Sunder Nagar town is the 5th largest town of the state located on the Chandigarh-Sunder Nagar-Mandi-Manali National Highway No.21 on the junction of roads connecting State and district headquarters in different directions. It has on excellent modal location. It has been acting as base station for the Beas Satluj Link Project activities and Emerged on important project town. In context of the state as whole, it has central location in both valley, which is one of the most productive valley of the Himachal Pradesh. During the decades of 1970′s and 1980′s a log of Urban Development activities including establishment of offices of Chief engineer level pertaining to various Hydroelectric projects came upon the town.
Sunder Nagar has emerged as an educational hub in past few years, having an Government Engineering College, Govt. Dental college and Govt. degree college. The notable educational institutions are :