Nahan, Himachal is a small hill station
in the unknown south Himachal area. The place can be reached in about 5 hrs from
Delhi. (Click Here
instructions). Built in interlocking circles Nahan town in Himachal is a
cantonment area with green fields dust free atmosphere and clean roads. It's a
small town with a laid back attitude. Rani Tal at the center of the town
with a water tank, a temple and a garden is worth having a look. A festival at
the end of monsoon is an attraction where idols from various city temples are
carried out in a procession to the Jagannath
temple for bathing them,
something like the Kullu festival.
Another interesting site one can visit on the way to Nahan is the Suketi Fossil Park.
Coming from Kala Amb go straight instead of turning left at the Himachal border
toll bridge, it is about 5km from here but the road is nothing to write home
about. The Park houses fossils of pre historic animals dating back 8.5
million years to the Jurrasic era, which were found at the site. There are also
life size models of the same animals set in a jungle like atmosphere. A good
show especially for the kids.
On the way to
Paonta from Nahan one can stop at Dhaula
Kuan a sprawling fruit orchard
with citrus and mango trees and a fruit canning factory.
Where to stay
A beautiful boutique resort with cottages
and tented accommodation, Sirmour the resort is situated on the hill top at
Jamtha near Nahan. A new resort with independent cottages with sitout areas is
spread out in a large areas with beautiful green lawns to boot. The resort
offers panoramic view of the Nahan town on one side and and the Churdahar ranges
on the other. The resort is ideally suited with being about 5 hrs drive from
Delhi. It is great getaway for families with activities like table tennis, gym
etc. It is also suitable for corporate conferences for small groups including
training programmes etc. Sirmour Retreat also provides deluxe A/c tents, so some
one looking for camping option close to nature can chose this resort
too. One can also do adventure activities near by like rock climbing,
valley crossing etc. There is also a waterfall nearby usually quiet
active during the monsoon region.