Nangal is a beautiful small town situated at a distance of 100km from Chandigarh in Punjab. The wetland is bounded by Sutlej River, canals and magnificent hills. It is the main attraction for tourists to this place and with the establishment of the Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej River, the place has gained more popularity. The Nangal lake is a beautiful artificial lake which is 6 Km long shaped by the Nangal dam. About 40,000 migratory birds fly here in winters and this lake is a heavenly paradise for bird lovers.
To take a trip to these wetlands, the perfect time is from November to March. The weather is very pleasant as it is the time of winter and then spring.
Air: The nearest airport to Nangal is Chandigarh (100Km) and Ludhiana (72 Km). Taxi and bus services are available from this airport to reach the wetlands.
Rail: The regular trains run from other major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar etc. to Nangal. After reaching the Nangal railway station, you can hire a taxi to reach the Nangal Lake.
Road: The Nangal town is well connected by roads with other town and cities. Luxury and state transport bus services are available to get to Nangal.
Taxis are available in the entire town to go to different places.
Suitable facilities and services of accommodation are provided by beautiful guest houses and resorts of NFL and Bhakra-Beas Management Board. Hotel City Inn, The Kikar Lodge, Hotel La Silver Leaf, Hotel Le Mariet and Clarks International Hotel are some of the private hotels in the region where one can stay.
Naina Devi Temple, Kila Holgarh Sahib, Kila Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Tahli Sahib, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Gurudwara Gurpartap,Kirpal Sagar are some of the places worth seeing near this place. Apart from the beautiful sightseeing at Nangal wetlands, one must visit the Bhakra Nangal Dam.
Nangal is a great place for shopping. Sector 4 market, sector 1 market, sector2 market, gole market and Mahavir market are some of people's favorite shopping spots.
The Sikh Jats and Khatris are the two main communities here. While the main occupation is agriculture, many people are also involved in trade and commerce. Punjab_Ñés culture and traditions are one of the most well-known and ancient ones in the world. The unique dances of Punjab like Bhangra and Giddha, their colorful festivals of Lohri, Baisakhi, Teej and the great works in the literary field represent the culture of Punjab. Punjabi wedding ceremonies clearly showcase the culture of Punjab. The dresses, folk dances, music, rituals and food involved in Punjabi marriages have evolved with the passage of time.
There is no nightlife in Nangal. However, if you go to Chandigarh, you can find several clubs and pubs there.
The huge varieties of Punjabi dishes that have made their mark in restaurants in all parts of the world are popular here. The _ÑÒsarson ka saag_Ñ� and _ÑÒmake ki roti_Ñ� is the staple of Punjabi diet. Chole Bhature, Samosa, Butter Chicken, Naan and Mutter Paneer are some of the famous dishes of Punjabi cuisine. Lassi is the refreshing yoghurt drink that is very popular in Punjab
The dhabas and local restaurants of this place are very popular. Lucky Delue Dhaba, Pahalwan dhaba, Unique hotel etc. are some of the popular food joints of the area.
Nangal is best seen on a trip to Chandigarh. Follow Chandigarh with a visit to these wetlands. Reach Nangal and check into a guest house or hotel. Hire a taxi to visit the Nangal lake. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake and after that leave for an excursion to Bhakra Dam. After visiting the Bhakra Nangal Dam, have delicious Punjabi food at some nearby restaurant. If you are here to visit only the lake and the dam, its should take you about half a day. One can however, stay here for another day and visit the other attractions of the town.
Sarus Crane was the most thrilling discovery in Nangal Lake which is believed to have vanished in Punjab.
Follow the security and safety rules provided by the government here. Do not cross the certain points which are marked out of limits for tourists.
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