(Last Updated on : 10/08/2015)
Santokhgarh is a town and a nagar panchayat in Una district
of Himachal Pradesh
. It is situated in the Punjab region.
Location of Santokhgarh
Santokhgarh is located at 31.37 degree north to 76.32 degree east. It has an average elevation of 322 metres (1,056 feet).
Culture of Santokhgarh
The local languages are Punjabi language
and Hindi language
. The predominant language though spoken is Punjabi. People typically wear kurta pyjamas, pants, shirts and trousers amongst youngster males and salwar kameez
for women. The population is mix of Hindus and Sikhs, with Sikhs in the minority.
Demography of Santokhgarh
According to the Population Census in the year 2011, Santokhgarh had a population of 8,308. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Santokhgarh has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 62%. In Santokhgarh, 13% of the population is under six years of age.
Tourism in Santokhgarh
Santokhgarh has Shri Baba Nanga Temple. Shri Baba Nanga temple is very famous and Bana Nanga Dramatic Club Ram Leela is also very famous in area. In Ramleela Mata ki Jankhi on Ashtami is very famous and is believed that people's wishes come true whatever they wish during the Jankhi.
Santokhgarh has Temple of Vishvakarman. Vishvakarman temple is very famous and around Diwali more than 50,000 people pay tribute to Load Vishvakarman on Vishvakarman-day in Santokhgarh.