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Why Travel Parwanoo?

If you’re looking for the best fruit juices, jams or marmalade, you’ve come to the right place.

Ideally, Parwanoo is a great weekend getaway from Chandigarh as it is situated at a distance of merely 30kms from the city. However, Delhi and Chandigarh are also not that far from each other, and that is why we are considering Parwanoo an ideal holiday destination from Delhi as well which is about 266 kms away. Parwanoo is more of a countryside destination for relaxing over a weekend. The place is known for its apple and peach orchards and fruit juices, jams or marmalade. It is also a base for visiting places like Renuka Lake (the largest lake in the state), Pinjore, Kasauli and Paonta Sahib. The most enjoyable things are nature walks and the ride in the cable car run by Timber Trail resort. The products made from the fruits contribute greatly to the economy of the town.

There are two ways to ge the perfect view of the town and the countryside and if trekking up the Shivalik hills does not interest you, the cable car run by Timber Trail resort will take you through the same picturesque views. However, while in Parwanoo make sure you visit the army town of Dagshai, one of the oldest British cantonments in the country.

Even though the town is known for its fruits, the meat pickles available at Dhalli, on the northern outskirts of Parwanoo, are definitely worth a try.

While the cold winters can be quite unbearable in Parwanoo, the summers are pleasant and perfect for a quick getaway.

Parwanwoo has a moderate climate. Winter temperature is approximately 10 degrees Celsius, with Summer temperatures rarely exceeding 38 degrees Celsius or more. The general wind direction is south-west to north-east. Total rainfall for the year is 1020 millimetres, with humidity at 90% in September and 28% in April.
Dhalli on its northern outskirts (on the Simla highway) is famous for its meat (Non Veg pickles) shops which is run by the walia family. A resort with a cable car called Timber Trail is a few miles north of the town on the Shimla highway again.

Connectivity :
By Train : The nearest railway station to reach Parwanoo is Kalka, situated at a distance of 4 km. From the railway station, there is a local transportation system available.

By Air : Chandigarh, situated at a distance of 22 km, is the nearest airport to reach Parwanoo. At the airport, there are taxis and cabs available for hire.

By Road :
From Delhi, the stretch is 266 km long and includes Ambala and Kalka. Parwanoo is located on the National Highway to Shimla, and at a distance of 30 km from Chandigarh. One can either reach Parwanoo via bus or hire cab or private taxi.

Being a quite popular destination, Parwanoo is packed with many restaurants, small eating joints and hotels offering multi-cuisine food.

An Ideal Itinerary

Parwanoo is a place with many sightseeing options for a day. Beginning with a morning stroll among the nature and a thick cover of trees bearing fruits is almost magical. Have breakfast and start your journey with a prayer at Shri Balaji Temple. Kali Mata Mandir is next on the list situated nearby. From here head on to Pinjore where you can enjoy the flowers in full bloom. Take a break for lunch nearby and continue your journey to Gorkha Fort to get a glance of the city's past. From here either you can go to Timber Trail for cable car ride and glance at mesmerising views of kaushalaya valley or can visit the cactus garden, one of its kind in Asia. A good dinner at the hotel and a refreshed mind are a perfect ending to your trip.

Few Places of Interest :

Pinjore :
Pinjore is situated at the confluence of Kaushalya and Jhajjar Rivers at a distance of around 10 km from Parwanoo. Various ancient sculptures and antiquities have been found which date back to ninth century to 12th century. Mughal Gardens, also known as the Yadavindra Gardens, is a prominent attraction of the historic town.
Parwanoo has himachal's biggest wholesale market. It borders Panchkula district of Haryana, and is after the towns of Pinjore and Kalka on the Chandigarh Simla Highway. In fact it is separated by a river bed from the town of Kalka. Pinjore to Parwanoo is almost a continuous urban belt.


Renuka Lake :
The lake is well connected by road and lies in Sirmur district of Himachal Pradesh. With a circumference of 3214 m, Renuka Lake is the largest natural lake in Himachal Pradesh. The lake is regarded as the embodiment of goddess Renuka. Near the lake’s feet is another lake dedicated to her son, Parshuram. Both have temples built around them and the main temple to Renuka is regarded to have been built overnight in the 18th century.

Aqua Village :
Water park with multiple slides, a whimsical children’s area, wave pool & concessions.

Monkey Point - Hanuman temple
A small hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, featuring numerous monkeys & sweeping views

Cable car Ride, Parwanoo
As adventurous you may be this cable car ride at Timber Trail Resort offers some spellbinding views but it is recommended for only daring people.

Timber trail :
The best way to admire the picture perfect views of Parwanoo is through a cable car. Timber trail one such most sought after attraction in the town that offers a cable car ride through Shivalik Range.

The car at a height of 5000ft above the sea level displays beautiful views of Kaushalaya Valley. If you are visiting this small town, your itinerary is incomplete without a ride.

Gorkha Fort, Parwanoo

Gorkha Fort situated on a small hill Subathu is 16 km away from Parwanoo. Believed to be founded by the Gurkha Army Chief Amar Singh Thapa to fight against British, the fort today exhibits strength even through its ruins. One can find historical ruins of the Gurkha fort.With a spectacular view of dense forest all around, travellers can also visit the Gurkha Museum to witness the past of the area with exhibits dating back to year 1815.

Dagshai is a timeworn cantonment town which lies in the Solan district, Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on the top of a hill which lies 5689 ft above the ground level. The foundation of the township was laid down by the East India Company in the year 1847 after five villages were taken over by it from the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh. These five villages were Badhtiala, Chunawad, Dabbi, Jawag and Dagshai.

The town consists of a prison as well where the mutiny of the Irish soldiers in 1920 was imprisoned. The hilly station is a cantonment area for the army and has numerous buildings from the British Era.

Mughal Gardens, Pinjore
Situated at a distance of 10 km, Mughal Gardens in Pinjore are a must visit. These gardens were inspired from the Charbagh garden in Kashmir in design and pattern.


Dagshai Church
The list of attractions includes Dagshai Church, located at a distance of 28 km. The architectural brilliance of the structure reflects the old-world colonial charm.


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