Sundar Nagar

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Sundar Nagar is a town and a municipal council in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Formerly it was a princely state, known as Suket.[2]

Sundar Nagar
City
Nickname(s): 
suket
Sundar Nagar is located in Himachal Pradesh
Sundar Nagar
Sundar Nagar
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Sundar Nagar is located in India
Sundar Nagar
Sundar Nagar
Sundar Nagar (India)
Coordinates: 31°32′N 76°53′E / 31.53°N 76.88°E / 31.53; 76.88Coordinates: 31°32′N 76°53′E / 31.53°N 76.88°E / 31.53; 76.88
Country India
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictMandi
Government
 • TypeUnion government
Elevation
866 m (2,841 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total25,000
 • Rank8 in HP
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
 • Local LanguageMandayali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
175002
Telephone code91-1907
Vehicle registrationHP- HP-31
ClimateCwa

GeographyEdit

Sundar Nagar is located in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. Its geographical coordinates are 31° 32' 0" North, 76° 53' 0" East and its original name (with diacritics) is Sundar Nagar. The city has an average elevation of 866 metres (2,841 ft).[2]

Tourist AttractionsEdit

Murari Devi Temple: This temple was made by pandwas during their agayatwas at the top of the hill named Murari Dhar. situated at a height of 1900 metres (6,234 ft) above sea level this place receives snowfall generally from December to February. himalyan range can be seen from here.

Mahamaya Temple: This is a sacred temple near Sundar Nagar known for its beauty.

Sukhdev Vatika: This place is said to be the home of the sage sukhdev. There is a small temple with a pond having a variety of fishes there. There is also a cave believed to be connected to Ganga river.

Rewalsar: This place is known for its sacred lakes and beautiful scenic view.suitated at a height of 1310 metres. This place is also home to various Buddhist temples.

DemographicEdit

According to 2011 Census of India, the town's population stood at 24,344.[1] Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sundar Nagar has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 85%, and Female literacy is 78%. In Sundar Nagar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

TransportEdit

From Distance
Delhi 416 km
Manali 125 km
Shimla 140 km
Joginder Nagar 85 km
Chandigarh 175 km
Dharamshala 218 km
Palampur 115 km
Mandi 25 km

Sundar Nagar is situated on National Highway 21, 22 km from Mandi, and is well-connected by road to other places. Frequent bus services are available from Chandigarh, Delhi, Shimla, and Jammu for Sundar Nagar. The main bus stand is just above an open playing field, where the National Highway 21 continues along the left bank of river to Pandoh.

The nearest airport is Bhuntar, near Kullu, which is about 82 km from the town and the nearest broad-gauge railway station is Kiratpur Sahib which is about 105 km. Another broad-gauge railhead is at Pathankot, a distance of 210 km. From Pathankot, the narrow gauge railway connects to Joginder Nagar which is 80-km from Sundar Nagar.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Arogyavaram (1981–2010, extremes 1999–2011)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.7
(81.9)
30.5
(86.9)
35.0
(95.0)
39.9
(103.8)
41.4
(106.5)
42.1
(107.8)
39.2
(102.6)
35.1
(95.2)
34.1
(93.4)
33.6
(92.5)
31.2
(88.2)
26.8
(80.2)
42.1
(107.8)
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
19.8
(67.6)
24.7
(76.5)
30.1
(86.2)
33.8
(92.8)
34.1
(93.4)
30.9
(87.6)
30.2
(86.4)
30.3
(86.5)
28.5
(83.3)
24.3
(75.7)
19.5
(67.1)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 2.8
(37.0)
5.1
(41.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.0
(55.4)
17.1
(62.8)
20.0
(68.0)
21.8
(71.2)
21.5
(70.7)
18.6
(65.5)
11.8
(53.2)
6.3
(43.3)
3.0
(37.4)
12.5
(54.5)
Record low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
−0.4
(31.3)
0.5
(32.9)
9.6
(49.3)
11.4
(52.5)
16.5
(61.7)
15.1
(59.2)
10.2
(50.4)
5.4
(41.7)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.6
(29.1)
−2.7
(27.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 61.9
(2.44)
72.4
(2.85)
78.1
(3.07)
50.5
(1.99)
83.1
(3.27)
176.6
(6.95)
348.8
(13.73)
314.3
(12.37)
137.1
(5.40)
35.7
(1.41)
13.2
(0.52)
35.5
(1.40)
1,407.4
(55.41)
Average rainy days 4.0 5.4 5.8 3.9 6.3 9.2 14.9 13.8 7.1 1.8 1.0 2.1 75.4
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 54 48 42 34 37 49 71 76 69 54 53 57 54
Source: India Meteorological Department[3][4]

EducationEdit

Government colleges:

Private colleges:

  • Gayatri College of Education
  • Himalayan College of Education
  • Jagriti College
  • Nandini College of Nursing
  • Shri Sai School of Nursing
  • Abhilashi Group of Institution
  • Shirda Group of Institution
  • Hatimtai Group of Colleges

Important PlacesEdit

  • PLC Business Complex (Nearby HRTC Bus Stand, NH-21, Chd-Mandi-Manali National Highway)


e-Governance Services Delivery CenterEdit

  • Common Services Center (CSC), Deptt of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt Of India (Nearby New Manali Sweets & Bakers, HRTC Bus Stand, NH-21, Chd-Mandi-Manali National Highway)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sundarnagar Population Census 2011". Census 2011 India. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sundar Nagar". Official Website of Mandi district. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Station: Sundernagar Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 725–726. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M72. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.

Further readingEdit

  • Hutchinson, J. & J. PH Vogel (1933). History of the punjab Hill States, Vol. I. 1st edition: Govt. Printing, Punjab, Lahore, 1933. Reprint 2000. Department of Language and Culture, Himachal Pradesh. Chapter VIII Suket State, pp. 340–372.
  • History of Mandi