With temperatures soaring by the day, Delhiites seem to get no respite. But one doesn’t need to go far to find relief from the scorching heat. Nahan, a small hill station is should be on your ‘go-to’ list while looking for a nearest getaway around Delhi.
Well connected by air, rail and road, Nahan is one of the more easily accessible hill stations from some major and small cities. Retaining the colonial ambience of the 19th century, this 920 m hillock proves a scenic delight to the eyes. The lush green forest with looming Himalayan oak and gigantic chestnut trees overlooking the cobbled serpentine paths, gabbled homes, classical porticos and antiques shops evokes bewilderment and amaze over the nature-human partnership which we have seem to be losing. No wonder, it is considered one of the most considered weekend getaways from Delhi and increasingly gaining more popularity and acceptance as a perfect holiday head-out.
For those who haven’t visited it yet, there are plenty of natural and manmade marvels waiting to be explored. It is located on top of the Shiwalik hills and marked by beautiful temples and breathtaking beauty of lakes and gardens. This is one place for the young and old alike. For those looking for a perfect holiday with the family and one memorable weekend, get on the next bus, train or flight or rev up that car and come straight to Nahan. You will leave feeling good.
How to Reach Nahan:
Air travel is a good option for those from Chandigarh, Dehradun and Shimla. Those taking train should look ambala or yamunanagar rail station. However, those from Chandigarh, Kalka, Hardwar, Ambala, Delhi, Shimla and Dehradun can choose bus services that regularly ply from these cities
- Nahan is not only one perfect getaway near Delhi, it only has options to further brighten up the day with these attractions nearby:
- Paonta Sahib: It is just 52 km away and thus a hour or two drive from Nahan. It is a popular for its religious significance.
- Shimla: It is 125 km away and a well known summer getaway and popular as the summer capital of India during the British Empire.
- Renuka and Giri Nagar are also nearby, being respectively away 22km and 35km from Nahan.
The best time to visit
The spot is a perfect for travel for most part of the year with March to November being particularly popular.