Created out of Plateau State in 1996, Nasarawa is in the North-Central region of Nigeria and bordered on the West by the Federal Capital Territory. The state has a good road network that links the main cities to the rural areas. Agriculture is the main boost to the economy of the state and its salt production constitute a large proportion consumed in the country.
Nasarawa is rich in mineral resources which earned it the nickname ‘Home of Solid Minerals’. Nasarawa has a lovely environment and its people are very hospitable.
Places to stay in Nasarawa
Kur-ssu Hotels Limited is one of the most popular hotels in the state, situated in Akwanga on Keffi-Abuja road. Looking to stay in top rated Nasarawa hotels, you can book on Jumia Travel 4 star hotels in Nasarawa such as Freshland Hotel, Goream Hotel Ltd and Mahon Palm Garden & Suites.
Things to see and do it Nasarawa
Farin Ruwa Falls is one of the most popular places to visit in Nasarawa state. Some of the tourist attractions in Nasarawa are the Eggon Hills and Caves, Oku Akpa Picnic Center, Numan Rocks and Ara Rock.
There is the Dyeing Pits and Calabash Carving in Lafia that tells of the rich cultural tradition and the way of life here. Don’t miss the Akiri Warm Spring here too. It will be interesting to witness the many festivals in Nasarawa such as Keffi hunting festival around Feb/April and Kambari Festival at Ngaski.
Akiri salt village is another place to see. Racing events such as Donkey races and Boating races are some of the activities to do in Nasarawa.
The transportation in Nasarawa are railways and road; there are roads networking all rural and urban areas in the state and NRC; Nigerian Railway Corporation operates the railway services from Kuru, Gombe and Maiduguri.