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Nahan Tourism

Away from the buzzing crowd of the city, Nahan is a perfect romantic getaway. Lying among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads and clean streets, this small hill station serves as an ideal holiday destination.

Nahan has its past spun around many tales and legends. Founded by Raja Karan Prakash in 1621 as a capital, it is believed that this town derives its name from a sage named Nahar who lived at the same site where this town stands today. As per another version, the town gets its name from an incident where the king who was trying to kill a lion was stopped by a saint named Baba Banwari Das who said Nahar meaning 'don't kill'. The quaint town today, is dotted with gardens, temples and a manmade lake. Visit Nahan, a cantonment town of Himachal for an unforgettable experience.

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Fairs and Festival in Nahan

Nahan celebrates many festivals with great enthusiasm. Out of many festivals, there are top three that are celebrated with the utmost passion. Vaaman Dwadshi is celebrated towards the end of monsoon. In this festival, fifty-two cult images of the local Gods are carried in a procession to the temple of Jagannath. There is a pool there, and the images are floated ceremoniously in it. They are restored to their niches at midnight.

Gugga Peer Fair is a local fair celebrated in honour of Gogaji or Gugga. Gugga is a folk deity of Rajasthan and is an eminent warrior hero of Nahan. Gugga is a God worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims. He has many names and forms. He is also believed to be a saint and also a snake god. He is known as Goga amongst the Hindus and as Jahar Peer amongst the Muslims. Kaimkhani Muslims believe that they are his descendants. Two days before Dussehra another fair is organised by Gram Panchayat. This fair is known as Jamta Fair.

Restaurants and Local Food in Nahan

Nahan being a small town has few eating joints and restaurants. Apart from local Himachal food, this town also offers food in many cuisines including North-Indian and Chinese etc.
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Suggested Itinerary for Nahan

Nahan is a place of beauty and solitude where one can enjoy the tranquillity of nature at its best. Begin your journey with a nice breakfast at the hotel followed by a trip to Simbalwara Sanctuary. Continue your journey to Suketi National Park and heading on to Trilokpur Temple. Have lunch at some dhaba or nearby eating joint. Your next destination is Dhaula Kuan where the astounding sights of fruit trees make for a brilliant experience. Move on to Giri Nagar, 5 km from Dhaula Kuan. If left with time and energy, Jaitak fort is the next stop or else head back to the hotel and enjoy and relax at the hotel.

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How to Reach Nahan

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Nahan is a city in Himachal Pradesh. Although it is a tourist spot it has no Railway Station or Airport. The city has good roads. Buses and taxis are easily available. State buses are good, comfortable and reasonable. 

How to reach Nahan by flight

The nearest airbase to Nahan is Chandigarh Airport which is located around 50 km away. Dehradun and Shimla Airport can also be opted for. You can hire a taxi from these cities to travel to Nahan. Also, buses run regularly on this route. 

How to reach Nahan by road

You can travel to Nahan from many directions by road. A route can be taken via Dehradun passing Ponta Sahib on the way, via Solan from Shimla and through Kala-Amb from Haryana. However, the shortest way while commuting from Delhi will be via Saha. Regular buses services can be availed that link the neighbouring cities and states to Nahan.

How to reach Nahan by train

The nearest railway stations to Nahan are Kalka, Barara, Chandigarh and Ambala. You can also get down as Yamunanagar station. Regular bus service connects these stations to Nahan.

Local transport in Nahan

Commuting within the town of Nahan is not difficult. Taxis and cabs are readily available for nearby and distant locations. The roads to Nahan town are quite smooth; however, the case within town may differ. The roads are poorly built on some parts while in other parts in bearable condition. Make sure you are travelling on a sturdy vehicle to the town.

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What is the local food in Nahan?

Nahan being a small town has few eating joints and restaurants. Apart from local Himachal food, this town also offers food in many cuisines including North-Indian and Chinese etc.
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What are the places near Nahan?

The top places near to Nahan are Shimla which is 61 km from Nahan, Mussoorie which is located 75 km from Nahan, Kasauli which is located 49 km from Nahan, Rishikesh which is located 107 km from Nahan, Chandigarh which is located 53 km from Nahan

What are the things to do in Nahan?

The top things to do in Nahan are Renuka Lake, Suketi Fossil Park, Trekking in Nahan, Jaitak Fort, Churdhar Peak, Dhaula Kuan. You can see all the places to visit in Nahan here

What is the best way to reach Nahan?

Nahan is a city in Himachal Pradesh. Although it is a tourist spot it has no Railway Station or Airport. The city has good roads. Buses and taxis are easily available. State buses are good, comfortable and reasonable. 
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What is the best time to visit Nahan?

Considered famous for trekking and still unexploited by commercialism, Nahan can be visited throughout the year. The summers are warm and pleasant while the winters are cold and freezing but each season adds a different facet to the real beauty of the location. The transitional seasons of autumn and spring are also a delight and the most preferred seasons for activities like trekking and exploring the town. Of course, appropriate clothing is always recommended as per the season for the visiting tourists as the peak season could get extremely chilly or hot. 
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Who should visit Nahan?

This place is most suited for couples as it can be a romantic getaway. The place is also suitable for family and group of friends. This place is a great weekend getaway for people from New Delhi, Chandigarh and other nearby areas. The place will give you an experience that you will never forget. For young people, there are adventure sports here. Trekking and mountain climbing are popular in Nahan.

What is not so good about Nahan?

The place can be a little expensive. The local transport is not very well developed.

What is famous about Nahan?

Nahan is picturesque, and greenery is in abundance here. The town is immaculate with comfortable and cosy lifestyle. Has clean and efficiently planned roads that make a traffic free experience for you. The weather is pleasant round the year.

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Kovid Kapoor

4 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- If you are travelling during summers, the weather is warm and cotton clothes will suffice.
- Plan you (Read More)r trip beforehand since Nahan houses many tourist attractions in and around the town.

Ishita Solanki

on Renuka Lake 4 years ago
Renuka Lake is the perfect place for a day in the lap of nature. There is a set path around the lake. Walking along it was really satisfying, given the amount of flora and fauna all around. The air s (Read More)eemed extraordinarily fresh all around. At some places, there were sadhu-sants sitting and meditating, while some were narrating stories about the lake. The walk around the lake was a long one, but at the end of it, I was filled with vigour instead of being tired. This place is highly recommended for nature lovers.
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