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Barot Joginder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh
Barot Joginder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh

In 1925, the enterprising Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi created an elaborate hydel power scheme near the village of Sukrahatti-with was then renamed Joginder nagar (1220 m) after him. After tunnelling and piping the water over several kilo-meters from the river Uhl to Joginder nagar, the Shanan power house was built by a team of engineers headed by Col. Battye. Later, the HP State Electricity Board added another set of turbines at nearby Bassi.

Joginder Nagar Attractions


23 km from Jogindernagar is this exquisite temple where Lord Shiva is worshipeed as Vaidyanath. "The Lord of Physicians". The original temple was built in 804 A.D Here king Ravana is said to have supplicated Lord Shiva for the boon of immortality.


12 km from Jogindernagar is this enchanting spot atop a hill. Surrounded by a thick deodar forest, the ruins of the summer palace of the Mandi rulers is located here. And the vistas it unfolds are breath taking.

Macchiyal Lake

6 km from the Hotel Uhl is this small but enchanting lake held sacred to Machendru Devta.


40 km by road from Jogindernagar, and 12 km by the haulage trolley, Barot packs an enormous range of out door activity. The reservoir of the power project is located here, and there is a trout breeding centre-making it a wonderful place for angling. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu wild life sanctuary home to the ghoral, HImalayan black bear and a variety of pheasants.

Bassi Power House

6 km from the hotel, this forms the second phase of the Jogindernagar power generation scheme. It is an attractive picnic spot.


6 km from the hotel, this forms the second phase of the Jogindernagar power generation scheme. It is an attractive picnic spot.

Getting There

By Air

The nearest airports are at GaggI (Kangra) and from the one at Bhuntar near Kullu the distance is 11km.

By Road

Taxis and buses to Jogindernagar are available at all major stations.

By Rail

Jogindernagar is the terminus of the narrow gauge rail track from Pathankot. It is 65 km by road from Kangra and 55 km from Mandi.

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