Nahan is one of the most beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh situated on top in the Shivalik hills. It is situated at an altitude of 932 m above sea level.It has an overlooking view of lush green fields and is dotted with temples and gardens. You can witness various colorful fairs and festivals that are celebrated at Nahan round the year. The best time to visit Nahan is between the months of December and March. Come on a tour to Nahan, and you will have an unforgettable experience exploring this scenic town.
Tourist Attractions in Nahan
Following are some of the famous tourist attractions in Nahan, which you can visit while on a tour to Nahan
Dhaula Kuan : 20 km from Nahan, this place is dotted with a sprawling orchard comprising of citrus plants and mangoes. Nearby is the magnificent Kastasan Devi temple, where Raja Jagat Singh overcame the advancing army of Rulam Quadir Rohilla in a major battle.
Suketi Fossil Park : Located 21 km from Nahan, this unique park is the first of its kind in Asia, exhibiting life-size fiberglass models of pre-historic animals whose fossil, skeletons were unearthed here.
Trilokpur Temple : Constructed in 1573 AD by Raja Dip Prakash, this temple is situated 23 km away from Nahan. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Mahamaya Bala Sundri. This famous temple, which draws hordes of pilgrims, hosts a fair twice a year during the Navratras in April and October.
How to reach Nahan
Come on a tour to Nahan, using the following means of transport
By Air : The nearest airport is at Chandigarh.
By Rail : The closest railway stations are at Ambala, Chandigarh and Kalka.
By Road : Regular bus services connect Nahan to important cities like Manali, Delhi and Hardwar.
Renuka LakeThis lake is full of lush green forests supporting a variety of animal and bird life. Renuka lake is also revered Pilgrim centre.It comes under Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh.It is well connected by road.It is about 124 kms from Parwanoo, 60 kms from Paonta Sahib and about 38 kms from Nahan. Renuka Lake is considered as the largest natural lake in Himachal. It is shaped like a sleeping women. It is said that Renuka was killed by her own son, the legendary Parsu Ram, in obedience to the orders of his father-the sage Jamadagni. After the deed was done, lake Renuka was formed surrounded by stepped fields of golden corn.
Today the myth is brought to the fore when, each year in November, a fair is held to celebrate the immortality of Renuka and her son. The key-notes of the colourful fair are the festivity and devotional exuberance. It lasts for a week in which cultural programmes and folk dances are organised for the entertainment of visitors. Several idols of Parsu Ram, believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and other local deities, placed in decorated palanquins, are carried by an impressive procession to Parsu Ram Tal. Before the idols are installed in the temple, they are given a bath in this holy lake symbolising the body of the mother.