Rehan, India

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Rehan
town
Rehan is located in Himachal Pradesh
Rehan
Rehan
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Rehan is located in India
Rehan
Rehan
Rehan (India)
Coordinates: 32°09′44″N 75°54′30″E / 32.1622804°N 75.9084141°E / 32.1622804; 75.9084141Coordinates: 32°09′44″N 75°54′30″E / 32.1622804°N 75.9084141°E / 32.1622804; 75.9084141
Country India
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictKangra
Area
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 • Total12,000
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
176022
Telephone code01893
Vehicle registrationHP-38
Nearest cityPathankot, Jassur, Kangra, DHARAMSHALA
Sex ratio910 /
Literacy90%%
Lok Sabha constituencyKangra- Chamba
Vidhan Sabha constituencyFatehpur

Rehan is a small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh state, in the north of India. It lies on the border of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It is well-known as a juncture between the cities of Nurpur, Jawali and Pathankot. Pathankot is the nearest and largest city with two railway stations.

Rehan is surrounded by numerous small villages and is the main junction for shopping and entertainment. Although it is a small town it provides most of the facilities needed such as a very small hospital (not for emergencies though), a pharmacy, a blood test lab, several internet cafés, a kitchenware shop and a photo shop.

Rehan's countryside is very beautiful as it lies on on-going hills. In March the weather begins to warm up though nights are still cold. By the end of April, the weather is very hot and may reach 40°C at its highest peak during the day. In the winter, it can become very cold and some years there is even snowfall. On 7 January 2012, Rehan witnessed dense snowfall for the first time in its history.

Rehan produces local honey, oil, cheese and vegetables, though it exports very little. The majority of the population speak varieties of Western Pahari. The famous Himachali singer Anuj Sharma is from the town. There are many surrounding villages, including Dehri, Bharal, Sakri, Chattar, Khukhnara and Bharmar.

The famous festival in Rehan in the name of Siddh Baba Shri Raja Ram takes place on 16 February each year.

Connectivity[edit]

By Air[edit]

Spicejet is running daily flights from New Delhi to Gagal Airport which is just 64 km from Rehan. Flights are prone to climatic conditions and can be cancelled due to low visibility in the winters- plan your trip accordingly.

By Rail[edit]

Rehan is connected by narrow gauge railway from Pathankot. Approximate distance from Pathankot to Rehan is 36 km.

The kangra valley toy train also operates in the town. The nearest railway station is at Bharmar, 6 km from main bus stand.

By Road[edit]

Himachal Road Transport Corporation(HRTC) is the best way to travel plying Air conditioned, Deluxe and Semi Deluxe buses from major cities like Pathankot Delhi and Chandigarh. Distances to the major cities are Delhi (530 km), Chandigarh (240 km), Shimla (259 km), Manali (205KM), Dharamshala (70 km) etc. Tickets can be booked online from HRTC website.[1]

SCHOOLS

  • Comet Mensa sen. Sec. school
  • TAGORE MODEL SR. SEC.SCHOOL
  • DAV Public school
  • CRC Govt sen sec school

COLLEGES