Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere, it is a travellers paradise -lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes, flower bedecked meadows, beautiful temples and monasteries steeped in time. May it be for relaxing, sightseeing, trekking, mountaineering, fishing, para-gliding, skiing, ice skating and golf, Himachal has it all...Come Explore Himachal with himachaltourist...
Situated on a 15 acre forested estate surrounded by tea gardens of the Kangra valley, this is one of the most scenic and unexplored areas of Himachal Pradesh. It is at the foot of the Dhauladhar mountains with splendid views of surrounding snow-capped peaks. While at Taragarh, one can visit the Tashijong Monastery which has a commanding view of the Kangra valley, the nearby Andretta Pottery village - specializing in ethnic clay pottery and for the adventurous there are treks of varying intensities and Hang Gliding at Billing which is one of the finest in the world and hosts annual international para gliding, hang gliding competitions.
Location: 530 km from Delhi, 125 km from Pathankot.
Height asl: 1000 metres.
Route: Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Kangra - Palampur - Taragarh.
Nearest Town:Dharamshala (50 km). Rail: Pathankot (115 km), then Palampur by Kangra Queen (11 km).
Air: Jammu (5 hr drive).
Other places of interest: Mcleodganj (67 km), Dharamshala (50 km), Dalhousie (183 km), Pragpur (95 km), Jwalamukhi (102 km), Chintpurni (150 km), Manali (192 km).
Nalagarh was the capital of the kingdom of Hindur founded by Raja Ajai Chand in 1100 A.D. It was ruled by the Chandela Rajputs. The Chandela kings were great patrons of art and architecture. Raja Ram Chander, another illustrious ruler of the same dynasty, was also a great builder who constructed the Ramgarh Fort and the town of Ramshere. Raja Surendra Singh was the last ruler of Nalagarh and his son, Raja Vijayendra is the present ceremonial ruler of Nalagarh.
Location: Nalagarh is the gateway to Himachal Pradesh in North India. It is 300 km north of Delhi, 60 km from Chandigarh, 40 km from Kalka and 20 km from Rupar.
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh 60 Km away is well connected from Delhi with regular Indian Airlines flights (35 minutes).
Nearest Railhead: 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.
Some important distances from Nalagarh:
Shimla 135 km, Chandigarh 60 km, Ludhiana 100 km, Manali 220 km
NEARBY PLACES TO VISIT
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 snowclad peaks of the Himalayas.
Ramgarh is an important landmark of the famous Gurkha Wars of the mid nineteenth century.