Nadaun is a town and a nagar panchayat in Hamirpur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier, it was in Princely state of Kangra and Raja Jodhbir Chand son of Raja Sansar Chand ruled on Kangra-Nadaun.Presently, Nadaun is a small town in Himachal Pradesh, located on the foothills of the Shivalik range forming the western end of the district Hamirpur. It is 42 km east of Kangra and is situated on the banks of the Beas.
Bulleh Shah mentions Nadaun as City of Innocent. He is said to have written the famous saying about Nadaun "Aaye Nadaun Jaaye Kaun" (Who comes to Nadaun would never want to go back). In his famous poem "Bulla Ki Janna mein Kaun", he has a mention of Nadaun as : "Na mein rehnda Vich Nadaun".
Nadaun is also Known for Blikleshwar Mahadev temple which is said to be have been founded by the Pandavs. Nadaun is famous for its beautiful people and a Gurudwara founded in A.D. 1929. Nadaun was a gay place, during the reign of Sansar Chand II. There was a saying current in Kangra hill (Who that comes to Nadaun will not go away). This is explained by the fact that there were two hundred singing and dancing girls at Nadaun and whoever come under the spell of these enchantresses never thought of leaving. Thus writes Ghulam Mohiuddin in Tarikh-i Punjab. It is peaceful town with a good Rest House, an Old Palace and Shiva temple. The Palace Building at Amtar still houses some of the paintings of that time. Jawalajee temple is also not very far and can be visited from here. This place provides excellent facilities for Mahaseer fishing in the Beas River flowing close by. Another attraction is the river rafting from this place to Dehra and further. There are beautiful camping sites for anglers.
In Princely days, it is used to be the headquarters of the Nadaun Jagir, Maharaja Sansar Chand of Kangra used to hold his court during summer for a number of year during his reign.