Arki - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Arki

Arki is a small town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. This place is widely known for the 18th century fort, which was built during the times of the Baghal. During that time, Arki was the capital of the princely hill state of Baghal and it was founded by Rana Ajal Dev around 1643. The fort of Arki was built between 1800 and 1805 by Rana Prithvi Singh. The fort stands witness to a number of battles fought during the time of British rule.

How to reach

By Road :  Roadways are considered to be the cheapest way of communication. Buses are available from places like- Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Dharampur. It takes around 7 hours to travel from Delhi to Arki. 
By Rail :  Nearest Railway Station is known as Kalka Railway Station and is located 40 kilometers away. 
By Air :  Jubarhatti is the closest airport located 42 kilometers away. Cabs are available from here as well. 


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  • When to visit
  • March to June is the ideal time to visit this place. The weather remains pleasant and conducive for long journeys. Winters are extremely chilly here.

  • What to Eat
  • A number of restaurants and hotels are there, that serves quality food of your choice.

  • Attractions
  • Arki Fort : This fort once stood as a symbol of the struggle between the Baghals and the Gurkhas. At present, this fort has been turned into a heritage hotel.
    Arki Palace : This palace is known for the beautiful paintings and frescoes that adorn its walls. This palace is also known for Kalidasa’s famous work, titled- Kumarasambhava.
    Luturu Mahadev Temple : This temple is situated in the midst of some of the roughest terrains in this region. It was built in 1621. 
    - Apart from these, there are numerous small temples spread around this place. Some of them are - Shakhni Mahadev Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Bhadrakali Temple.

  • Activities
  • - Tourists can also visit the local shopping centers, which sell a number of items. Above all, try to enjoy the cool and calm atmosphere of this region. 
    - Get to know more about the rich culture and heritage of this place. Get acquainted with its history. Visit the Diwan-I-Khaas to know more about the various styles of that paintings found here.


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