Located in the Solan district of the state of Himachal Pradesh, Parwanoo is a scenic hill station with beautiful orchards, greenery all around and hillocks surrounding it. Parwanoo lies at the border between the state of Himachal Pradesh and the Panchkula district of Haryana, and is 35 km from Chandigarh.
Till a few years back, Parwanoo was a small quaint town, but in recent times it has emerged as an important industrial town. There are many factories and industries here with almost 80 percent of the population engaged in the different factories. The factories here produce different products starting form motor parts, watch components, plastics, to fruit based products.
Being a border town, Parwanoo serves as the gateway to the many scenic hill stations of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The garden town of Pinjore is just 10 km from Parwanoo, while the quiet hill resort Kasauli is at a distance of 37 km. The erstwhile British cantonment of Dagsha with its evergreen pine forests and beautiful church is at a distance of 28 km, and Subatru cantonment town with the remains of the Gurkha Fort is around 16 km from Parwanoo. Parwanoo is also the best place to visit the beautiful Renuka Lake which is 132 km away. This is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh with underground springs.
The landscape of Parwanoo makes it the ideal destination for trekking and nature walks. There are quite a few popular trekking trails which can be used for a day-long trek around the beautiful hills and forest areas. The fir and pine trees around beautify the place and keeps the weather pleasant for relaxed walk around the town.
Parwanoo is known for its beautiful orchards and these add to the charm of the place. The fruits from these orchards are used to produce a number of products like juices, jams, preserves, etc and they contribute substantially to the economy of the place. The largest fruit processing unit of HPMC is in Parwanoo.
The weather in Parwanoo remains fairly comfortable throughout. Summers are not too hot and are ideal for a visit. During summer, the day the weather remains sunny and warm while evenings are cool. Winters are quite cold and the mercury dips quite a bit although the place does not experience any snowfall like many other parts of Himachal Pradesh.