Banjar, India

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Banjar
valley of god
tirthan valley
Banjar is located in Himachal Pradesh
Banjar
Banjar
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Banjar is located in India
Banjar
Banjar
Banjar (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
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictKullu
Chief MinisterJai Ram Thakur
Government
 • TypeBharatiya Janta Party (BJP)
Elevation1,356 m (4,449 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total1,414
Official
 • OfficialHindi and English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN175123
Telephone code01903
Vehicle registrationHP-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.

Geography[edit]

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. Banjar is one of the tehsil of Kullu district. C-24 is the name given to Banjar Constituency. Banjar constituency has 3 Zila Parishad ward name as Khadagad, Plahach, and Raila. The city is growing with rapid speed in the tourism industry. The valley is also a gateway to The Great Himalayan National Park from its north-eastern side. The town consists of a lot of pocket friendly tourism places and serves as a summer destination. Main source of earning in this area is through agriculture and horticulture. Now tourism and hospitality industry is attracting the locals.

Tirthan and Jibhi valley are the two main attraction in Banjar. Tirthan valley is also known for Trout fish Valley and its divine beauty.People of Banjar celebrate many festivals like Magh-Sakranti(In January),Faguli(In March),Shairi(In September) and Diwali. People here wear Woollen clothes.

Demographics[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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.