Timber Trail at Parwanoo, HImachal Pradesh
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Parwanoo is a city and a municipal council in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an industrial town. 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 and Shelly.
The Kalka Shimla heritage rail line passes through this town. The railway station is known as Taksal.
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 pickle shops. A resort with a cable car called Timber Trail is a few miles north of the town on the Shimla highway again.
A newly built hotel with spacious and luxurious rooms by the name of Hotel Royal Regency having very reasonable rates is also located on Kasauli Road.
The town is 35 km from Chandigarh and 20 k.m from Panchkula. There is also a route to Kasauli direct from Parwanoo, 18 km avoiding Dharampur.
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
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
- "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.