Town in Himachal Pradesh, India
31°07′N 77°21′E / 31.12°N 77.35°E / 31.12; 77.35CountryIndiaStateHimachal PradeshDistrictShimlaGovernment
 • MLARakesh SinghaElevation
2,310 m (7,580 ft)Population
 • Total4,353Languages
 • OfficialHindiTime zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)PIN
Telephone code91 1783 xxxxxxVehicle registrationHP-09
Theog in Winters
Theog Town

Theog is a town and a municipal committee as well as a tehsil in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is 30 km from state capital Shimla & 37 km from ISBT Shimla. First settlements were in 1902.[1]


As of 2011[update] India census,[2] Theog had a population of 84684. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Theog has an average literacy rate of 75%; male literacy is 80.7%, and female literacy is 69.4%. In Theog, 10.6% of the population is under 6 years of age. According to the census of 1931, the total population of Theog state was 6912; there were 6800 Hindus, 91 muslims and 21 Sikhs in Theog State in 1931.[3]

The Chandel rulers of Theog share a common line of descent with the founders of Ghund clan and Dharampur Madhan, clan who were all together sons of a Chandel Rajput of Jaipur. The state was made subordinate to Keonthal Estate by a sanad of September 1815.

Theog was Ziladari of CHANDEL Clan


Theog is located at 31°07′N 77°21′E / 31.12°N 77.35°E / 31.12; 77.35.[4] It has an average elevation of 1965 metres (6446 feet). It is situated on National Highway NH22 (on the Hindustan-Tibet Road), is 32 km away from Shimla, and is a town of five 'Ghats' (or ridges): Rahi Ghat, Deori Ghat, Prem Ghat, Janoghat, and Bagaghat.

Theog Landscape in winter

Numerous villages come under the jurisdiction of Theog. Diksha is the new sarpanch from Sarog Gali village



Theog is well connected to Himachal and rest of India through National Highway 5 and National Highway 705.[5] theog is 45 km from Shimla airport and 32 km from Shimla railway station

See also

  • Theog-Kumarsain (Vidhan Sabha constituency)


  1. ^ Punjab State Gazetteers: pt. A. Simla Hill States. Punjab: Superintendent, Government Printing, 1935. 1935. p. 27.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 14 September 2023.
  3. ^ Punjab State Gazetteers: pt. A. Simla Hill States. Superintendent, Government Printing, 1935 - Punjab (India). 1935. p. 24.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Theog
  5. ^ "National Highways in Himachal Pradesh" (PDF). Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

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