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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.

Clothing Essentials

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.



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How to Reach

By Air 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.
By Rail 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.
By Road 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 38
Shri Mahamaya Balasundari Jee Temple 16
Rani Tal 290
Jaitak Fort 18
Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary
Shri Mahamaya Balasundari Jee Temple
Rani Tal
Jaitak Fort


Nature Park, Paonta Sahib
ECO Park Kangniwala


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.

Season Months Temperature
Summer March – June 23°C – 36°C
Monsoon July – September 20°C – 29°C
Winter December – February 9°C – 23°C