A Quick Tour to NahanRoad trip to Nahan Jamta Renukaji Paonta Sahib from DelhiTotal No of days - 4Dated - May 2013
Trip Advisory Nahan Renukaji Paonta Sahib
Location : Paonta Sahib, Nahan and Renukaji are situated in the southernmost district of
Sirmaur of Himachal Pradesh. The district itself is adjacent to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh State and very close to Chandigarh, Kalka, Ambala and Dehradun.
The distance from
NahanFrom Nahan the Chourdhar peak dominates the skyline above the Shivalik range. The peak can also be visited. The famous festival of Bawan Dwadashi is held in the month of September. 52 images of God and Goddess are taken to the temple of Sri Jagannathdeb.
The Temple of Mahamaya Balasundari dedicated to another form of Shakti had been built by Raja Deep Prakash in 1537 A.D. at Trilokpur ( 63 kms from Nahan). Devi had once appeared in the dream of a local businessman and directed him about the sacred pindi. It was enshrined in the temple. Besides the pindi, there is a marble image of Goddess with eight hands. 84 bells are hanging at the entrance of the temple. It is also called as Chaurasi Ghantowali Devi. There is a Shiva temple by the side of Balasundari temple. The festivals are held twice in a year i.e. Mar/Apr and Oct/Nov during Navaratra and visited by large numbers of devotees. Guru Govind Singh visited Nahan on 14th April 1685 and two Gurdwaras had been built in his memory at Nahan.
The Shivalik Fossil Park at Saketi (14kms) is worth seeing. The real fossils have been preserved. It is believed that the people lived in Shivalik hill about 15 million years ago. The fossil museum also contain a large number of fossil items. The enthusiast tourists can also visit the Simbalwara Wildlife Park on Nahan-Paonta Sahib Road.
Due to its location on the southern slope of the outer Himalayas i.e. Shivalik range, the best season for the tourists to visit are between October and March.