| 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.
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 Fort has a series of structures that are mostly built in the
Mughal style of architecture. These have been exhaustively renovated and
are now a quality heritage resort with panoramic view of Shivalik
The Fort is
located on a hillock at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas affording a
panoramic view of the Shivalik Hills beyond the Sirsa river. The
Garh rises above a 20 acre estate of forest and orchard and is
built on five levels, three of which have well manicured lawns. The fort
and the palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are mostly
built in the Mughal style of architecture. These have been exhaustively
renovated and are now a quality heritage resort.
Accommodation: 22 Deluxe rooms and
suites, all air conditioned with all modern amenities, TV, running hot and
cold water, telephones.
Massage Centre at The Fort – Nalagarh : The Ayurvedic Massage Centre at the Fort Nalagarh is an
alliance of the Royal family of Nalagarh and Sansha Exports. Sansha
operates Ayurvedic treatment centres under franchise agreement in Delhi
and Australia. Sansha is a leading manufacturer and distributor of
ayurvedic skin and hair care products, therapeutic herbal tea blends,
ayurvedic medicines and massage oils. Managed by experienced and dedicated
professionals, ‘quality’ and ‘service’ are the main focus at
Ayurveda, meaning the ‘knowledge of life and longevity’ is an
ancient but effective system of plant based treatments to bring in a
holistic balance of the mind, body and soul in every individual. It is,
perhaps, the oldest written system of knowledge known to mankind. Ayurveda
advocates practising of a ‘sense of balance’ in the lives of individuals
in consonance with nature and environment.
Sansha Ayurvedic Centre
is an oasis to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Pressures of modern day
living are demanding and stressful. At the Centre, they welcome you to
unwind and relax from every day pressures and give an opportunity for the
‘self’ to reinvent itself. Ayurvedic oil treatments are effective and
enjoyable, leading to a positive outlook, a sense of balance and a state
Many massages and treatments are offered but of
course the most popular is the general body massage for 60 minutes with
herbal oil or herbal powder by hand to tone up the body and improve the
Dining: Dining room serving lip smacking
Indian and Continental cuisine. Well appointed bar offering the
pool, badminton, tennis, TT, croquet, treks, picnics, barbecues, ayurvedic
nature cure centre.
Other Facilities: Conference facilities, Doctor on call.
Chandigarh 60 Km away is well connected from Delhi
with regular Indian Airlines flights (35 minutes).
In and Around Nalagarh:
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.
Nearest Railhead: Chandigarh
60 Km away has regular connections from Delhi and some other major
The Shatabdi takes 3 hours from
Delhi - Nalagarh is 300 km and takes 5 hours by
road via Ambala-Pinjore or Chandigarh-Ropar.
Some important distances from
Shimla 135 km, Chandigarh 60 km,
Ludhiana 100 km, Manali 220 km
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.