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Arki in Shimla

·  Summer: (15°C-30°C) Pleasant weather
·  Winter: (-4°C-14°C) Chilly weather and snowfall
·  Monsoon: June-September. Moderate to heavy rainfall  

Best time to visit:  April to June and September to November

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Arki is one popular Himalayan town with unique natural splendour, great religious significance and utmost historical value. Two of the most notable attractions here are Arki Fort and Arki Palace. Each of the two structures has royal elegance written all over. Intricately designed motifs and eye-pleasing wall paintings add to their beauty and worth.

Arki is also famous for a number of Hindu temples, many of which are dedicated to different forms of Lord Shiva (Mahadev). Luturu Mahadev Temple is accessible through a steep climb and boasts of stunning architecture. Shakhni Mahadev Cave Temple pulls large number of devotees every day and is known for its mesmerizing environment. Other must-visit temples include Durga Temple, Jakholi Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Bhadrakali Temple.

Batal Village and Kunihar Valley are the natural marvels near Arki. Breathtaking views of the limitless nature can be enjoyed from these places. The town is also popular for its annual Sair Fair held in September.
Climb to some of the tourist attractions in Arki can be strenuous.

Road: Arki is accessible from Shimla and Solan by hill roads passing through beautiful mountains and valleys.

Railway: Shimla Railway Station (about 38 km. away).

Airway: Jubbarhatti Shimla Airport (about 42 km. away).