Gagret

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Gagret
city
Gagret is located in Himachal Pradesh
Gagret
Gagret
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°40′N 76°04′E / 31.67°N 76.07°E / 31.67; 76.07Coordinates: 31°40′N 76°04′E / 31.67°N 76.07°E / 31.67; 76.07
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Una
Elevation 439 m (1,440 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,180
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Gagret is a town and a nagar panchayat in Una district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated in the PUNJAB region of Indian Subcontinent. Gagret falls under Hamirpur parliamentary Constituency and is a constituency for Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly.Gagret is situated near Swan or Sombhadra river; Swan is a seasonal river. Gagret forms a border place when one moves from Punjab to Himachal Pradesh via Hoshiarpur.

Geography[edit]

Gagret is located at 31°40′N 76°04′E / 31.67°N 76.07°E / 31.67; 76.07.[1] It has an average elevation of 439 metres (1440 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Gagret had a population of 3180. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Gagret has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 78%. In Gagret, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

'Shivbari temple', also known as Shiv Drone Mandir is around 1 km from Gagret Chowk on Gagret to Bharwain road is an ancient temple.

'Bombay Picnic Spot' is nearby picnic destination which comprises a Hotel-restaurant and Amusement park. It is around 10 km from Gagret on way to Dhramshala.

'Chhinmastika Dham',also known as Chintapurani Mata Mandir is famous religious place and is 22 km from Gagret. Other famous religious places are Dera Baba Bharbhag Sigh ji Nr. Amb, Sadashiv temple at Talmehra village. There is also a temple of tara devi 2 km from Gagret on Hoshiarpur Road.

Economy[edit]

Gagret is the fastest-developing town in Himachal Pradesh, as many companies have established their manufacturing units in Gagret: Fewa Electrical Corporation (Fine Group), Tigaksha Metallics Pvt. Ltd. (Supermax Personal Care Pvt. Ltd.), Luminous India, MBD Group to name a few. Gagret is also known for its wholesale steel market.

Education[edit]

Govt. Senior secondary School Ambota is one of the oldest higher secondary school in the area established in 1947. Other institutes are Government High School, Baba Sahib Ambedkar Goverment Polytechnic College, St. DR Public School, DAV Sr Sec School Ambota, and Swami Vivekanand Public School.

Transport[edit]

Gagret is located at Jalandhar–Mandi National Highway (NH 70) and is 26 km from Hoshiarpur. District headquarters Una is 32 km from Gagret. Gagret is directly connected by roads with all nearby towns and villages. Its proximity to Punjab and preferred route from Punjab to Dharamshala, Mandi, Hamirpur, Kangra Districts. of Himachal Pradesh makes it a well-known town.

Railway Station: Nearest railway stations are Hoshiarpur (26 km),Una(32 km)& Amb - Andora(10 km)

Airport:Nearest airport is Gaggal Domestic Airport (77 km)

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