Arki is a town and a Nagar panchayat in Solan district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The town is notable for its fort built in late 18th century when Arki was the capital of Baghal.
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List of travel related articles on Arki, Himachal Pradesh. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
It is built into the fort and palace complex that is perched on a hillock. Part of it belongs to the original palace, while parts have been added on.
A detailed photo feature documenting our walk through the market to Muturu Mahad
Luturu Mahadev, situated high up on the hills, is believed to have been constructed after the Raja of Bhagal had a dream in which Lord Shiva asked him to build a temple.
During the period from 1806 to 1815, the Gurkha General Amar Singh Thapa used Arki as his base to make further advances into Himachal Pradesh as far as Kangra.
Arki, meaning ‘sunny place’ (and quite rightly so!) was the capital of the former princely state of Baghal, which gets its name from the leopards (Bagh) that roamed freely in the hills back in the day; not sure if the same can be said of it today, though!