Nahan Tour Package


State: Himachal Pradesh
Distance: 267 Km N of Delhi
By Road: 4 hrs & 30min
By Rail: 2hrs 30min + 2hrs by road
Location:Nahan, at 3,051 ft, Shivalik, in apex of a triangle including the equidistant Renuka Lake and Paonta Sahib
Route: NH1 to Ambala via Karnal; NH72 to Nahan via Narayangarh and Kala Amb

Fast Fact

  • Best time to visit Nahan

    All year round as it is the highest point close to Delhi

Nahan is situated on an isolated ridge in the Shiwalik hills, overlooking greenfields. Nahan is a well laid-out picturesque town, known for its cleanliness and dust free streets. Saint and princes are linked with the origin of Nahan. The city was founded as a capital by Raja Karan Prakash in 1621. Another version recalls a saint who lived with a companionable Nahar on the site where the Nahan palace now stands "Nahar" means a Lion and probably the town takes its name from this saint. Nahan situated at an altitude of 932 meters, is a good base for visits to the surrounding areas viz. Renuka, Paonta Sahib, Trilokpur temple and the Suketi Fossil Park. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and is watered by man made lake and decorated with temples and gardens. It is the headquarter of Sirmaur district.

  • Places to visit in Nahan

    Jaitak Hills: Situated at an altitude of 1500 m above the sea level, Jaitak Hills is a place of both historical and tourist importance. The Gurkha Fort at the top of the hill is believed to have been built by Ranjor Singh in 1810.

    Gurkha Fort: It was constructed by Ranjor Singh Thapa, the Gurkha leader, when he attacked and sacked Nahan in about AD 1810. The fort was built with materials removed from Nahan Fort and Palace. It commands a fine view of the Sain, Nahan and Dharthi hills.

    Trilokpur Temple : Located at Trilokpur in Himachal Pradesh, this unusual cave temple was built by Raja Dip Prakash in 1573. The temple of the goddess 'Mahamaya Bala Sundri' is quite famous and attracts lakh of pilgrims from all over Northern India.
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