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Snuggled up against the scenic Shivalik Mountains, Nahan is one of the most captivating tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The town of Nahan delights visitors with its sprawling gardens and marvelous temples set up against the scenic backdrop of lofty mountains. The numerous fairs and festivals celebrated in this secluded Himalayan abode throughout the year transform this picturesque town into a colourful locale and make for another reason to plan a trip to Nahan every now and then.
Hindi & English are understood and used by people engaged in tourism and other professional trades. Although every former princely state within Himachal Pradesh has a local dialect named after it, Hindi (the official state language) and Pahari are the principal languages.
Nahan has moderate temperatures in spring and autumn but can get hot for May-June, the peak summer days. By evening the lake does fan cool breezes over the habitation. Light cotton clothing is most suited for these days but in winter, a dense fog cover that lingers well into the afternoon gets the place to experience some real cold days and nights. A need for heavy woollens is felt in winter.
How to Reach
|The closest airport to Nahan is the Chandigarh Airport (82 km away). Buses and cabs are easily available from this airport to take you to Nahan.
|The nearest railway stations to Nahan are in Ambala (69 km away) and in Chandigarh (79 km away). From here, one can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Nahan.
|Nahan enjoys good road connectivity with the major cities of India with frequent buses connecting the hilly town to Delhi, Shimla, Haridwar and Manali. Taxis are also easily available from these destinations for Nahan. National Highway 5 and State Highway 2 connects Nahan to all major destinations mentioned above.
|Places to visit
|Distances from Kullu (Km)
|Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary
|Shri Mahamaya Balasundari Jee Temple
Best time to visit Bilaspur is in spring, autumn and winter – when temperatures are mild and the weather is pleasant. In summers, the valley experiences high temperatures.
|March – June
|23°C – 36°C
|July – September
|20°C – 29°C
|December – February
|9°C – 23°C
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