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''The small town of Arki, situated in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh once existed as the capital city of Baghal. Because of its exceptional weather conditions, it has become one of the favorite tourist destinations in India.
Situated at a distance of 52 km from Shimla, Arki still has some monuments that represent the royal heritage of the former rulers. There are many temples in Arki that attract tourists from all parts of the country. ''

Among them, Luturu Mahadev Temple, Durga Temple, and Shakhni Mahadev Temple are the most prominent.Located at a distance of 4 km from Arki, the Luturu Mahadev Temple is devoted to the Hindu God Shiva.

Reaching Arki is very easy because of its close proximity to Shimla. The amazing views of hill stations lush with deodars and chir pines are unforgettable. There are a lot of adventure sports activities and things to do in Arki and hence it has earned the reputation as a favorite Indian holiday destination.


Tourists traveling to Arki can enjoy the pleasurable atmosphere and cheer the scenic beauty of the nature.

It can be best enjoyed in the months of July and August, when moderate rainfall is present.



Arki Fort - The magnificent fort, built by Rana Prithvi Singh, holds great history of power struggle and bloodshed. The fort is one of the must visit attractions here.

Arki Palace - The Palace is one of the major attractions in Arki. The Palace is adorned with lovely frescoes in unique Arki Kalam style.

Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple - Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple is a prominent tourist destination located in close proximity to the Durga Temple. This shrine has a water spring, which serves as the permanent source of water to the town of Arki.

Batal - Just 4.6 km away from Arki, Batal is a village located at the foot of Kunzum La Pass and acts as a resting point for visitors who are heading to Kaza. It offers picturesque views of Chandra River, Bara Shigri Glacier, and triangular peaks that are situated in the south.

Bhadrakali Temple - Bhadrakali Temple, also known as Jakholi Devi Temple, is a popular tourist destination located in Arki. The shrine, built in the year 1650, is influenced by the Shikhara style of architecture and boasts of intricate artwork and design.

Bhakhalag - Bhakhalag, a small village, is a major tourist destination located in the Solan District of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of 9 km from Arki, this place is quite popular among tourists as it offers enchanting views of the surroundings.

Luturu Mahadev Temple - The temple is one of the architectural splendors in Arki. The temple also represents the amazing strength of the Rajputs.


Summers here are very warm and pleasant while the chilly winters offer adventurous vacations with your loved ones. Reaching Arki is very easy because of its close proximity to Shimla.


Air: Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest airport to reach Arki. It is located at a distance of 40 km. There are cabs and taxis available to commute in and around the city.

Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station, located at a distance of 73 km.

Road: There is a proper road connectivity available from Delhi to reach Arki. There are frequent bus services available. If travelling in groups, it is advisable to hire a private taxi or a cab.

City Facts

State:  Himachal Pradesh

District: Solan

Famous for/as:  Famous for its Arki Fort

Languages: Pahari, Hindi

Best Season: September to mid-December

Weather: Summer- Max.32°C , Min.26°C ; Winter- Max.8°C , Min.4°C

Altitude:  4,100 feet above sea level

Pincode: 173208

STD code: 01796

Distance Charts to Arki

Road Map
Delhi to Arki
340 KM
Mandi to Arki
216 KM
Dharamshala to Arki
196 KM
Dehradun to Arki
212 KM
Chandigarh to Arki
100 KM
Shimla to Arki
40 KM
Dharampur to Arki
46 KM


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