Nalagarh Tour Package


Overview

State: Himachal Pradesh
Distance: 282 Km NW of Delhi
By Road: 5 hrs & 30min
By Rail: 5hrs + 1hrs & 30min by road
Location: Where the plains meet the mountain in south Himachal, about 55km from Chandigarh and 2,000 ft above sea level
Route: NH1 to Ambala via Panipat and Karnal; NH22 to Pinjore via Zirakpur and Panchkula; NH21A to Nalagarh

Fast Fact

  • When to go Nalagarh

    Best in the winter months and if you can't resist the rains, in the monsoons

Strategically placed at the foothills of the Himalayas, Nalagarh was the capital of the state of Hindur. This area witnessed some fierce fighting during the 'Gurkha Wars' in the first quarter of the 19th century. Spread over considerable acreage, the fort and the palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are mostly built in the Mughal style of architecture. These have been exhaustively renovated and are now a quality heritage resort.

Nalagarh was the capital of the kingdom of Hindur founded by Raja Ajai Chand in 1100 A.D. It was ruled by the Chandela Rajputs. The Chandela kings were great patrons of art and architecture. Raja Ram Chander, another illustrious ruler of the same dynasty, was also a great builder who constructed the Ramgarh Fort and the town of Ramshere. Raja Surendra Singh was the last ruler of Nalagarh and his son, Raja Vijayendra is the present ceremonial ruler of Nalagarh.

Nalagarh is one of those places that soothes the eyes as much as it calms the soul. The retreat is an ideal place to unwind from the heat and dust of the overcrowded Indian cities. There is plenty to explore by way of nature walks in the lush green surroundings of Nalagarh. One can enjoy a picnic lunch in the Royal Orchards under the shades of the trees or in the Machaan. The famous Mughal Gardens at Pinjore are only 35 km away. In season, fishing enthusiasts can look forward to exciting times at the Gobind Sagar Lake, Gambar River (22 km) and the Sutlej Barrage (22 km). For the devout, the famous Naina Devi Temple is only 60 kilometers away.

An excellent excursion from Nalagarh is to the impressive Ramgarh Fort. Built by Raja Ram Chander in 1540, the Fort is situated at a height of 4000 feet. The Fort is located 21 km north of Nalagarh. The Fort ramparts command a breathtaking view of the plains and towns of Punjab, and the perennially snowclad peaks of the Himalayas.

Ramgarh is an important landmark of the famous Gurkha Wars of the mid nineteenth century.

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  • Tourist Attraction of Nalagarh

    - Nalagarh Fort
    - Ramgarh Fort
    - Boating
    - Fishing
    - Yadavindra Gardens

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