Places To Visit In Parwanoo
Parwanoo is a small town located in Solan district of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh. It is spread across the Shivalik ranges of Himalayas. The city’s economy source depends mostly on tourism and plenty of fruits produced. Most of the time, the town is frequented in the season time when tourists look for trekking and hiking trails.
Apart from all, the climate is favourable round the year in Parwanoo, which makes it one of the recommended place for travellers in Himachal Pradesh. And, here are some of the places that you should probably visit while being here.
This fort was built by the Gurkha chief Amar Singh Thapa and located at the height of 1,371 meters above sea level. The Fort was constructed to gain a strategic advantage against the British. Gurkha fort is in the cantonment area, surrounded by a dense cover of deodar cedar trees.
These gardens in Parwanoo were designed in the 17th century by Nawab Fidal Khan under the rule of Mughal empire. The Mughal Gardens are also named as Yadavindra Gardens and features symmetrical rows of flower beds along with beautiful fountains. The place is also a relaxing spot and best visited during various programs and festivities organised by the state government.
One of the sources of Parwanoo’s people earning is the fruit production, which comes from the extensive fruit orchards located here. As stated previously, the climate of Parwanoo is favourable round the year and best for growing fruits like peaches, apples, and much more. The fruits produced in Parwanoo are considered to be highest in quality all over India and exported globally to various countries.
One of the interesting and captivating places for tourists in Parwanoo, this garden is a retreat for nature buffs. Cactus garden in the region of Himachal is one of the biggest cactus gardens in Asia that houses nearly 3500 species of cacti plants and succulents.
In 1987, Dr. J.S. Sarkaria established this place covering an area of 7 acres and 22kms away from the major city.
Mansa Devi Temple
In the 17th century, Maharaja Gopal Singh during his rule in the region of Parwanoo built the temple of Mansa Devi. The temple enshrines Mansa Devi Maa, an incarnation of Shakti in Hindu culture. During the season of Navratri, various fairs and cultural festivals are organised here in this temple by the committee and the state government.
Dagshai is a small town around 28km away from Parwanoo that served previously as an area of British cantonment. In 1847, the foundation of this township was laid by the East India Company, and after five villages, it was taken over by Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh.
Currently, flocked by pine and deodar trees, it is a place outlay for the trekkers. One can visit an ancient church located here famous for its colonial architecture. And, this hill station is now also the cantonment area for the army.
Kali Mata Temple
Kali Mata Temple is a famous tourist spot for Hindus and one of the ancient temples located 2km from Parwanoo. The temple has a shrine of Goddess Kali, and during Navratri, one can witness numerous pilgrims visiting here. According to people, this temple was visited by Pandavas as well during their exile.
This is a place in Parwanoo situated at the confluence of Kaushalya and Jhajjar Rivers at a distance of approximately 10 km. Pinjore has various ancient architectures, which dates back from the 9th century to 12th century AD. Apart from that, famous Mughal gardens are a prominent attraction in the region of Pinjore. The place is surrounded by a beautiful valley that overlooks the range of Shivalik mountains.
Counted in the list of famous tourist destinations of Parwanoo, the site offers a cable car ride of the Shivalik hills range. The timber trail is spread across two hills and connected by cable cars that have a loading capacity of 10 to 12 people.
It is a destination located in the foothills of Himalayas and around 16km away from Parwanoo. Subathu is also considered as cantonment area and traditional regimental centre of the Gurkha Rifles. Apart from this, it also has a Gurkha museum that depicts chivalry and courage of the Gurkha warriors. The museum displays various exhibits, dating back to 1815.