Nalagarh, the gateway to Himachal Pradesh
, is a beautiful town located 300 km north of Delhi
, in Solan District
Nalagarh was the erstwhile seat of administration of the kingdom of Hindur founded by Raja Ajai Chand in 1100. It was ruled by the Chandela
Rajputs, who were great patrons of art and architecture. The Ramgarh Fort and the town of Ramshere exemplify the perfection and inimitable craftsmanship of those times. The last ruler of Nalagarh was Raja Surendra Singh.
Places of tourist interest around Nalagarh include the Ramgarh Fort (commanding a stunning view of the plains and towns of Punjab), Mughal Gardens at
Pinjore (35 km), Gobind Sagar Lake, Gambar River (22 km) and the Sutlej Barrage (22 km). A stroll along one of the many natural walks through the lush green surroundings or a picnic lunch in Machaan will give unforgettable moments to cherish for any nature-loving tourist.
Closest airport is at Chandigarh (60 km), which is also the nearest railhead. By road, Nalagarh is connected with Shimla (135 km), Chandigarh, Ludhiana (100 km) and Manali (220 km).