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About Jwalamukhi

Jwalamukhi, a town and a nagar parishad in Himachal Pradesh, is also a famous tourist as well as pilgrim spot. The town, located in Kangra district of the state, is famous for Jwalamukhi temple. Jwalamukhi is located at 31.88°N 76.32°E with an average elevation of 610 meters.

About Jwalamukhi
Jwalamukhi temple

Demography of Jwalamukhi

As per the census of 2011, there is a total population of 5361 in Jwalamukhi town among which males constitute 2,782 and females constitute 2,579. Among the total population 10.43% is children with age of 0-6 and it is around 559/ Female sex ration in the nagar panchayat is 927 against state average of 972. Child sex ration here is around 775 against the state average of 909. 92.19% of people in the town are literate, while the state literacy average is 82.80%. Jwalamukhi has 94.33% of male literacy and 89.94% of female literacy rate.

Administration in Jwalamukhi

Jwalamukhi is a nagar panchayat and the basic facilities like water, shelter and electricity etc. are taken care by the authorities of nagar panchayat. Imposing taxes on properties is also coming under its jurisdiction. There are seven wards under Jwalamukhi Municipal Council. There is a municipal office, two parking place, one park, one inspection hut, one public toilet, seven rain shelters, one dumping site, one crematorium, six community halls under Jwalamukhi M.C. Jwalamukhi is also a legislative assembly constituency in Himachal Pradesh.

Municipal Council, Jawalamukhi
Executive Officer: Shri M.D. Sharma, (94181-52821)
Telephone No: 01970-222256
Fax No: 01970-222256
Mobile No: 9418152821
Email Id: secnpjmi@yahoo.com
President: Smt Anil Prabha Sharma (98055-70277)
Vice President: Anish Sood (94180-88274)

Climate of Jwalamukhi

Even though Jwalamukhi experiences cold during winter, it gives a pleasant climate generally. But woolen are required during the season. Summer in Jwalamukhi is hot and so cotton clothes are more suitable.

Tourist Attractions in Jwalamukhi

Jwalaji Shrines: The most important tourist and pilgrim attraction of Jwalamukhi is Jwalaji Shrines. The temple has nine different flames each of which signifies something different. The legend behind the temple is that a shepherd saw the flames for the first time and the original temple was built there by Raja Bhumi Chanda, the ruler of the area. You can see the bed chamber of Devi across the courtyard and the shrine of Baba Gorkhnath above the temple. Read More...................

Nagini Mata:
Nagini Mata is a place where a fair is held in July. Located 4.5 km away from Jwalamukhi, this place is situatd on the hill above Jwalaji.

Shri Ragunathji Temple: Shri Raghunath Ji Temple is situated 5 km away from Jwalamukhi city. It is popularly known as Teda Mandir. People believe that Sita had stayed here and Pandavas had built the first temple here.

Ashtabhuja Temple:
Ashtabhuja temple is an ancient templs that has stone images of the eight-armed goddess. It is located at a distance of 1 km from Jwalamukhi.

Naduan is a nearby city to Jwalamukhi and it is 12 km away from the town. There are several old temples and remains of couple of old places here. Nadun is closed connected with the glory of Kangra erstwhile rulers.

Chamukha, which is 22 km away from Jwalamukhi via Nadaun, is famous for an old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can see a huge four faced image here.

Panj Teerthi and Mahakaleshwar:
Located on the banks of the river Beas, Panj Teerthi and Mahakaseshwar are two sacred places and are closely associated with the exile of the Pandavas. They are at a distance of 9 km and 28 km via Nadaun. There are only a few hundred meters distance between these two places.

Banks in Jwalamukhi

As Jwalamukhi, even though a pilgrim destination, is still in developing stage, you cannot see much bank branches in the city. Only a few nationalized banks are functioning with their branches here. Some of the important bank branches in Jwalamukhi are listed here.

Central Bank of India
Branch name: Jwalamukhi
IFSC Code: CBIN0282538
Branch Code: 282538
Address: Temple road, PO Jwalamukhi,
Himachal Pradehsh, 176031
Phone number: 01970-222275

Punjab National Bank (PNB)
Address: Jwala JI
IFSC Code: PUNB0071700
MICR Code: 176024366
Branch Code: 071700
Address: VPO Jwalamukhi, kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 01970-222234

Kangra Central Coop Bank
Branch name: Jwalamukhi
IFSC Code: KACE0000056
MICR Code: 176850161
Branch Code: 000056
Address: Jwalamukhi, Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh, 176031

Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
Branch name: Jwalamukhi
IFSC Code: ORBC0101891
MICR Code: 176022053
Branch name: 101891
Address: Bohan Chowk, Near Aggarwal,
Dharmashala, Jwalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh, 176301
Phone number: 9569209778

Canara Bank
Branch name: Jwalamukhi
IFSC Code: CNRB0005065
Branch Code: 005065
Address: Opposite Gate no 2, Geeta Bhawan,
NH-88, Jwalamukhi,Kangra, 176301

Hotels and Restaurants in Jwalamukhi

As famous Jwalaji shrine is situated in Jwalamukhi city, numerous pilgrims from all corners of the country visit here. Therefore, several big and small hotels and restaurants functioning in and around the city that can provide comfortable dining and lodging options for the tourists at reasonable rate.

Baba Hotel & Kamal Restaurant
Address: NH 88, Jwalamukhi,
Jawala Ji, Himachal Pradehs
Phone number: 9882187877

Hotel Rattan
Address: Near Sainik Rest House,
Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 98052-08569

Hotel Beas View
Address: Mandir Marg, Gate No.5, Near P.W.D,
Rest house, Shimla road, Jawal Ji, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 1970-223256

Hotel Bhagwati & Restaurant
Address: Near bus stand, Jwalamukhi,
Jawal Ji, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 94181-07664, +91-1970-222064

Hotel Mata Vaishno Devi
Address: Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 1970-222135, 223135, 223335

Hotel Maya
Address: NH 88, Jwalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 98821 87877

Hotel Pandit
Address: 500 meter from bus stand Chintpurni road,
Jwalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 9418080529, +91 9418608182

Hotel Ramakrishna
Address: NH 88, Jwalamukhi, Jawal Ji, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 98821 87877

Hotel Rattan
Address: NH 88, Jwalamukhi, Jawal Ji, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 9736629208

Hotel Sharma
Address: Mandir Marg, Gate no.1 & 2,
Near Charun Paduka, Jawalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: +91 9418080529, +91 9129361370

Hotel Yamuna & Restaurant
Address: Kanga Road, Jwalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 9418569661, 1970-223761, 222361

Maa Jawala Devi
Address: Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 1970-222223, 222137

Matri Chhaya-Yatri Niwas
Address: Nadaun road, Jwalamukhi,
Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Phone number: 98169-52636, 1970-222262

Hotel Pankaj & Restaurant
Address: Chintpurni road, Jwalamukhi,
Kangra, Himachal Paradesh, 176301

Hotel Beas View
Address: Shimla Road, Jawalaji,
Distt. Kangra, Jwalamukhi, 176031

Hotel Gopal
Address: Opp. Bus Stand, Jawalaji,
Distt Kangra, Jwalamukhi, 176031

Hotel Ishwari
Address: Opp.Girls High School Shimla Road,
Jwalamukhi, Jwalamukhi, 176031

Hotel Maya & Restaurant
Address: Nadun Road, Jwalaji, Jwalamukhi, 176031

Hotel Om & Restaurant
Address: Main Mandir Road,
Jwalamukhi, Jwalamukhi, 176031

Hotel Prayag

Address: Opposite Madir marg Gate No.1,
Backside Bus Stand, Jwalamukhi, 176031

Transportation in Jwalamukhi

The major airport near to Jwalamukhi is at Gaggal, which is 46 km away from the town. Indian Airlines flies thrice a week from Delhi to Daramsala. Pathankot is the closest broad gauge railhead and it is at a distance of 123 from Jwalamukhi. The road distance to Jwalamukhi is 473 km from Delhi and 212 km from Shimla. Jwalamukhi is 140 km from Pathankot. There is 30 km distance from Kangra to Jwalamukhi and 56 km from Dharmasala to Jwalamukhi. You get bus services from Pathankot to the city.

Jwalamukhi, the ancient city with a great history and interesting legend, is a must visited place in Himachal Pradesh. The Jwalamukhi temple, the most important tourist attraction in this town, will really make you wonder by the miracle of nature.

Jwalamukhi at a glance

Country: India
State: Himachal Pradesh
District: Kangra
City: Jwalamukhi
Pin code: 176031
Language: Hindi

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