A prominent horticultural centre, Parwanoo is an important industrial town in the district of Solan in Himachal Pradesh 30 km north of Chandigarh.
The town is known for its beautiful orchards which add to the charm of the place. The fruits from these orchards are used to produce a number of products like juices and jams which contribute substantially to the economy of the town. Apples and peaches are some of the popular fruits that are grown in a huge quantity in Parwanoo.
The landscape of Parwanoo makes it an ideal destination for trekking and nature walks. The green cover consisting of fir and pine trees around the town accentuate Parwanoo’s beauty and also helps keep the weather pleasant.
The town offers a picturesque view of the Shivalik Hills. However, a ride on the cable car offers a panoramic view of the town and the surrounding countryside.
The town of Parwanoo is the entry point to reach Pinjore and Kasauli. Other places like Paonta Sahib and Renuka Lake, famous for being the largest natural lake in Himachal Pradesh, can be reached from Parwanoo.
Tourists also visit the army town of Dagshai, which is among the oldest British cantonments in the country. Parwanoo is famous for its fruit-based products like freshly made jams, marmalades and pickles. In addition to the conventional pickles the town is also popular for its meat based pickles.
WHERE TO STAY
Parwanoo has only budget hotels.
WHERE TO EAT
Due to the location of the town, Parwanoo acts as a gateway to Himachal Pradesh. The restaurants around the town serve north Indian, continental, Indian and Chinese cuisine.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit Parwanoo is from March to October.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Parwanoo is as given below. The best time to visit Parwanoo is also specified.