Arki in Shimla

Arki in Shimla is a wonderful town of Himachal Pradesh that once used to be the capital of Baghal. It is located at a distance of 52 kilometers from Shimla in the district of Solan.

While moving on your way to Arki, you will be awe-struck by the sight of the exquisite palace of Raja Kishan Chand amidst the vast track of hilly wealth of chir pines and deodars.

The enormous edifice bears the architectural mode of the Arki Kalam style. The roofs and the walls have been intricately designed with floral motifs as well as stories depicting the picture of the battle fields and of that of the Puranas including other stories of heroism. However this grand mansion has now become a heritage hotel.

Jhakoli temple at Shimla's Arki is a worth visiting place for the tourists. Arki celebrates the Sair fair in the months of July and September in the name of Banar Devta with much of fun and frolic.

One of the most exciting sight at this fair is the buffalo fight for which people from the adjacent areas gather to have a glimpse of it.

Besides people lay out stalls whereby buying and selling of various goods takes place. Cultural programmes like dancing and singing performances also take place.

Arki enjoys a pleasurable weather condition in the summer months. However the winters are extremely cold owing to high altitude.

The cave temple of Lutru Mahadev is a well known temple there at Arki. Others include the temple of Shakni Mahadeva, Bhairaon and Durga Mata.

Last Updated on : 29/05/2013

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