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Rohru is located in Himachal Pradesh
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°12′07″N 77°45′07″E / 31.202°N 77.7519°E / 31.202; 77.7519Coordinates: 31°12′07″N 77°45′07″E / 31.202°N 77.7519°E / 31.202; 77.7519
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Shimla
Elevation 1,554 m (5,098 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,953
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 171207
Vehicle registration HP-10

Rohru is a town and a municipal committee in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a town located at the banks of Pabbar River and it is about 115 kilometres away from Shimla city. Rohru is famous for its quality apple and trout fishing. The hatchery is situated at Dhamwari, 25 km upstream of Rohru town.The Nazeru davta's temple is situated at Shakli, 15 km upstream of Rohru town.


Rohru is located at 31°12′07″N 77°45′07″E / 31.202°N 77.7519°E / 31.202; 77.7519. It has an average elevation of 1,525  metres (5,003 feet).

Rohru is very popular for highly dense Forests and jungle ranges. The temperature here remains around 10-15 degree with fog covering the area most of the time throughout the year. Rohru also has many high snow belts like Chanshil Top(Rohru), Surachali Top(Rohru-jubbal). Khara-pathar(jubbal) Sungri etc. and several beautiful valleys like Hatkoti as well. khara pathar, Chanshil Top and Surachali Top Untapu (Arhal-Batari) and Sungri are popular for record snow in winters. Throughout the year the climate and the weather conditions are perfect for Apple Production. These areas are highly rich in Apple Production.


TEMPERATURE IN SUMMERS= +10 to +15 to +20 degree


As of 2010 India census,[1] Rohru had a population of 14953. Males constitute 59% of the population and females 41%. Rohru has an average literacy rate of 94%, much higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 96%, and female literacy is 92%. In Rohru, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Rohru is very popular for its high-quality apple production. The production of apples on the whole is maximum there as compared to any other apple production area. The apples are exported to the different parts of the country and to the other countries as well.

Rohru, Jubbal and Kothkhai are the highest apple production valleys and cover more than half of the apple production in Himachal. This Rohru-Hatkoti-Jubbal-Kothkhai belt is popularly known as "APPLE VALLEY" or "Golden Belt" in Himachal and India. From some parts of Apple Valley the apples are directly exported or provided to some popular juice-making companies in India and the world. Rohru is also popular for high per capita income and high standard of living of the residents.


Rohru also has a number of offices of Himachal government and a weekly session of Shimla High Court convenes regularly as well.

Initially Rohru was a part of Bhushar State but was later declared as an individual tehsil by Himachal government. Rohru has an individual MLA seat.

Member of Legislative Assembly Rohru is Mohan Lal Brakta of Congress. Virbhadra Singh (current CM of Himachal) has also been elected as an MLA from Rohru for three terms. Rohru has seen much of development in the last decade with a hospital, degree colleges, professional colleges (ITI, Government Pharmacy college, etc) being set up in the town. A national-level cricket stadium has also been developed in Rohru.

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  1. ^ "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.