Theog is a town and a municipal committee as well as a tehsil in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. First settlements were in 1902.[1]

Theog Town View from Kanag Tibba.jpg
Theog is located in Himachal Pradesh
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Theog is located in India
Theog (India)
Coordinates: 31°07′N 77°21′E / 31.12°N 77.35°E / 31.12; 77.35Coordinates: 31°07′N 77°21′E / 31.12°N 77.35°E / 31.12; 77.35
StateHimachal Pradesh
 • MLAAnuj Verma
2,310 m (7,580 ft)
 • Total4,353
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91 1783 xxxxxx
Vehicle registrationHP-09
Theog in Winters
Theog Town


As of 2001 India census,[2] Theog had a population of 3,754. Males constitute 57% of the population and females 43%. Theog has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 56%. In Theog, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. According to the census of 1931, the total population of Theog state was 6912 , there were 6800 Hindus, 91 muslims and 21 Sikhs in Theog State in 1931[3]

The Chandel clan rulers of Theog share a common line of descent with the founders of Ghund clan and Dharampur Madhan, clan who were all together sons of a Chandel Rajput of Jaipur. The state was made subordinate to Keonthal Estate by a sanad of September 1815.

Theog was Ziladari of CHANDEL Clan


Theog is located at 31°07′N 77°21′E / 31.12°N 77.35°E / 31.12; 77.35.[4] It has an average elevation of 1965 metres (6446 feet). It is situated on National Highway NH22 (on the Hindustan-Tibet Road), is 32 km away from Shimla, and is a town of five 'Ghats' (or ridges): Rahi Ghat, Deori Ghat, Prem Ghat, Janoghat,and Bagaghat.

Theog Landscape in winter

There are numerous villages which come under the jurisdiction of Theog.


Theog is well connected to Himachal and rest of India through National Highway 5 and National Highway 705.[5] theog is 45 km from Shimla airport and 32 km from Shimla railway station

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  1. ^ Punjab State Gazetteers: pt. A. Simla Hill States. Punjab: Superintendent, Government Printing, 1935. 1935. p. 27.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Punjab State Gazetteers: pt. A. Simla Hill States. Superintendent, Government Printing, 1935 - Punjab (India). 1935. p. 24.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Theog
  5. ^ "National Highways in Himachal Pradesh" (PDF). Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

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