Nahan ( 80 kms from Chandigarh and 130 kms from Shimla) is a town in Himachal Pradesh in India and is the headquarters of the Sirmaur District. It is also the location of theIndian Army Special Forces Training School. It was the capital of the former Sirmur Princely state .
A well-laid out picturesque town, Nahan is situated on a hill top in the Shiwalik Hills, overlooking green hills. Traditionally, Saints and princes are linked with the origin of Nahan. The city was founded as in 1621 by Raja Karam Prakash.
At an altitude of 932 m, Nahan is a good base for visits to the surrounding areas such as Renuka Lake, Paonta Sahib, Trilokpur and the Suketi Fossil Park. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and is watered by a man-made lake and decorated with temples and gardens.
Best time to visit : Decmber to March
Winter : ( December to March) Temperature varies from 3 to 17 degrees Celsius.
Autumn : (September to November) Temperature varies from 6 to 27 degrees Celsius.
Summer : (April to August) Temperature varies from 30 to 40 degrees Celsius.
Airport : The nearest airport is Chandigarh, with Dehradun as an option. Shimla Airport is also not too far.
Railway Station : The nearest railway stations are Barara, Ambala, Chandigarh and Kalka, which are connected by a regular bus service. Yamunanagar is another rail station close to the town