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Nahan & Solan
Himachal Tours » Himachal Tourist Places » Nahan & Solan

Nahan is situated on an isolated ridge on the Shiwalik hills range. The city was founded as a capital by Raja Karan Prakash in 1621. This is the base place to visit the surrounding pilgrim areas like Renuka, Paonta Sahib, Trilokpur temple and the Suketi Fossil Park. It is a pleasant place with panoramic view of lake, temples and gardens and is also the headquarter of Sirmaur district.

Places of interest
Suketi Fossil Park

Suketi Fossil Park displays the life size fiberglass models of pre-historic animals fossils. The park is first of its kind in Asia which was developed at the actual site where fossils were discovered. It is 21 kms from Nahan and on the bank of Markanda river.At present the park has six life-size models of Stegodonganesa Sivatherium, Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis, Colosschelys Atlas, Paramachaerdus and Crocodilia.

Trilokpur Temple

Raja Dip Prakash built this temple which has a great religious importance. The temple of the goddess Mahamaya Bala Sundri is regularly visited by lakhs of devoties specially from Haryana and Himachal. During Navratras in April and October a large number of visitors come to see this holy place.

Dhaula Kuan

Just 20 kms from Nahan, Dhaula Kuan is a spot of different interest. There is a huge plantation of fruits and some factories of fruit juices, jams, pickles and canned fruits. There is a Kastasan Devi temple where Raja Jagat Singh defeated the advancing army of Rulam Quadir Rohilla.


This place is 45 km from Nahan, a popular destination offers a wild life sanctuary and a placid lake. According to the legend, Parashuram oredred his son to cut off the head of his wife Renuka. Around the Renuka lake there is a little wildlife sanctuary offers a variety of waterbirds, deer, red jungle fowl, black pheasant and peacock.

Paonta Sahib

It is located in the foothills and on the banks of the River Yamuna. There is a famous Paonta Sahib Gurdwara where Guru Govinda Singh wrote the major part of the Dassam Granth.

Simbalbara Sanctuary

This small sanctuary is located in the Paonta Valley of Sirmour District. The Simbalbara sanctuary offers Ghoral, Sambhar and Chital with fine walking trails.


This little town is gives a fine views with the forests of pine and deodar.It used to be an important stop on the railway line in the earlier part of the century. It has the longest tunnel on Shimla Kalka narrow gauge railway line.


Perwanoo is located on the border of Punjab.It is also the gateway to Himachal Pradesh. It is a very beautiful place with exotic views of natural attractions.

Bon Monastery (Yung Drung Ling):

This is the second oldest monastery in the world. It is just 12 kms from Solan with the natural views of mountain ranges.

Karol Tibba

Karol Tibba has a historic value as Pandavas lived here during their 'Agyatvas' period. It covers 2 hours trek to rome the place which is admired by natute lovers.

Sholoni Devi Temple

The temple of Goddess Sholoni Devi is situated here as the town "Solan" was named after Devi Sholoni. The famous Shalooni fair is held here every year in the month of June.

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