Sirmaur District, situated in the south-eastern corner of Himachal Pradesh
, has three important tourist places namely Nahan
, Renuka Lake
and Paonta Sahib
. The land is famous for legends and the places of pilgrimages. The altitude varies from 900 to 4000 m above sea level. The headquarters is at Nahan. Nahan, a historic town pleasantly located on a ridge of the Shivalik Hills
, has beautiful green forests and valleys in Choordhar peak
. It is a little town with a salubrious climate and has gardens, temples and three popular walking circuits. Paonta Sahib, a sacred city to the memory of Guru Gobind Singh
, is one of the important places for the Sikhs. Renuka, the sacred and picturesque lake, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the shape of a sleeping woman.
Major religions in the district are Hindu and Muslim. People speak Hindi and Punjabi. Shivalik Fossil Park Saketi develops life size fiberglass models of pre-historic animals. Other tourist destinations are Trilokpur Temple, Giri Nagar, Kafota, Gayatri Temple and Renuka Sanctuary.