Kali Mata Temple, located at a distance of around 2 km from Parwanoo, is an ancient religious site dedicated to the Hindu goddess of time and change, Kali. Devotees from all over visit this temple to offer their prayers. Kalka, a city in Haryana, has been named after this very temple. According to folklore, the temple was constructed by the Pandavas, five brothers from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
Mughal Gardens, popularly known as the Yadavindra Gardens, is located in Haryana, at a distance of around 10 km from Parwanoo. The garden was named after the king of Patiala, Maharaja Yadavindra Singh. It was designed during the 17th century by Nawab Fidai Khan, a famous architect. He is also known as the architect of the famous Badshahi Mosque in Pakistan.This beautiful garden has a small zoo and an eatery inside. Apart from this, a Japanese Garden, a nursery, and picnic lawns are also present here.
The garden is distributed into seven terraces, which are designed symmetrically. Sprawling over an area of around 100 acres, this garden is presently known as the Pinjore Gardens and has been under the management of the Haryana Tourism Department since 1966. On the popular Sikh festival of Baisakhi, several programmes are hosted in this garden. Every year in the months of June and July, Mango Festival is held here.
Cactus Garden, situated around 33 km from Parwanoo, is one of the popular gardens in Parwanoo. Set-up in 1987 by Dr. J. S. Sarkaria, it houses around 3,500 species of cacti along with some endangered and rare Indian species.
Covering a large area of 7 acres, this garden is claimed to be the biggest cactus garden present in the entire Asian region. Travellers and botanists in large numbers come here to see the different varieties of cacti. The well-managed garden consists of three greenhouses having climate control facilities.
Mansa Devi Temple, situated 24 km from Parwanoo, is one of the famous religious centres of the region and can be reached easily via National Highway 22. The temple was constructed by Maharaja Gopal Singh, the king of Manimajra within a period of five years from 1811 to 1815. Devoted to the Hindu Goddess Mansa Devi, an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Durga, this temple is the site of celebration of the popular Hindu festival, Navratri. Locals believe that Mansa Devi grants boons to devotees offering their prayers at the temple.
Sheetla Mata Temple is a popular religious site, devoted to the Hindu Goddess Sheetla, situated on the borders of the town. Devotees visit this temple in large numbers in the months of March and April when the Sheetla Mata Festival is celebrated. They offer milk, water and sweets to the presiding deity of the temple. Visitors do not cook food on this day. Instead, they eat meals prepared the previous day. It is believed that doing this will keep the anger of the goddess away from the house and earn her blessings for the members of the family.
Fruit Orchards of Parwanoo is counted amongst the major attractions of the place. Several fruit products, such as jams, jellies and fruit pulps, are produced at this place. Apples and peaches are some of the popular fruits that are grown in huge quantity in Parwanoo.
Shri Balaji Temple is one of the oldest religious centres situated in a small hamlet called Bhairo ki Ser. This temple, unearthed during 1988 in an excavation, has since been a major attraction of Parwanoo. The temple can be reached through a route taken via the city of Kalka.
Subathu is a cantonment area situated on the Himalayan foothills, 39 km away from Parwanoo. Nestled at an altitude of around 4500 ft above sea level, the place is now a regimental centre for Gurkhas of the Indian army.
Nestled amid nature, Subathu is enveloped by forests of bamboo, pine and scrub along with eucalyptus. One of the most noticeable structures of this army town is the ancient Viceregal Lodge that was built during the 1880s.
It was used by high military officials while passing through the destination. An old graveyard situated in the area also attracts visitors. Travellers can also visit the Gurkha Museum and the ruins of the Gurkha Fort present in Subathu.