Nalagarh Hill Station

Nalagarh is one of those places that soothes the eyes as much as it calms the soul. The retreat is an ideal place to unwind from the heat and dust of the overcrowded Indian cities. There is plenty to explore by way of nature walks in the lush green surroundings of Nalagarh. One can enjoy a picnic lunch in the Royal Orchards under the shades of the trees or in the Machaan. The famous Mughal Gardens at Pinjore are only 35 km away. In season, fishing enthusiasts can look forward to exciting times at the Gobind Sagar Lake, Gambar River (22 km) and the Sutlej Barrage (22 km). For the devout, the famous Naina Devi Temple is only 60 kilometers away.

An excellent excursion from Nalagarh is to the impressive Ramgarh Fort. Built by Raja Ram Chander in 1540, the Fort is situated at a height of 4000 feet. The Fort is located 21 km north of Nalagarh. The Fort ramparts command a breathtaking view of the plains and towns of Punjab, and the perennially snow clad peaks of the Himalayas.

Prime Attraction of Nalagarh

Nalagarh Fort
The Fort is located on a hillock at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas affording a panoramic view of the Shivalik Hills beyond the Sirsa river. The Garh rises above a 20 acre estate of forest and orchard and is built on five levels, three of which have well manicured lawns. The fort and the palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are mostly built in the Mughal style of architecture. These have been exhaustively renovated and are now a quality heritage resort.

How To Get There - Nalagarh

By Air
Chandigarh 60 Km away is well connected from Delhi with regular Indian Airlines flights (35 minutes).
By Rail
Chandigarh 60 Km away has regular connections from Delhi and some other major railway junctions. The Shatabdi takes 3 hours from Delhi.
By Road
Delhi - Nalagarh is 300 km and takes 5 hours by road via Ambala-Pinjore or Chandigarh-Ropar.

Hotels are limited in Nalagarh. Economy rate rooms for the budget traveler can be booked at Rs 800 per room. Deluxe rooms can be booked for Rs 1900 per night whereas luxury rooms are available starting at Rs 7150 per night. One can also choose to stay at the Nalagarh Fort now known as Nalagarh Heritage Hotel.

Eating options are limited in Nalagarh. The restaurants around the town of Parwanoo serve north Indian, continental, Indian and Chinese cuisine.

The best time to visit Nalagarh is between the months of March and October.

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