Parwanoo is a town located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. This place is most famous for its Orchards. Plenty of peaches and apples grown in this place. Parwanoo is the best place for natural walks and trekking. From this place Shivalik Hills can be seen. These hills look so beautiful from this place. Other major attractions of this place are cable car rides. To reach kasauli and Pinjore this is the entry point. Fruit based products such as pickles, marmalades; jams are most popular at this place. These are worth buying too.
What to see in Parwanoo:
Subathu: Major attraction of this place is Gorkha Fort. Other name of this fort is Arki Fort. Now only ruins of this fort can be seen here. This is the cantonment area.
Timber Trail: This is the major attraction for the tourists of Parwanoo. Cable cars are used to see beauty of this place. Loading capacity of these cabs is 10 to 12 people. Form this cabs Kaushalya Valley can be seen most beautifully.
Sri Balaji Temple: Till 1988 this temple was buried in the earth. It was the most ancient temple. After the excavation of this temple importance to Parwanoo increased. This is located at Bhaito Ki Ser village which is 4kms away from the city.
Fruit Orchards: Major attraction of this place is fruit Orchards. Plenty of industries depend on these orchards. Different Products of these industries are Jellies, Fruit Pulp, and Jams. Visitors can enjoy pleasant weather and beautiful scenery. This is the best place for evening walks.
What to see around Parwanoo:
Kalka: It is located just 3kms away from Parwanoo. This town is named after Goddess Kali. Major attractions of this town are Kali Mata Temple. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is believed that Pandavas visited this place during their exile.
Pinjore: It is located 10kms away from the town and situated at confluence of Jhajjar River and Kaushalya River. Plenty of antiquities and sculptures can be seen here. All this belongs to 12th century. Other attractions of this town are Mughal Gardens. Other name of this garden is Yadavindra Gardens.
Dharampur: It is located 22kms away from the town. Best treatment for tuberculosis can avail from the hospitals of this place. Mansa Devi Temple is the major attraction of this place.
Mansa Devi Temple: This is dedicated to Goddess Manasa Devi. During Navratri Period thousands of devotees come to this place. This was built between 1811 and 1815 by King of Manimajra, Maharaja Gopal Singh. It is located 24kms away from the town.
Dagshai: It is one of the old military settlements of British troops in India. Prison can be seen here. This was used to imprison the Irish solider in 1920. It is located 28kms away from the town. This hill station is acting as cantonment area for Indian Army.
Getting to Parwanoo: Only way to reach this place through road. From Chandigarh and Delhi buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Kalka which is 5kms away from Parwanoo. From Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Amritsar, trains come to this place. Nearest airport is at Chandigarh which is 30kms away from Parwanoo. From Indore, Kolkata, Srinagar, Bangalore, Dharmasala, Mumbai, Delhi flights come to this place.
Getting around Parwanoo: Buses and Taxis are available to reach the surrounding places of Parwanoo.
Best time to visit Parwanoo: Best time to visit this place is between March to October.
Where to stay in Parwanoo: Very limited hotels are available. All these hotels are budget hotels.
Where to eat in Parwanoo: Only limited restaurants in Parwanoo. Around the town plenty of restaurants can be seen. All these restaurants serve Chinese, Continental and north Indian cuisines.