Situated at the feet of the Shiwalik Hills, Nangal is at a distance of 60 km from Rupnagar, the district headquarters. The City is surrounded by beautiful environment of hills, river and canals and is an important center for tourists visiting the district.
It is divided into two parts, Nangal Township and Naya Nangal. The town was named Nangal by acquiring land of three villages viz. Nangal Nikku, Hambewal and Dubheta. It gained importance with the starting of the construction of Bhakra Dam on Satluj river in November, 1955. It is flourishing township of tourist attraction due to the mighty multi purpose Bhakra Project which includes apart from Bhakra Dam, the Nangal Dam, Nangal Hydel Channel, Ganguwal and Kotla Power Houses.
Towards the north stands the beautiful township called Naya Nangal which serves mainly Fertilizer Complex of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), a public sector undertaking of Government of India. The Nangal Fertilizer and Heavy Water Factory located hee, started production in 1961 and is the single largest consumer of electricity from the Bhakra Power House. Overlooking the Nangal like, Gurudwara Vibhour Sahib presents a majestic view. This Gurudwara is situated at a distance of 5 km from Nangal.Guru Gobind Singh is said to have mediated at this place.
There is a dharamshala known as Shri Balbahadur Mal Kuthiala Dharamshala situated on the bank of Satluj River, which provides free accommodation to the visitors. Inside it, there is a temple of Lakshmi Narain which is run by the Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Nangal Township.
Suitable facilities have been provided in various rest houses for the boarding and lodging of visitors. Punjab Tourism Development Corporation runs a Tourist Bungalow known as Kabamba. At a distance of 4 km from Nangal Township is a temple of Shiva, known as ‘Shiv Ashram’ situated on the outskirts of village Mojowal on the Nangal-Bhallan road. This Ashram was founded by Swami Giangiri who first lived in a small hut near the bank of river Satluj. There are a free Ayurvedic dispensary and a dental clinic in the Ashram. Fairs are held on Shivratri, Nirjale Ekadashi Vyas Puja every year.
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport is Chandigarh and Mohali about 105 KMs from Nangal.
Nangal itself has a Railway Station which is connected to Chandigarh and New Delhi by rail.
Nangal is situated at a distance of about 105 KMs from Chandigarh and 60 KMs from district headquarters, Rupnagar.