At a distance of about 60 km from Solan is the town of Arki. Take a day trip to Arki and witness its rustic heritage and centers of spirituality and religion.
Do not miss the Akri Fort, which the town is almost identified with. The fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel and is an elaborate specimen of Rajput and Mughlai styles of architecture and has is also influenced by Rajasthani aesthetics. also visit he Arki Palace here. The palace too has a number of paintings, artifacts, frescos, sculptures etc.
The area also has a number of Shikhara style temples such as the Luturu Mahadev Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Durga Temple, Jakholi Temple, Shakhni Mahadev Temple. One can also visit the Diwan-i-Khaas, built by Ram Shara Singh, which too houses a number of artworks.
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