In 1925, the enterprising Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi created an elaborate hydel-power scheme near the village of Sukrahatti-with was then named Jogindernagar after him. Jogindernagar has everything for a quiet and relaxing holiday-and leaves options open for trekking , fishing, sightseeing, picnics and enjoyable drives in the area. As of now, Joginder Nagar has three hydro-electric power stations and for this reason, it is also known as the City of Powerhouses.
Joginder Nagar is cosidered as an ideal places for adventure activities such as Paragliding and Trekking and offers lots of options for sightseeing, mountain biking and camping. Joginder Nagar is also regarded as the first Wi-Fi city of Himachal Pradesh.
In winter, temperature can hover just above freezing point when heavy woollens are required. During summer, the climate is hot and cottons are recommeded.
How To Get here :
By Road : Jogindernagar is connected by road and is 55 km from Mandi and 65 km by Kangra.
By Rail : Jogindernagar is the terminus of the narrow gauge rail track from Pathankot.
By Air : The airport at Bhuntar is at a distance of 110 km and the airport at Gaggal (Kangra) is at a distance of 60 km. Taxis/buses are available from these places to Jogindernagar.
Places In and Around Joginder Nagar :
Macchiyal Lake :
6 km from the Hotel Uhl is this small but enchanting lake held sacred to Machendru Devta.
Bassi Power House :
6km from the hotel, this forms the second phase of the Jogindernagar power generation scheme . It is an attractive picnic spot.
16 km from Joginder Nagar this is a Tibetan settlement with a beautiful monastery.
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 breathtaking.
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 immorality.
40 km from Jogindernagar, and 12 km by the haulage trolley, Barot packs an enormous range of outdoor 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 ghoral, Himalayan black beer and a variety of pheasants.
Where to Stay
Hotel UHL – Tel. 22002
Major Travel Destinations in Himachal Pradesh