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Timber Trail at Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
Timber Trail at Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh
Nickname(s): shanu city
Parwanoo is located in Himachal Pradesh
Parwanoo is located in India
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 30°50′17″N 76°57′31″E / 30.83806°N 76.9585°E / 30.83806; 76.9585Coordinates: 30°50′17″N 76°57′31″E / 30.83806°N 76.9585°E / 30.83806; 76.9585
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Solan
 • Type State Government
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,609
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Parwanoo is a municipal council in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an industrial town. It has himachal's biggest wholesale market. It borders Panchkula district of Haryana, and is after the towns of Pinjore and Kalka on the Chandigarh Simla Highway. In fact it is separated by a river bed from the town of Kalka. Pinjore to Parwanoo is almost a continuous urban belt. From Pinjore there is also a road to Baddi. Another nearby industrial town of Himachal.


The town is divided into 6 different sectors spread randomly across the Shivalik Range in a radius of about 4 km. While sectors 1A, 4 and 6 are totally residential the other sectors 1, 2, 3 & 5 are Industrial with only a few residential areas. Parwanoo is essentially an industrial town with almost 80% of the local population engaged with the industries in one way or other. It is home to the largest fruit processing unit of HPMC and the HP Agro Industries have a Cattle Feed Unit and a Pesticide Unit located here. It also has a Large ESI hospital. Prominent hotels are Shivalik View, Windsmoor, Park Inn and Shelly.


Employment is largely driven by the government, industrial plants and tourism. Education and horticultural produce processing, comprise most of the remainder. In addition to being the local hub of transportation and trade.


The Kalka Shimla heritage rail line passes through this town. The railway station is known as Taksal.The town is 35 km from Chandigarh and 20 km from Panchkula. There is also a route to Kasauli direct from Parwanoo, 18 km avoiding Dharampur.


Parwanwoo has a moderate climate. Winter temperature is approximately 10 degrees Celsius, with Summer temperatures rarely exceeding 38 degrees Celsius or more. The general wind direction is south-west to north-east. Total rainfall for the year is 1020 millimetres, with humidity at 90% in September and 28% in April.


To cash in on its proximity to Chandigarh and Panchkula the government set up industrial sectors and gave incentives that invited many small scale units to set up shop here. The incentives include exemption from taxes and financing incentives for expansion of existing projects.


Dhalli on its northern outskirts (on the Simla highway) is famous for its meat (Non Veg pickles) shops which is run by the walia family. A resort with a cable car called Timber Trail is a few miles north of the town on the Shimla highway again.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Parwanoo had a population of 8609. Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Parwanoo has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 71%. In Parwanoo, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.Tourists already been to that place recommend it highly.

Educational institutions[edit]

The various schools in the town are:

  • Govt. Sr. Sec. School
  • Eicher School
  • Anand School
  • DAV Public Senior Secondary School
  • National Public School
  • Lotus school
  • I Genius School
  • parwanoo public school


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.