed cheese. Kalaadi, specially made in the Ramnagar district of Jammu province is considered to be the best in quality all over the state.

Dogra cuisines include Ambal (sweet-salty vegetable made of pumpkin), Khatta Maas, Kulthein di Dal (a Dogra Pulse (legume)), Dal Patt, Maa da Madra, Rajma, Auriya and Kalari (authentic Dogra cheese). Pickles typical of Jammu are made of Kasrod, Girgle, Mango with Saunf, Zimikand, Tyaoo, Seyoo, and Potatoes. Auriya is a dish made with Potatoes. During weddings it is typical to make Kayoor (another cuisine served with sweet curd), Sund (sweet dish made of dry-fruits) and Sewian(buur).

Schools and InstitutionsEdit

Bhartiya vidya Niketan Kirmoo, Rising pillars public high school, Bhartiya Vidya Mandhir High School,Keshav Vidya Kendar High School,Emmanuel Mission High School,National Public High School, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Govt. Girls High School and Govt. Middle School are some famous Schools Of Ramnagar.

Govt. Degree College, Ramnagar
The college is located at the Thaplal village at a distance of about 41 km from Udhampur .The college was established in the year 2005, having area of about 300 kanals, providing a quiet and serene view and ideal for study and contemplation. The institution is affiliated to University of Jammu and recognized by UGC under section 2(f) & 12(b) of UGC Act 1956. http://www.gdcramnagar.in/

Narsing Dev Institute of Nursing & Paramedical Sciences Ramnagar is the first Paramedical Institute in the Town & registered under the Paramedical Council of Jammu & Kashmir.

Another Paramedical college in Ramnagar is Ramnagar College for Nursing And Medical Education.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  1. ^ http://keylr.com/sheesh-mahal-palace-ramnagar/
  2. ^ a b "Ticketed Monument - Jammu & Kashmir: Ram Nagar Palace, Udhampur". asi.nic.in. Archaeological Survey of India.
  3. ^ Review of Ramnagar's History and Heritage
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Ramnagar, India". fallingrain.com.
  5. ^ "CHOUNTRA MATA MANDIR". wikimapia.org.
  6. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in