Nahan Tourism

Nahan Tourism

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Nahan Info

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Nahan is a town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is the headquarters of Sirmaur district. Situated in the Shivalik hills, it is a well laid-out town, and was the capital city of Raja Karan Prakash in 1621.

Situated at an altitude of 932 metres, Nahan is a good base for visits to the surrounding areas like Renukaji Lake, Paonta Sahib, Trilokpur temple and the Suketi Fossil Park. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year.

There are many temples here like the Miyan Mandir, Nainidhar Shiv Mandir, Kalisthan Temple and Jagannath Temple. The town's special attractions include its three lovely walkways, the Villa Round, the Military Round and the Hospital Round.

The hub of Nahan's activities is Chaugan, Bikram Bagh and Khadar-Ka-Bagh. Gift shops, the Rosin and Turpentine factory and local temples are among the other major attractions. Situated in the centre of the town of Nahan town is Rani Tal, which has a large temple and a water pond. Ducks and cranes in the Ranital Tank and Ranital Garden further add to the charm. The Mall Road is a favourite haunt of youngsters.

Hindi, Punjabi, English are understood and spoken by the people in the tourism sector. The nearest airport is Chandigarh, while Dehradun and Shimla are the other options. The nearest railway stations are Ambala, Chandigarh and Kalka. There are regular bus services to other towns and cities like Manali, Delhi and Haridwar.

Pakka Talaab is the place where two important festivals of the town, Bawan Dwadashi Fair and Gugga Peer Fair are celebrated in September every year. During the Bawan Dwadashi fair held towards the end of the monsoon, 52 idols of the local deities are carried in a procession to the Jagannath temple and are then left afloat in the tank. The Gugga Peer fair is celebrated as a tribute to Gogaji or Gugga, the folk deity of Rajasthan.

Trilokpur Temple is located about 23 kms away from Nahan and here the temple goddess Mahamaya Bala Sundri is very famous. Dhaula Kuan, about 20 kms from Nahan, has an extensive plantation full of citrus plants and mangoes and a fruit canning factory making juices, jams, pickles and canned fruits.

Located at a distance of about 21 km from Nahan, the Suketi Fossil Park, also called Shivalik Fossil Park, exhibits life-sized fibre reinforced plastic models of ancient animals whose skeletons were discovered here.

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Nahan Traveller Reviews

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Smriti Das

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  • Lives in Ludhiana
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  • 83 Reviews
  •  288 helpful votes
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"A small beautiful town"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nahan is a small beautiful town having with a healthy green forests and high peaked mountains all around it. Very peaceful and pollution free town. Its nature beauty is awesome. For a short break, Nahan is the ideal place for relaxation. Our journey experience from Ludhiana to Nahan was very good. Luckily that day the weather was very clear & shiny.
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Sujeet Kumar

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  • Lives in Ghaziabad
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"Terrible Holiday Destination"

  • 0.5 / 7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nahan is a very small hill destination. And there is no much places to visit. I would advice not to waste time visiting this place. Its better to go around Kasol and other places in Himachal. Its very ill-maintained and really nothing other than time pass.
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  • Shubham
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  • Lives in Gurgaon
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  • 16 Reviews
  •  86 helpful votes
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"Visit this place for enjoying nature, free from worries"

  • 4.0 / 7
  • Posted Jul 21, 2015
-Very good serene place. In mother nature's lap. Pollution free fresh air to breathe & really good people.
-Main visiting places include Renuka lake, accessible throughout the year, best place during before & after monsoons. However, the lake has water throughout the year for boating. The lake is famous for huge amount of fishes & giant tortoises. Experience taking bath with fishes & tortoises is a fun.
-Other famous places include Haripurdhar peak, and a waterfall en route to it, however, the waterfall is in full swings only after the monsoons. The roads are pretty good & a 1000 CC car will do good.
- Staying- 1st option HPTDC renuka, just onshore of lake, 2nd best option The ekant, Nahan. We stayed in The Ekant (room no. 4 is best), & the place is very good, just 4 kms from lake, with ample parking & roaming space - Speciality the home like food so, you are not bothered about stomach upsets. Prefer to purchase mineral water only as raw water may cause throat issues.
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Sumit Sharma

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"Awesome location, had great time"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Aug 29, 2014
Nahan is a magnificent town surrounded by lush green forests and snow-capped mountain ranges. Nahan, the nearest railhead is Ambala, 100-km away, Dehra Dun also serves as a railhead, 65-km from Paonta Sahib. So made choices road by car. Nahan is one of the best and cheap hotel in Himachal pradesh with all luxury facilities.
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Guneet Oberoi

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  • Lives in New Delhi
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"Short Break from the busy life"

  • 4.0 / 7
  • Posted Aug 29, 2014
If you just want to relax and fell the nature then Nahan is the nearest and easily approachable hill station with no mall road just quite and pleasant nature with few resorts to stay and enjoy. Early morning walk in the hills will keep you refresh whole day. In the day time you can visit nearby Renuka ji lake and temple and the resort activities will make your evenings.
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Jitendra Wadhwani

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  • Jitendra Wadhwani
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"A place for weekend getaway"

  • 3.0 / 7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2014
Below average but the Grand View Resort was good for weekend relaxation. Renuka Lake and Renuka Wild Sanctuary are the places one can visit in day time. Better visit these places in a group otherwise it could be boring. Had lots of fun.
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Gaurav Verma

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Exclusiveness in the small town"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Dec 12, 2013
Far from the maddening crowd, enjoy much needed break and comfortable stay. Enjoy the fresh airs and recharge yourself. Excellent road condition will add a spark in your trail blazing in the Himalayas.
Visit to this place is more like relaxing and enjoying the hills rather than sightseeing. You will come across awesome sights while driving. Still there are many points like Renukaji, Dhaula Kuan, Poanta Sahib near to Nahan to keep to occupied.
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Vinamra Chawla

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  • Posted Oct 15, 2012
Perfect / nearest mountain break from delhi
Good roads & be there in 5 hrs

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Renukaji Zoo

Activities & things to do: Rivers & mountain climbing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take the Ambala Route & Avoid the Saharanpur Road..
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Neeraj Mittal

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"Nahan- Green Hills aplenty !"

  • Posted Nov 11, 2011
We thought Nahan is a not-so-choosen venue to get a weekend break from Delhi since delhites have other popular options to choose from.
But being closer to Delhi is big plus.
Nahan has got plenty of lush green hills, weather in August was very very pleasant and it is a nice quite place in the hills. not recommended for 'Mall Road Shopalcoholics' !

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We had plan to go to Nahan but were quite laid back to do our reservations Comparitively closer to Delhi than other popular options is plus for Nahan and we could not get rooms in any the resorts of our liking. We managed to get couple of rooms in Black Mango resort only.
We decided to make it as our base camp to explore nearby areas.

Poanta Sahib is a very nice experience ,religiously and otherwise also as we see Yamuna in full flow here.Renuka is a great excursion option out of Nahan as it got a big big lake and a zoo to please the kids. A big disappointment was the Suketi fossil park. We thought it will have some full size dinosour fossils preserved in natural surroundings but all it had was a musuem.

Activities & things to do: Excursions out of Nahan to Ponta Sahib and Renuka are a good time pass .

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Comfortable 5 1/2 - 6 hrs journey from Delhi makes it a quick weekend trip.The roads leading to Nahan are very well laid. Roads within were not that much maintained, perhaps due to monsoon season at the time of our visit.
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