Welcome to Sundar Nagar, a picturesque town located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Formerly known as Suket, this town has a rich history and is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Join us as we explore the many wonders of Sundar Nagar and discover why it should be on every traveler’s itinerary.
Sundar Nagar was once the seat of the princely state of Suket. Today, remnants of its royal past can be seen in the form of ancient temples and palaces scattered throughout the town.
Sundar Nagar is situated in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Its geographical coordinates are 31° 32′ 0 North, 76° 53′ 0 East. The town has an average elevation of 900 meters (3,000 ft).
Sundar Nagar experiences a subtropical highland climate, with cool winters and warm summers. The best time to visit is between March and June, when the weather is pleasant and the town is in full bloom.
According to the 2011 Census of India, Sundar Nagar has a population of 24,344. The town has a literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%.
The nearest airport to Sundar Nagar is Bhuntar, near Kullu, which is about 82 km from the town. A greenfield Sundar Nagar International Airport, in Balh Valley, has been in planning since long.
Rail and roads:
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. Sundar Nagar is situated on NH-154 (previously named NH21), 22 km from Mandi, and is well-connected by road to other places.
e-Governance Services Delivery Center:
A Common Services Center (CSC) or Department of Electronics and Information Technology of Government Of India is near New Manali Sweets & Bakers, HRTC Bus Stand on NH-21 Chandigarh-Mandi-Manali route.
Sundar Nagar has a number of public and private schools, as well as government and private colleges. Some of the notable institutions include King George Royal Public School, Sunder Nagar, St. Marys High School, Sunder Nagar, D.A.V Public School, Sunder Nagar, Senior Secondary Boys School, Sunder Nagar, Government Polytechnic College, Sundernagar, Government Sanskrit College, Sundernagar, Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Maharaja Laxman Sen Memorial College, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Gayatri College of Education, Himalayan College of Education, Jagriti College, Nandini College of Nursing, Shri Sai School of Nursing, Abhilashi Group of Institution, and Sirda Group of Institution.
Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or simply looking for a peaceful getaway, Sundar Nagar has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready to explore this hidden gem in the heart of Himachal Pradesh.