Ramnagar, Udhampur

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Ramnagar, Udhampur (Jammu)
Municipality Town
Icon of Ramnagar(Ram Singh Palace)
Icon of Ramnagar(Ram Singh Palace)
Nickname(s): Naggar
Ramnagar, Udhampur (Jammu) is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Ramnagar, Udhampur (Jammu)
Ramnagar, Udhampur (Jammu)
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 32°49′N 75°19′E / 32.82°N 75.32°E / 32.82; 75.32Coordinates: 32°49′N 75°19′E / 32.82°N 75.32°E / 32.82; 75.32
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Udhampur
Founded by King Ram Singh
Named for King Ram Singh
 • Type Indian gov
 • Body Jammu And Kashmir Government
 • MLA Harash Dev
Elevation 828 m (2,717 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,776
 • Official Hindi, Urdu and English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 182119-24
Telephone code 01990
Vehicle registration jk 14
Website udhampur.nic.in

'Ramnagar 'is both a town and a notified area committee in Udhampur District in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ramnagar Town[edit]

Ramanagar is a historical small town, named after its last ruler, King Ram Singh of Ramanagar. He was a brave dogra king. Still the King's palace and fort are in good shape. They have been taken over by ASI for maintenance and preservation. Inside the palace there is one sheesh mahal or a kind of hall where we can still see the painting of different types some are of the queens. Ramnagar is mostly a hilly Seoz glaciers and samna banj hills are some of the very high altitude areas. Main attractions are-

  • Pingla Mata
  • Ramnagar Palace
  • Ramnagar fort
  • Chountra mata
  • Devi bani Manawal
  • Narsingh mandir Ramnagar
  • Seoz glaciers and adjacent glaciers
  • Dudu Basantgarh(hill stations)

Ramnagar sits on the Mansa Devi Nallah, a tributary of the River Tawi that flows through Jammu. It is 27 km off the Udampur-Dhar-Pathankot road. The 19th-century palace, Rani's Samadhi (mausoleum) and the impressive fortress are all under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India.[1]


Ramnagar town was once the capital of the Bandralta State whose last king, Bhupendra Dev, was ousted in 1821 by Sikh forces and retired into obscurity near Ambala in today's Haryana state. Ramnagar's 19th-century palace complex consisting of three sections was built by Raja, Suchet Singh (ruled 1822 to 1844), brother of Jammu Raja Gulab Singh - a prominent Dogra warrior in the campaign to oust Bhupendra Dev.[2] and by Ram Singh, son of Rajah Ranbir Singh [3]

Ramnagar Fort behind the small mausoleum that commemorates the spot on which Raja Suchet Singh's widow performed sati

Geography of Ramnagar Tehsil[edit]

Ramnagar is located at 32°49′N 75°19′E / 32.82°N 75.32°E / 32.82; 75.32.[4] It has an average elevation of 828 metres (2716 feet). Ramnagar is hilly and roughly 90% forested aleit with scrubby, secondary growth in many parts. Local attractions include the pilgrimage sites of Chountra Mata[5] to each of which a "AKHAND JYOTI" is carried on the eve of Navratra (which is scheduled twice a year). This yatra (pilgrimage) is carried with great fervour and dedication towards Maa Durga And Maa Kali. These pilgrimages are traditionally performed on foot though a motorable road is now under construction to Chontra Mata.

Other points of interest include Marhada Mata, Gurlang, Seoz Glaciers, the Samna Manj range. and the Shri Narsing Ji Maharaj temple in central Ramnagar.


As of 2001 India census,[6] Ramnagar area had a predominantly rural population of 6776. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Ramnagar has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 61%. In Ramnagar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Ramnagar cuisine[edit]

Famous Kalaadi of Ramnagar

Ramnagar is known for its Golgappas(Pani Puri), Chocolate (Barfi), Sund (panjeeri),Patisa and its exotic local food – (Rajma) (with rice) is one of the speciality dishes of Ramanagar. Another speciality of Ramnagar is 'Kalaadi, which is processed cheese.'Kalaadi' Specially made in the Ramnagar region of Jammu is best and famous all over the state.

Dogri food specialities include Ambal, Khatta Maas, Kulthein di Dal, Dal Patt, Maa da Madra, Rajma, and Auriya. Pickles typical of Jammu are made of Kasrod, Girgle, Mango with Saunf, Zimikand, Tyaoo, Seyoo, and Potatoes. Auriya is a dish made with Potatoes. During weddings it is typical to make Kayoor, and Sund.


Bhartiya Vidya Mandhir High School,Keshav Vidya Kendar High School,Emmanuel Mission High School,National Public High School, Rising Pillar Public School, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Govt. Girls High School and Govt. Middle School are some famous Schools Of Ramnagar.


Govt. Degree College under Jammu University.

Narsing Dev Institute of Nursing & Paramedical Sciences Ramnagar is the first Paramedical Institute in the Town & registered under the Paramedical Council of Jammu & Kashmir.

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