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Banikhet is located in Himachal Pradesh
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 32°32′44″N 75°56′37″E / 32.545556°N 75.943669°E / 32.545556; 75.943669Coordinates: 32°32′44″N 75°56′37″E / 32.545556°N 75.943669°E / 32.545556; 75.943669
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Chamba
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 176303 [1]
Telephone code 1899 (Chamba) [2]
Vehicle registration HP 48
Nearest city Dalhousie
Paddar Ground

Banikhet is located about seven kilometers from Dalhousie, India and is known for the [Chamera Power Station-1 ]. The road leading to Dalhousie and Chamba bifurcates at Banikhet. Banikhet forms an important part of tourism in Dalhousie. It is also known for the Jawala Mata Mandir and Helipad temples.

Jawala Mata Mandir


Banikhet is situated in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas at an altitude of 5,500 feet (1,700 m) above the sea level. It has daytime temperature of 25 °C and the night temperature of about 15 °C during summers.


Banikhet also possesses a number of tourist attractions that attract tourists from the different parts of the world. Moreover, with the establishment of the NHPC ltd's Chamera Hydro-Electric Project, residential and official buildings, it has attained prominence.


Banikhet is an important center of education in Dalhousie region with around 4 schools including Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and the only college (DAV) in area.


  1. ^ India Post. (EN) Pincode search - Banikhet
  2. ^ Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. STD Codes for cities in Himachal Pradesh