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  bullet.gif (868 bytes) Churdhar Peak            bullet.gif (868 bytes) Haripur Dhar                  bullet.gif (868 bytes)  Jaitak Fort        bullet.gif (868 bytes) Nahan
  bullet.gif (868 bytes) Poanta Sahib               bullet.gif (868 bytes) Rajgarh                           bullet.gif (868 bytes)  Renuka Ji          bullet.gif (868 bytes) Sarahan
  bullet.gif (868 bytes) Sirmaur                        bullet.gif (868 bytes) Shivalik Fossil Park       bullet.gif (868 bytes)  Trilokpur

Geography Situated over an isolated ridge in the Shivaliks, about 932 metres in altitude
Climate Pleasant climate throughout the year

Nahan, founded by Raja Karam Parkash in 1621 AD, is presently the district headquarter of this district. It is situated  at an altitude of 932 metres  from the  sea  level. It enjoys a pleasant climate  almost throughout the year. It  has  several famous temples and  tanks  which  add   considerably  to its attraction. It has an ancient palace  just  in the  heart of the town which has its  own  importance  and   attracts  the tourists from outside the town.  It commands   on  all   sides extensive and  beautiful  views.   The town's special attractions  include its three lovely and lonely walks,  known as   the  Villa Round,  he   Military  Round  and the   Hospital  Round,  which  give the tourists a very

Nahan Town

pleasant   view  of  the surrounding areas. Just  below  the palace is the beautiful garden known as Ranital Bagh which is one of the most beautiful spots of   the  town.  From the tourist point of view this town  has its own importance  having  all modern amenities with  well  furnished   rest houses and other private accommodation.

How to reach there By Road it is 90 Km from Chandigarh, 90 Km form Dehradun, 135 Km form Shimla and 65 Km form Ambala
Where to Stay Circuit House, PWD Rest House, Zila Parishad Bhwan

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Geography It lies 30 52' north and 77 32' east at an elevation 3647 m above msl
Climate Pleasant climate during Summer, cold during winter

THE enchanting Churdhar mountain in Sirmaur is one of the Shivalik ranges at a height of 11965 feet (it is the highest peak in southern Himachal Pradesh), Churdhar, commonly known as Churichandni (Bangle of Snow), is blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes in this region. The view from the summit embraces a vast panorama of lowland tracts towards the south and snow-capped ranges, including the peaks of Badrinath and Kedarnath in the Garhwal region, towards the north.
          It is believed that this is the very place where Hanuman discovered the life-restoring Sanjivini booti, which revived Lakshmana, Lord


Rama’s younger brother. Ruins of an ancient town have been discovered at the nearby Dundi Devi.
          A wealth of herbs and beautiful alpine flora cover these Himalayan slopes. Walking through the wildlife sanctuary, one spots the spectacular monal, Himachal’s state bird, along with koklass and kaleej pheasants. The canine-toothed musk deer and the endangered Himalayan black bear inhabit the higher forests.
          Below the summit is the deodar-roofed, single-storeyed, square temple of Srigul with a lingam, dedicated to Shiva (Chooreshwar Mahadev). Pilgrims sing and dance at night during the Navratras fair in this ancient temple.
          Trekkers tread over small glaciers on their way to the wind-blown Churdhar summit, which has moderate to heavy snowfall (average of 33 feet snow). Often the Srigul temple gets buried under it.
On a clear sunny day, you can be rewarded with a view of the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines, Gangetic plains, the Sutlej river and hills of Shimla and Chakrata. Atop the Churdhar summit lie the lingams of Shiva and Kali, where once goat and sheep were sacrificed. Devotees hoist flags and make offerings here.

How to reach there

Peak can be approached form Dadahu, headquarter of Renuka tehsil, via Sangrah, Bhawai, Gandhuri and Naura, the distance being about 48 Km. by a bridle path. Another and easier  approach  to the peak is by the Solan Rajgarh Menus road.

Where to Stay Dharmsala near the temple

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Geography It lies 30 36' north and 77 24' east at an elevation above the sea level 1479 m above msl.
Climate Pleasant climate throughout the year

                           The Jaitak hills is a historical place in the annals of Sirmour.  It was here that the most important battle was fought between the British forces and the Gurkhas.  Jaitak is the name applied to a peak, or rather two peaks.  About 19 km to the north of Nahan, Jamta falls on the Nahan-Dadahu motorable road.  An ascent of about 3 km has to be negotiated form Jamta to gain Jaitak.  A hill fortress one crowned the Jaitak hill which is a steep ridge of slate and which rises above the Kayarda Dun, 30-36’ north and 77-24’ east, in the Nahan tehsil. The elevation above the sea level is about 1479 m. The fortress was constructed by Ranjor Singh Thapa,  the Gurkha leader, when

he attacked and sacked Nahan in about 1810.   A small hamlet is the only remnant of old Jaitak.  It commands a fine view of the Sain, Nahan and Dharthi hills.  The famous Jaitak Khel of Kanets derives its name from this village.

How to reach there About 22 Km form Nahan
Where to Stay Circuit House Nahan, PWD Rest House  Nahan, Zila Parishad Bhwan Nahan

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Geography It lies 77 35' north and 30 45' east at an elevation of 2687 m above msl.
Climate Pleasant climate during Summer, cold during winter

Haripur is the name applied to a mountain called Haripur Dhar. Perched on a peak of this hill like a silent sentinel, a fort was built on this range of mountain by the rulers of erstwhile Sirmour State. It was primarily meant to guard the state frontiers with the neighboring Jubbal State as there were constant boundary disputes between the two states and there was unusual encroachment into each others territory. It has  fallen into disuse and the part which is still habitable is used by the Forest Department as forester’s headquarters. The fort reminds the visitor of the historical period when to hold or capture

such forts used to be the chief aim of the contending hill states. Its main attraction is the wild game in its vicinity. Lying at a distance of about 106 km from Nahan it can be approached first by a regular bus service covering 40 km up to Dadahu wherefrom up to Andheri on e can go by a jeep for about 44 km. The remaining portion of about 22 km, which is under construction for a jeepable road, can be covered on foot or on ponies. The next and easier way to approach this place is from Solan via Rajgarh.  Kharotiyon, a place from where the site of the fort remains about 2 km on the high hill top.

How to reach there By road about 106 Km. from Nahan
Where to Stay

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