Bhuntar

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Bhuntar
city
Bhuntar is located in Himachal Pradesh
Bhuntar
Bhuntar
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Bhuntar is located in India
Bhuntar
Bhuntar
Bhuntar (India)
Coordinates: 31°52′N 77°09′E / 31.86°N 77.15°E / 31.86; 77.15Coordinates: 31°52′N 77°09′E / 31.86°N 77.15°E / 31.86; 77.15
Country India
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictKullu
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,475
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationHP

Bhuntar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Bhuntar Airport also known as Kullu airport, serves the town along with Kullu and Manali, is located here.[1].At the confluence of the Parvati River with the River Beas, the Parvati Valley runs eastwards, through a steep-sided valley towards Kasol and Manikaran.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bhuntar (Kullu–Manali Airport) 1981–2010, extremes 1960–2011)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
27.1
(80.8)
32.3
(90.1)
37.3
(99.1)
40.0
(104.0)
39.4
(102.9)
37.4
(99.3)
37.8
(100.0)
35.2
(95.4)
33.2
(91.8)
29.4
(84.9)
27.0
(80.6)
40.0
(104.0)
Average high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
18.0
(64.4)
22.1
(71.8)
27.2
(81.0)
31.0
(87.8)
33.1
(91.6)
31.7
(89.1)
31.0
(87.8)
30.1
(86.2)
27.8
(82.0)
23.0
(73.4)
17.8
(64.0)
25.7
(78.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
3.7
(38.7)
6.7
(44.1)
9.7
(49.5)
12.9
(55.2)
16.8
(62.2)
19.9
(67.8)
19.9
(67.8)
16.6
(61.9)
9.8
(49.6)
4.6
(40.3)
1.7
(35.1)
10.3
(50.5)
Record low °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−4.5
(23.9)
0.2
(32.4)
3.5
(38.3)
4.6
(40.3)
6.1
(43.0)
11.1
(52.0)
10.9
(51.6)
7.8
(46.0)
3.5
(38.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
−5.2
(22.6)
−5.2
(22.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 77.0
(3.03)
110.7
(4.36)
129.9
(5.11)
78.1
(3.07)
72.8
(2.87)
54.0
(2.13)
133.6
(5.26)
113.3
(4.46)
75.8
(2.98)
32.8
(1.29)
21.8
(0.86)
41.9
(1.65)
941.8
(37.08)
Average rainy days 4.6 6.6 8.1 6.1 6.4 4.7 8.5 8.8 5.3 1.8 1.6 2.5 65.1
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 51 49 45 40 39 43 58 61 56 44 44 50 48
Source: India Meteorological Department[2][3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2005 India census,[4] Bhuntar had a population of 5260. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Bhuntar has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 76%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Bhuntar has an Airport which connects big cities like Delhi via air. Bhuntar is center for accessing areas such as Kasol, Manikaran and Manali.

The confluence of rivers Beas and Parvati at Bhuntar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kullu". Airport Authority of India. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Station: Bhuntar (A) Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 145–146. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M67. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.