Nestled on the Shivalik Hills in Himachal Pradesh, Nahan is a stunning place encircled by lush green forests and snow-capped mountain ranges. It is the headquarters of Sirmaur district and a well-laid out region, which was founded by Raja Karan Prakash in the year 1621. He started the tradition of flying kites on Rakshabandhan festival and it is still followed even today. It is believed that a saint lived with a fellow named Nahar on the site where the Nahan palace stands now. It is also believed that a king once tried to hunt a lion but a saint called Baba Banwari Das stopped him from doing so by saying 'Nahar (Don't Kill)'. Overlooking green fields, this region is known for its dust free streets, saints and princess that are connected with the origin of Nahan.
It has been honoured with a crown to organize the second Municipal Corporation in India after Kolkata. Located at an altitude of 932 metres, Nahan is an ideal place to visit as there are plenty of tourist attractions around the place including Renukaji Lake, Paonta Sahib, Trilokpur temple and the Suketi Fossil Park. Temples like Miyan Mandir, Nainidhar Shiv Mandir, Kalisthan Temple and Jagannath Temple are prime attractions for pilgrims or worshippers. Tourists may witness several fairs and festivals in this place, which are organized round the year. Gift shops and the rosin & Turpentine factory are a few other places to visit while holidaying in Nahan.