Banjar, India

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Banjar is located in Himachal Pradesh
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°38′N 77°21′E / 31.63°N 77.35°E / 31.63; 77.35Coordinates: 31°38′N 77°21′E / 31.63°N 77.35°E / 31.63; 77.35
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kullu
Elevation 1,962 m (6,437 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,262
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 175123
Telephone code 01903
Vehicle registration HP-49

Banjar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.


Banjar is located at 31°38′N 77°21′E / 31.63°N 77.35°E / 31.63; 77.35.[1] It has an average elevation of 1962 metres (6436 feet). The place lies on the alternate route to Kullu from Shimla. The main route is from Bilaspur and Mandi. The alternate route goes from Theog, Aani, Jalori Pass, Banjar and joins the main route at Aut. The Banjar Valley is in the middle Himalayan range and going towards east, the peaks progressively get taller, finally giving way to the great Himalayan range, where peaks have heights of 4500 metres and above.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Banjar had a population of 1262. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Banjar has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 89% of the males and 78% of females literate. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age, of which 52% are male and 48% are female.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Banjar
  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.