Joginder Nagar Valley
Joginder Nagar is situated at an average altitude of 1220 mtrs. Surrounded by all mountains, these mountains are covered with dense forest of Pine. As per Earthquake hazard zoning of India Joginder Nagar is a V (Very High Damage Risk Zone). From past few years’ forest fires and landslides have risen due to natural and man-made reasons. Hinduism, Sikhism and Tibetan Buddhism, along with a small percentage of Christians and Muslims are the major religions followed here. Original name of the town was Sukrahatti, Joginder Nagar has been named after the King of Mandi, Raja Joginder Sen. The Valley is known for adventure sports like Paragliding, Trekking and Mountain biking, and has options for angling, camping as well as sightseeing. Joginder nagar is famous for trot fish, haulgage trolley.
In 1925, Raja Joginder Sen and Col. B. C. Batty planned a hydel power scheme near the village of Sukrahatti. A Haulage-way system was laid from the site of Shanan Power House to Barot, where the reservoir was constructed on Uhl river. The Shanan Power House (110 MW) was built by a team of engineers headed by Colonel Batty. Shanan Power House was the only hydroelectric project in northern India which fed undivided Punjab and Delhi. Later, the HP State Electricity Board added another set of turbines at nearby Bassi.
By Air: Bhuntar is the nearest Airport at a distance of about 110 km. Another Airport is Gaggal which is around 60 km from Joginder Nagar. Cabs/Taxis are available from Airport.
By Rail: Pathankot is the nearest Railway station from Joginder Nagar. Cabs/Taxis are available from Railway Station.
By Road: Jogindernagar is connected by road and is 55-km from Mandi and 65-km by Kangra.
Seasons: During summer, the climate is hot and cottons are recommended. In winter, temperature can hover just above freezing point when heavy woollens are required.
Bassi Power House
Bassi power station is an attractive picnic spot and is situated at a distance of about 5 kms from Joginder Nagar.
This is an enchanting lake devoted to Machendru Devta. Since it is a sacred lake so fishing is not allowed but you can feed the fish it is very popular here.
This place is surrounded by thick deodar forest , is a view point at a top of a hill, the ruins of the summer palace of the Mandi rulers is located here.
The three kilometer narrow gauge track from Winch Camp to Head Gear is the highest railway track in India (8,300 feet) and is currently non-functional.
Haulage-way trolley, that goes from 4,300 feet to up to 8,000 feet using cable wire and runs on railway track.
Shanan Power House
One of India's first hydroelectric power projects was built in 1932.
This railway line has been nominated for inclusion in UNESCO's cultural heritage list. It is one among the highest railways in the world with highest station at Ahju (4,236 feet). It is from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar.
Bassi Power House
The generation cost of this power house is cheapest in the India.