Nahan is a city in the picturesque North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Chandigarh at a distance of 84 km west. This picturesque place is located on the top of a hill amidst the Shiwalik Hills. Historically, saints and princes have been associated with Nahan. Temple-goers will also find a lot of reasons to visit this place.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of budget hotels in the place. Some of the options which are worth considering are Hill View (Tariff – Rs. 500), Satyam Shivam Sundram (Tariff – Rs. 700), Pontika Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Giri View Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti, Dusshera in September-October, Guru Nanak Gurpurab and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Walks in the midst of scenery are a common occurrence amongst the natives, both youngsters as well as older people. Some of the places famous for these walks are Villa Round, Hospital Round and Mall Round. Apart from these, famous places of religious worship include Rani Tal Shiv Temple, Shiv Ji Temple, Jagannath Temple and Saltevni Kalisthan Temple. The Suketi Fossil Park is another interesting spot.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 78 km.
The nearest major railway station is the Ambala Cantonment Railway Station in Ambala at a distance of 65 km.
Mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. A few smaller private operators are active too. Buses to the area are available from both Ambala as well as Chandigarh. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is known as the hub of India’s tourism sector. It is also among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in India. Shimla is famous for its apples, natural beauty and architectural buildings. The city has a large number of temples and palaces. Shimla was declared the summer capital of India during British rule.
Places to Stay
Shimla offers a wide variety of options for budget travelers near the main bus stand like Hotel Gulmarg Residency – 3km (Tariff – Rs. 1200-1500), Dreamland Hotel – 2.8km (Tariff – Rs. 600-800), Rajdoot Hotel – 0.2km (Tariff – Rs. 800-1100) and Samrat Regency Hotel - 0.4km (Tariff – Rs. 900-1200).
The Summer Festival held in the month of May is a cultural function with performances. Ruhru Fair, held in April on the banks of river Pabbar is a religious and cultural fair. The Winter Sports festical, running between months December and February, experiences ice skating and ice hockey. The famour MTB (mountain biking festival) is held in Shimla each year.
Tha official language of Shimla is Hindi.
Places to Visit
Jakhoo Hill, highest peak there, offers a great view of Shimla is 2km from main bus station. The Tara Devi Temple, located on top of a hill is 11km from main bus station. Shimla State Museum is located 5km away from the main bus station.
How to Get There
The Jubbarhatti Airport is located 23km from Shimla.
Trains operate from Shimla Railway Station to Kalka and connecting trains can be taken from there onwards.
The Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation operates buses from all cities in the state to Shimla. City Land Travels and Laxmi Holidays are some of the major bus operators here. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.