Punjab States Agency was an agency of the Indian Empire. The agency was created in 1921, on the model of the Central India Agency and Rajputana Agency, and dealt with forty princely states in northwest India formerly dealt with by the Province of Punjab.  
After 1947, most of the states chose to
accede to the Dominion of India, the rest to the Dominion of Pakistan.
The princely states had come under the
suzerainty of the British crown after the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814–16 and went on to be known as the Punjab Native States and the Simla Hill States. They later came into direct diplomatic relations with the British province of Punjab, with the exception of Tehri Garhwal State, which had a connection instead with the United Provinces.
The Punjab States Agency was established in 1921 out of the previous Punjab Native States, which had received advice from the Lieutenant Governor of
Punjab Province, and the Simla Hill States, advised by the Deputy Commissioner of Simla district. The agency was created under the direct authority of the Governor General of India, with its headquarters in  Shimla.
After Indian Independence in 1947, the states all acceded to the new
Dominion of India, most of them later becoming part of the new state of Himachal Pradesh, with Tehri Garhwal State becoming part of Uttar Pradesh. In 2000, the northern portion of Uttar Pradesh, including the former state of Tehri-Garhwal, became the new state of Uttarakhand.
Punjab States Agency
Salute states, by precedence :
Patiala, title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 17-guns (19-guns local)
Bahawalpur (now in Pakistan), title Nawab, Hereditary salute of 17-guns (later promoted to 21 guns by the Pakistani president)
Jind, title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 13-guns (15-guns personal and local)
Kapurthala, title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 13-guns (15-guns personal and local)
Nabha, title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 13-guns (15-guns local) Kaithal, title Bhai ( Maharaja) Hereditary salute 13-guns (15-guns local)
Bilaspur (Kahlur), title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
Chamba, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
Faridkot, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
Maler Kotla (Malerkotla), title Nawab, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
Mandi, title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
Sirmur (Nahan), title Maharaja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns
Suket (Sundarnagar), title Raja, Hereditary salute of 11-guns Loharu, title Nawab, Hereditary salute of 9-guns
Non-salute states, alphabetically :
 Bahadurgarh, title Nawab, annexed 1857
 Ballabgarh, title Raja, annexed 1857
Farrukhnagar, title Nawab, annexed 1857
  Jhajjar, title Nawab, annexed 1857 
Kunjpura, title Nawab
 Arnauli, title Bhai
 Karnal, title Nawab
 Shantiabad, title Sardar
 Dhanaura, title Sardar
 Tangaur, title Sardar
 Jharauli, title Sardar
 Shamgarh, title Sardar
 Panipat, title Nawab
 Shahzadapur, title Sardar
 Mustafabad, title Sardar
 Gogripur, title Chaudhary 
Simla Hill States Superintendency of the Punjab States Agency
Sirmur , title Maharaja, 11 Gun salute Bashahr, title Raja, Personal 9 guns-salute
Non-salute states, alphabetically:
Dynasties by State
The following are the dynasties of respective states of the Punjab Agency:
Salute states, by precedence:
Non-salute states, alphabetically :
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Coordinates: 30°6′N 77°10′E / 30.100°N 77.167°E