Located on the borders of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, Parwanoo is an ideal destination for those who love nature. The hill station's ambiance helps you escape from the hustle and bustle of a city life and helps you get an instant connection with Mother Nature.
This hilly town is filled with apple orchards and peach orchards, which envelope the place in hues of red and peach. These gardens and their products contribute to the economic growth of the region and its residents. The place is filled with a number of lakes, temples, trekking trails, gardens, etc. One can get a beautiful bird's-eye view of the place from the Shivalik mountain ranges or while taking a joy ride in the cable car.
Best Time To Visit
Parwanoo is a year-around destination, which can be visited anytime throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the place are considered to be from the months of March to May and October to November as the weather conditions are pleasant, which gives you all the more reason to visit the place.
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is the Chandigarh airport, which is located at a distance of 30 km from here. The airport is well connected to most of the domestic airports in the country, with regular flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, etc.
By Train: The nearest railhead is the Kalka station which is located at a distance 4 km from the town. The station offers connectivity to most of the major stations in the country, such as Delhi, Amritsar, Mumbai, etc.
By Road: One of the best ways to reach the place is by road, since the place has excellent connectivity by various modes of road transportation. There are regular bus services to the town from cities like Shimla, Ambala, Chandigarh, etc.
Delhi To Parwanoo
The total driving distance from Delhi to Parwanoo is about 265 km which would take you about 4.5 h to reach the place through the NH 44. One can reach Parwanoo from Delhi by three routes, which are as follows.
Route 1: Delhi - Narela - Panipat - Karnal - Kurukshetra -Ambala - Panchkula - Parwanoo via NH 44
Route 2: Delhi - Bahadurgarh - Rohtak - Gohana - Panipat - Karnal - Kurukshetra - Ambala - Panchkula - Parwanoo via NH 9 and NH 44
Route 3: Delhi - Sonipat - Baraut - Shamli - Karnal - Kurukshetra - Ambala - Panchkula - Parwanoo via NH 709 A and NH 44
If you opt for Route 2, it would take you approximately about 5.5 h to reach Parwanoo, covering a distance of about 325 km from Delhi and if you opt for Route 3, it would take you about 6.5 h to reach the place, covering 305 km from Delhi.
Short Stop At Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra is a considered a holy land for the followers of Hinduism. It is the place where Lord Krishna preached the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna and is also the place where the mighty Mahabharata War was fought between the Kauravas and the Pandavas.
Due to its close association with Lord Krishna and Hinduism, one would come across a large number of temples, ponds, etc., which hold an important place in the religion. The place is also home to one of the oldest civilisations, the Harappan Civilisation, with archaeological evidences to support the same. The major attractions here are the Sri Krishna Museum, The Brahma Sarovar, Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, etc.
Wrapped in snow for the major part of the year, Parwanoo is indeed an ideal location from where you can escape into nature and come across various aspects of natural habitats; each of them will have its own stories to narrate.
The place gets a special touch of nature with its various orchards, fruit farms, etc., which have all lead to the industrialisation of the once sleepy town, which now is abuzz with not only tourist activities but also with orchards and other horticulture activities.
Kali Mata Temple
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Located at a distance of about 2 km away from the town, one would come across an ancient shrine dedicated to Kali Mata, which attracts a large number of visitors from various parts of the country. According to legends, it is said that the temple was constructed by the Pandavas during their exile period, which makes it all the more popular.
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Also known as Yadavindra Gardens, the Mughal garden is located at a distance of 10 km from here. Named after the king of Patiala, Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, the place was designed during the 17th century by a well-known architect named Nawab Fidai Khan. The garden has a small zoo, eateries, picnic lawns, etc.