Banjar, India

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valley of god
tirthan valley
Banjar is located in Himachal Pradesh
Banjar is located in India
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
 • Type congress
Elevation 1,356 m (4,449 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,414
 • Official Hindi(English)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 175123
Telephone code 01903
Vehicle registration HP-49

Banjar is a town in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Banjar is also known as the 'Valley of God'. The Tirthan valley is also located in Banjar.


Banjar is located at 31°38′N 77°21′E / 31.63°N 77.35°E / 31.63; 77.35.[1] It is situated at the height of 1356 metres (4515.48 feet) from sea level. The place lies on the alternate route to Kullu from Shimla. The main route is via 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 meters and above. The valley is also a gateway to The Great Himalayan National Park from its north-eastern side. The town consists of a lot of low cost tourism places and serves as a summer destination.


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.