Nangal, a town in Punjab, is known for its Bhakra Nangal Dam on river Satluj. Situated on the foothills of Shiwalik, this town is a part of Rupnagar district. It came to be known by its name after it obtained the land of Nangal Nikku, Dubbeta and Hambewal. It is about 102 km away from its capital city, Chandigarh.
Places to Stay
Nangal has a number of budget hotels for its tourists, including Hotel Menon (Tariff – Rs.848), Hotel Natraj Palace (Tariff – Rs.763), Hotel Suvidha Palace (Tariff – Rs.689) and Hotel City Paradise Inn (Tariff – Rs.662).
Punjabi is the official language of the area.
Lohri in January, Holi in March-April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November are the most important festivals of Nangal.
Places of Interest
Bhakra Nangal Dam (2 km), Una (19 km), Anandpur Sahib (25 km), Naina Devi (36 km) and Rupnagar (38 km) are some of the major attractions in and around Nangal.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from the Nangal is the Ludhiana Airport, located 124 km away.
The Bhakra Nangal Railway Station is just 2 km away from the main town centre.
Direct buses are available from Rupnagar, Anandpur Sahib and Amritsar. Passengers travelling on this route depend on state-run buses for their commute. Avail of bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com and get a number of discounts.