A small town in Solan district locally known for its 18th century fort, Arki is an off-beat destination in Himachal Pradesh that offers a unique blend of art, culture and heritage.
Situated amidst the Shivalik hills, which form the base of the Himalayan ranges in Himachal Pradesh, Arki is contemplated to be one of the smallest towns in the region. Arki means ‘a sunny place’. An immensely scenic view of the majestic mountain ranges and deep valleys surrounds it.
Arki is famous for its legendary past and has the monuments and the culture to show for it. The Arki Fort, the Luturu Mahadev Temple, the Jakholy Devi Temple are some of those numerous monuments that depict the heritage left by the rulers ruling it. Rana Ajai Dev, a Rajput, bought Arki into being. Arki was previously declared as the capital of the princely state of Baghal.
Arki is situated 52 kms away from Shimla. Being highly accessible from the capital of this state, Arki attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The pleasant climate and beautiful landscape of Arki make this place a favourable tourist destination. Arki also has a lot of temples which adorn striking architecture which tourists travelling here must visit.