A striking hill station on the borders of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, Parwanoo is a town surrounded by small hills covered with lush green vegetation. From a sleepy tiny village, the town has become a flourishing industrial town after Himachal Pradesh attained its statehood. Nestled in the foots of scenic Trikuta Mountains at an altitude of 2500ft above sea level, the town is considered as a gateway to discover the beauty of Himachal Pradesh as it is an perfect stopover with its vast orchards and pleasing vistas.
Parwanoo is also just 48km from Jammu thus making it an ideal stopover for the pilgrims travelling to Mata Vashno Devi shrine.
So next time when you are visiting either Himachal Pradesh or Haryana do travel to Parwanoo and enjoy the natural beauty it has to offer.
How to Reach Parwanoo?
By Air : Being a small hill station, Parwanoo does not have its own airport and the nearest airport is in Chandigarh which is approximately 30kms away. Another nearest airport is in Shimla which is some 70kms away. From here you can either hire cars from the car rental companies or you can hire a taxi.
By Rail : You can take the train from Kalka which is the meeting point of narrow gauge and wide gauge trains and is just two kilometres away from the town. Alternatively you can take the train on narrow gauge route from Kalka to Shimla that goes via Parwanoo.
By Road : Parwanoo is very well connected to Chandigarh and Ambala through road by National Highway No 22. Shimla and Solan in Himachal are also connected to Parwanoo by this road.
Best Time to Visit Parwanoo
The best time to visit this town is during Mid May - mid Oct. Summers season is from March to May when the weather is pleasant and the maximum temperature during day is 30 degree Celsius. From June to September the monsoon season starts and with heavy rains travelling can become a little difficult, as approach roads are narrow. Winter kicks in from December to February and though the mercury drops down to 8 degree Celsius during the daytime, as long as you are warmly clad it is a very pleasant time to be here.
You can also visit this little town post monsoons and pre winters as the weather during October and November is also pleasant and ideal as the mercury hovers in the high 20s during these two months.
Things to do in Parwanoo
Parwanoo being a little hill station has a fair list of things to do that range from trekking to breathtaking cable car rides and sightseeing. This hill station boasts of beautiful orchards of peaches and apples, where you can go for a walk and enjoy fresh fruits. You can also buy fruit based products and the region is known for its plastic items and meat based pickle shops. You can visit nearby places like Pinjore, Renuka Lake or Kasauli.
Places Near Parwanoo
Surrounded by various tourist attractions, Parwanoo is an excellent stopover base for various famous places near Parwanoo. For your convenience we have enlisted few nearby places for you to visit whilst you are in Parwanoo.
Just 10km from Parwanoo, Pinjore is famous for its Mughal style gardens called Yadavindra Gardens or Pinjore Gardens as they are known popularly. Created by Fidaikhan in the 17th century, the gardens are being maintained by the Haryana Tourism Department and feature lighted fountains, a restaurant. The gardens were named as Yadavindra Gardens to pay respect to the late Yadavindra Singh Maharaja of erstwhile princely state of Patiala Punjab.
Located some 28km away from Parwanoo is an erstwhile British cantonment – Dagshai. A small town surrounded by pine trees the place was built as a health resort for TB patients and it has a British era graveyard overlooking a valley. In addition to that it also has an old church. Although there are no hotels in the town, drive down to the town for some excellent picnic spots and fun family time.
Another tourist attraction near Parwanoo is the beautiful hill station of Kasauli which is just 47km from Parwanoo. This scenic hill station features a small town that was built by the Britishers and radiates the old world charm associated with the colonial era. The hill station is alluring throughout the year and is particularly famous for Monkey Point.
Renuka Lake in Sirmour district is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh and is in a shape of a reclining woman which is considered as the embodiment of the goddess Renuka. The lake lies in the long valley bounded with slopes that are covered with thick woods and is just 123km away from Parwanoo. Travellers can also visit the wildlife sanctuary and few temples near the lake and can also enjoy the boating experience at the lake.
Hotels in Parwanoo – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Parwanoo ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.