College of Horticulture and Forestry Thunag Mandi

College of Horticulture and Forestry Thunag Mandi


College Activities

The College is situated at Thunag which lies on the way to Tourist destination Janjehli, an unexplored lush green beautiful hidden valley also famous for Shikari Devi Temple. Shikari Devi is situated at an elevation of 3359 meters above mean sea level. The area is enriched with floral wealth, important species of trees found in the area are Deodar (Cedrus Deodara), Rai (Picea Smithiana), Tosh (Silver Fir), Rakhal (Taxus Baccata), Kail (Pinus wallichiana), Kharsu (Brown Oak), Mahoru (Green Oak), Rhododendron, Maple, Chestnut, Walnut. Besides this there are lot of medicinal plants and Guchhi being one of the most important. The valley is also known for its delicious crunchy apples, vegetable cultivation (popular for its pea and potato cultivation) and a hub for protected cultivation of Carnation.


College of Horticulture and Forestry was established on 8.3.2019, It is now the fourth constituent college under Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry. Earlier, it was established as Regional Horticultural and Forestry Development and Extension Centre Thunag at village Panicha on 11.9.18 and further established as College of Horticulture & Centre of Excellence for Horticulture Research and Extension on 8.3.2019. The Research station was started in Panchayati Raj Training Institute building. Located in temperate zone at an altitude of around 1900 meters, the weather mostly remains cool throughout the year and winters experiencing snow quite frequently. Thunag is 59.2 kms (approximately 2 hrs and 30 minutes) from Nerchowk and one has to take diversion from National Highway 21 at place called Dadour in Nerchowk. Thunag is situated on Nerchowk-Janjehli road and is 14 kms short Janjehli. From Mandi or Kullu one has to reach Pandoh and from Pandoh, Thunag is approximately 42 kms (1hrs and 30 minutes). The first batch of Bsc. (Hons.)Horticulture 4 Year Programme will start in August, 2019 with the capacity of around 69 students. The College is temporarily being run in Panchayati Raj Building with all the necessary facilities like well-equipped class rooms, Library, Conference Hall, Laboratories, Play ground, Badminton Court, boarding and lodging facility, Dining hall. Later the College will be shifted to the proposed site. The College will run under the supervision of Dean, College of Horticulture, Dr Y C Gupta Former Head of the Department, Floriculture & Landscaping, Nauni Solan.

Distant View of College Building with Hostel Buildings, Academics and Residences

Local Diety, Mata Hadimba Temple in the vicinity



  • To build an institution of excellence for learning in Horticulture and allied disciplines with a purpose to create human resource capable of meeting present and future needs of farm science education, industry and other stake holders.



  • To impart skill based education in horticulture and allied disciplines to develop entrepreneurship and employability at grass root level.
  • To expand the reach of professional agriculture education to eligible and deserving students of rural and semi rural areas of farming community.
  • To establish viable and fruitful linkages with regional, national and international organization in horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines.           
  • To become a scale neutral lead resource data centre for education and research in horticulture and allied disciplines.


Distance from various Places and Travel Time

Place Distance Time
Shima to Thunag via Nerchowk 176Kms 6.15 Hours
Mandi to Thunag via Pandoh 62 Kms 2.30 Hours
Chandigarh to Thunag via Bilaspur 231Kms 7.15 Hours
Delhi to Thunag via Chandigarh 470Kms 11.30 Hours



Dr A K Joshi

College of Horticulture & Forestry
Thunag -175048 Distt. Mandi (HP)
Contact: 01907-257663, 94184-52348(M)
Fax : 01907-257664
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