Parwanoo is an industrial town situated at an altitude of 470m on the Shivalik ranges. It is located on NH-22 just as you cross from Haryana into Himachal Pradesh. Parwanoo has many industries including fruit processing, pesticide and cattle feed units. It serves as the perfect base to explore nearby destinations like Kasauli and Pinjore.
Places To Visit in Parwanoo
Pinjore Garden(10 km, 25 minutes): The world famous Pinjore gardens have beautiful Mughal inspired layout and architecture, unending lawns, colourful fountains and fruit orchards. The Shiwalik hills form a majestic backdrop. Enjoy a lovely sunset from the garden and then be awed by the brilliant colourful lights of the garden after nightfall. It is a food court serving snacks and beverages. Definitely worth a visit.
Dagshai (28 kms, 50 minutes): This is small picturesque town is perched at an altitude of 6000 ft. covered by pine trees. This previously was a British cantonment from 1847. Visit the St. Patricks Church, military public school, military barracks and the Dagshai Heritage Museum which earlier was the Dagshai Central Jail. It is 7kms from Barog. It can be reached via Dharampur or Kumarhatti.
Kasauli (37 km, 1 Hour): A charming hill station with colonial architecture. Walk around the mall road, a small market place selling woollens and handicraft items. It’s the perfect destination for nature lovers in search of peace and solitude.
Hotels in Parwanoo
The Shiwalik: It is a HPTDC run property near the highway and is popular hotel amongst businessman visiting the area. It has a Bar & Restaurant. Phone: 01792-232295/36.
Timber trail Resort: This is a luxury resort with two properties on either side of the Kaushalya River. One part of the resort is located right on the Shimla highway. The other resort perched on top of the hill is connected via a thrilling ride on a cable car.
Winter: Temperatures are extremely low and heavy woollens are required.
Summer: Warm in summer and cottons are recommended.
Route to Parwanoo:
Chandigarh: 30 Kms, 1 Hour via NH22.
Panchkula: 22 Kms, 45 minutes via Zirakhpur-Panchkula-Kalka Highway.
Nearest Railway Station: Taksal station (1.3 Kms, 5 minutes), Kalka Shimla heritage train passes through this town. The nearest broad gauge railhead is at Kalka, 3 kms (10 minutes) away.
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh, 30 kms.