Sundernagar (Also spelt as Sundarnagar and Sunder nagar) is located in Mandi District. It used to be the Capital of Suket State and is hardly 22-24 km from Mandi (South-west of mandi) towards Shimla. The waters of Beas-Sutlej Project have given it a man-made lake. The
The town is famous for its temples with the Mahamaya Temple being the prominent among them. Perched at an altitude of 1,174 meters, Sundernagar is noted for its shady walks amid towering trees. Sukhdev Vatika is a beautiful garden here. It is also home to Asia's biggest Hydel Project - the Beas-Stulej hydro-electric project, irrigating nearly one-fourth of the northern plains of India,has brought unprecedented prosperity to Sudernagar. The Beas-Sutlej link colony is the biggest colony in Himachal Pradesh.
Mahamaya Temple is situated on top of a hill, Mahamaya Temple is at Sundernagar in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh. It is dedicated to the Mother Goddess. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
Sunder Nagar used to be the Mandi jail. Now, it is a municipal council of Mandi district.
BBMB Lake : Sunderngar owes a lot to BBMB, it was BSL Project which brought Sundernagar to its present glory. This project diverts the water of river Beas at Pandoh and brings it through a canal to Sundernagar where it is stored in a manmade lake before being used to generate power at Dehar Power House..
Shukdev Vatika : It is situated near to BBMB reserviour on NH 21. During Pre-Mahabharata period Rishi Shukdev meditated at this place. There is an ancient cave dating back to Puranas. This cave leads to Haridwar and it is believed that Rishi Shukdev used this cave to take bath in holy Ganga River every morning.
Haateswari Temple : This temple is situated on Sundernagar Baggi Road at a distance of about 8 kms from Sundernagar. History of Pandavas can also be traced to this famous temple. Devi Haateswari, the presiding deity of the area has a huge following.
Climate: In winter, the temperature can however around freezing point when heavy woollen clothes are required. During summer, the climate is hot and cottons are recommended.
Altitude: Sundernagar is situated at an altitude of 1,174mtrs.
Best time to visit: All the year round.
How To Reach
Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar about 57-km from Mandi.
Rail: The broad gauge railhead is at Pathankot, a distance of 210-km. From Pathankot the narrow gauge railway connects Joginder Nagar, which is 80-km from Sundernagar.
Road: 25 kms from Mandi is well connected by road to other places. The main bus stand is just above an open playing field, where the National Highway- 21 continues along the left bank of river to Pandoh.