Garhshanker

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Garhshankar
Garhshankar
city
Garhshankar is located in Punjab
Garhshankar
Garhshankar
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°13′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.2167°N 76.1333°E / 31.2167; 76.1333Coordinates: 31°13′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.2167°N 76.1333°E / 31.2167; 76.1333
Country  India
State Punjab
District Hoshiarpur
Population (2011)
 • Total 302,396
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144527
Telephone code 911884

Garhshankar is a city and a municipal council in Hoshiarpur district in the state of Punjab, India.

Festivals[edit]

In Garhshankar City, many festivals and fairs are organized throughout the year. Maha Shivratry, Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Hola Mohalla, Shri Viswkarma Day are among the most famous festivals. Raja Kans's mela, is a special mela that is organized every year near Janamashtmi. Raja Kans was uncle of Lord Shri Krishna. Another famous mela is the Roshni Mela.

Religious Places[edit]

Roza mobarak Hazrat Syed Hamed Ali Shah Gilani known as Jhanday Shah Qadri, in village Jiwanpur Gujjran, Garh Shankar, Hoshiarpur
A photograph of the entrance gate of Khatkar Kalan village, just next to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Museum on Nawanshahar-Banga road

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census Garhshankar had a population of 3,02,396. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Garhshankar has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 70%.

Schools, Coaching institutes & Colleges[edit]

Coaching Institutes

  • Garhshankar Education Society (Lovely Professional University Distance Education Centre, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Centre), Nangal Road, Garhshankar | Call 9417078551, 01884-500130.
  • RANA ACADEMY GARHSHANKAR, Anandpur Sahib Road

Schools

  • Garhshankar Education Society, Nangal Road, Garhshankar | Call 9417078551, 01884-500130.
  • Mount Carmel School, Garhshankar
  • St. Soldier Divine Public School, Garhshankar
  • Sgtb Pub Sen Sec Sch Kotfatuhi
  • Gsss Bora
  • National Ps Garhi Mutton


  • Garhshankar Education Society, Nangal Road, Garhshankar.
  • Babbar Akali Memorial Khalsa College Garhshankar
  • P.D.Bedi Sen.Sec.Arya School.

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