Nadaun is a well-known tourist destination located on the banks of the Beas River in the district of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of 508 m above sea level, this place offers a beautiful view of the surroundings. As per historical records, Nadaun was the headquarters of the Nadaun Jagir and also served as the court of Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra, during summers.
Tourist places in and around Nadaun
The town has numerous tourist attractions such as, Shri Gurudwara Sahib, the Bil-kaleshwar Temple, and the Amtar-Nadaun Fort. Shri Gurudwara Sahib is a Sikh pilgrim centre located on the banks of the river Beas. Travellers planning a tour to Nadaun must visit the Bil-kaleshwar Temple. According to folklore, this temple was built by ‘Pandavas’, the five brothers from the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. Devoted to the Hindu Lord Shiva, a large number of devotees visit this temple every year to offer their prayers.
The Amtar-Nadaun Fort is also an important destination where travellers can see ancient paintings representing the royal heritage of Maharaja Sansar Chand, the King of Katoch Dynasty. Peer-Sahib Grave is another important tourist attraction in Nadaun, which is located in Bharmoti Village. Travellers can also enjoy fishing and rafting in the river Beas.
How to Reach Nadaun
Visitors can reach Nadaun by air, rail, and road. Gaggal Airport and Jwalamukhi Road Railway Station are the nearest air base and railhead, respectively, to the destination.
Best Time to Visit Nadaun
Tourists are advised to visit Nadaun during the summer season, which starts in the month of May and lasts till July. Winter is also a favourable season to visit this place as climatic conditions remain pleasant.