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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.
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 seemed 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.
- 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 your trip beforehand since Nahan houses many tourist attractions in and around the town.
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.
The place can be a little expensive. The local transport is not very well developed.
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.
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.
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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