Once a kingdom, now a hill station
Nalagarh is a Semi Hilly region. The city is located in the Solan district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Nalagarh is recognised for its abounding greenery, tranquillity and the wondrous illustration of the Shivalik hills beyond the Sirsa river. If a calming pause is what you are looking for then Nalagarh is a must visit. The Mughals and the Britishers throughout their administration admired the godliness of this region and considered it as a princely state and till date, the royal tactility is yet living in the city and unscathed. Nalagarh's principal temptation is the Nalagarh Fort which has now been transformed into a heritage hotel that allures travellers from all over the nation. Apart from the royal characteristics attributed to the site, Nalagarh happily welcomes the progress in steel, chemicals, thread mills, leather and wineries and is an imminent industrial town. The area is enclosed by the landscape of the external Himalayas on one front and the Shivaliks on the other. The area is spattered with the ruins of countless fortifications around the valley, which involve the fortresses of Chamba, Surajupur, Ramgarh and Malaon. This place has the power to leave a bewitchery impact on anyone.
HISTORY OF NALAGARH
Nalagarh was founded in 1100 AD by the Chandela Rajputs, under the sobriquet 'Hindur'. The Nalagarh Fort which is a famous attraction here was constructed in 1421 during the reign of Raja Bikram Chand. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Nalagarh State was one of the Shimla hill states, under the Punjab government. The nation was invaded by the Gurkhas for a few years before 1815 when they were forced out by the British, and the Raja was reinforced in possession of the territory. Grain and opium have been main produce in the initial years. Nalagarh was controlled by the Chandela Rajput kings, who originated from Chanderi in the Bundelkhand. Nalagarh is currently an industrial area with several diversities of industries.
How to reach
Nalagarh located in Himachal Pradesh is 300 km of north Delhi and 60 km from Chandigarh. It can be reached by flight, train or by road.
How to Reach by Flight
The nearest airport is in Chandigarh which is around 58 km from Nalagarh. The airport is linked to all important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Srinagar.
How to Reach by Train
Ghanauli is the closest railway station which is 14 Km away from Nalagarh. One can hire a cab or a taxi from the station to reach Nalagarh.
How to Reach by Bus
State-owned buses, luxurious buses and semi-deluxe buses frequently operate to reach Nalagarh.
How to Reach by Road
Nalagarh is very near to the National Highway 21A that links the other towns and Nalagarh.
How to travel within
Traversing inside Nalagarh is pretty simple with alternatives such as buses and taxis.
FOOD AND STAY...
FOOD: There are forts and palaces such as Ramgarh and Yadavindra gardens that offer great food. There are a number of restaurants and Dhabas near the National Highway 21A. One can enjoy the tasty Himachali Food in the serene backdrop at Nalagarh.
WHERE TO STAY: There are places like Nalagarh Fort, Nalagarh Heritage resort, Sunrise guest house, Hotel hill paradise, Hotel crossroads etc that offer a pleasant stay in minimal rates. There are other places as well available on the various apps and websites.
AVAILABILITY OF ATMs: ATMs such as AXix Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank etc are available in the place.
ONE DAY ITINERARY
Reach Nalagarh a day before in the night. Start the day early and visit the popular Nalagarh Fort, which is located 2 km away from the city. Later visit the Gobind Sagar Lake and rejuvenate in the beautiful surroundings. Later in the afternoon visit Ramgarh fort. In the evening head towards Yadavindra Gardens. After completing one happening day at Nalagarh retire to your respective homes.