ogindernagar has an average elevation of 1,200 meters (4000 feet). Summers are pleasant and mild. In winters the temperature drops low and there is some snowfall. Jogindernagar is a quiet and relaxing holiday destination and has options open for trekking, fishing, sightseeing, picnics and enjoyable drives.
NEARBY SIGHT SEEING
Bir/Billing : 26-km
Kangra / Gaggal: 80-km
Bhuntar / Kullu / Manali: 110-160 km
Haulage Way System or Trolley at Jogindernagar is one of its own kind in the world. It goes up to Winch Camp situated at an altitude of 8,000 feet. The height of the peak near Winch camp is about 8,800 feet. On the way to Winch camp there are thick forests of Rhododendron.
Barot 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. There is also a high altitude panoramic lake at an height of 14,000 feet (4,150 meters) known as Dahinasar lake where holy journeys are started in the month of August and September. There are many varieties of herbs and flowers over these mountains having great importance and medicinal use.
Bir-Billing Paragliding Pre-World Cup is held every year at Bir-Billing (16 km from Jogindernagar) in the month of October or November. Billing (8,600 feet) is the hang gliding spot from where Para gliders take off for landing at Chaugan.
Shanan Power House (3km) Jogindernagar is the only city in Asia continent having three Power houses simultaneously. Shanan Power House of Jogindernagar is the oldest Hydro-electric power house of India and one of the oldest powerhouses of the world. This powerhouse was built by Col.V.C Betty, an English engineer and his team.
Baijnath Temple (23km) 23 km from Joginder Nagar is this exquisite temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanath – ‘The Lord of Physicians’. The original temple was built in 804 AD. Here King Ravana is said to have supplicated Lord Shiva for this boon of immortality.
Machchiyal Lake (6km) 6 km from JOGINDER NAGAR is this small lake held sacred to Machendru Devta means the God of Fish. Fish are fed and worshipped here especially on Saturday and Tuesday. Fishing is strictly prohibited here. A fair in the month of April is held here every year. The first Mahashir fish farm of India is proposed to be build at upper Machchiyal.
Jhatingri 16 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
Chaprot Place 6 km from joginder nagar, the road leading to the spot passes through a dense forest area. It has the reservoir for the second stage power house of the uhl project. Nice picnic spot!
Bandheri Mata A Temple 4 km by road and half an hour walk from joginder nagar, located on a small hilltop with Panaromic view of joginder nagar town.