Along the National Highway as one cross the state border
of Haryana into Himachal, there comes the town of
Parwanoo. A couple of decades ao, this was a sleepy little
village but today, it is a pulsating industrial town.
Fruit based products, plastics, motor parts and watch
components roll out of Parwanoo's factories. For a
tourist, Parwanoo is a convenient base station to see and
visit a number of nearby areas.
Renuka (132-km): With a circumference of roughly
2.5-kms, this is the largest lake in Himachal. Fed by
underground springs, it is shaped like the profile of a
reclining woman and is regarded to be the embodiment of
the Goddess Renuka.
Dagshai (28-km): A one time British cantonment,
this small town is surrounded by pine trees and also has
an old church.
Subathu (16-km): Still a cantonment, it has also
got the remains of a Gurkha Fort.
Pinjore (10-km): Parwanoo is an excellent base to
visit the famed Mughal style gardens at Pinjore.
Kasauli (37-km): A charming hill station with lots
of 'old world' charm.