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, Himachal Pradesh

(Nahan is also spelled as Naahan)
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Fast Facts
State: Himachal Pradesh
District: Sirmaur
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Himachali, Hindi, English
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 35-40°C, Winter 0-17°C
Altitude: 932 m
Pincode: 173001
STD code: 01702
Nahan is a small town right in the middle of lush green mountains of Himachal Pradesh. The amazing beauty of Nahan conquers the hearts the very moment one steps into its realm. Verdant green woodlands, towering mountain ranges, perfectly carved river valleys and forceful blessings of mother nature at every step make Nahan a must visit for any nature and adventure lover. The town is situated right atop the stunning Shiwalik Hills.

Founded by the King Karan Prakash in 1621 the palace was named so after an incident in which it is believed that the king, trying to hunt a lion was stopped from doing so by a saint Baba Banwari Das, who said 'Nahar (Don’t kill)'. The place continued to flourish under the king and thereafter was often viewed as a compulsory pilgrimage by many due to variety of temples in the town.

Perched at an altitude of 950m, Nahan presents an all weather option of visit and enjoyment because of it being closer to the plains than the higher peaks. Apart from a host of beautiful picnic and nature lover spots and attraction Nahan town and its picturesque surroundings are sure to mesmerize any human being with its uncharted forest routes and soothing greenery.

Various festivals and a plethora of temples attract local populace from across the state to Nahan and it is an experience to be amongst these simpletons and enjoy their simple and uncomplicated lifestyle. The local markets and handicraft artisans are ever ready to dish out the best of souvenirs, Woolens items and Himachal caps for tourists.
To visit and experience Himachal Pradesh hassle-free, view tour packages to himachal pradesh.

Travel within city

Nahan is a hill town located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. You can travel around the hill town of Nahan through the few modes of public transport available, buses and taxis are the main modes of transport around the place.


Buses are the most basic mode of travel available in the hill town of Nahan, and buses in Nahan run throughout the entire town without any exceptions. Buses are cheap; however, they are very few in number. You can opt for bus travel within the town of Nahan as it will cost you around Rs 3 to 8 for a trip. Since buses are not regular in the region, moving around in buses can be quite uncomfortable if the buses are crowded .This is generally possible as locals prefer to travel around Nahan using this mode of transport.

Taxi/Shared Taxi

Taxis in Nahan can either be taken up for a solo ride, for rates ranging around Rs 15 per kilometer, or they can be shared for rates of Rs 15 per head. Traveling through shared taxis is a popular option too.


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