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Nahan, situated on an isolated ridge in the Shivalik hills, is a well laid-out picturesque town. It is the district headquarters of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh. This is a historic town founded by Raja Karan Prakash as the capital city in 1621, at an altitude of 932 m above the sea level. The town takes its name from the saint who lived in this place with a companionable Nahar, a lion. The pilgrim areas Renuka, Paonta Sahib, and Trilokpur temple and the famous Suketi Fossil Park are situated around this town. The town is watered by man made lake and decorated with temples and gardens. The town has a bazaar with narrow cobbled streets, which provides all kinds of things. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The nearest railway stations are at Ambala, Chandigarh, and Kalka.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Sirmaur
Location: Nahan    

Bus Stations (1) Lakes and Glaciers (1) Temples (1)
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