INTRODUCTIONSohna hills is about 50kms from Delhi on Delhi-Alwar Highway, is the health and holiday resort Sohna,atop Sohna hill.Sohna in Hindi means gold; in the past, gold used to be collected from the sands of the streams around the town. From the hill top you can have a panoramic view of the vast green fields, and the rugged countryside around.
A delightful motel perched on the edge of the hills, with its luxuriously furnished rooms and exclusive balconies overlook the town. And the Barbet huts, artistically designed and tastefully furnished with all facilities under one roof constitute a heavenly set up for the tourists.
Sohna hills is perched high on the Aravalli ridges and overlooks the stunning backdrop of the sylvan Damdama Lake.
HISTORYThere is nothing much the history of this place but Sohna literally means `gold' in Hindi. The charming holiday resort Sohna is known as `Sona' because once, gold dust was collected from the sands of streams flowing around it.
PLACES OF INTERESTS
SULPHUR SPRINGSSohna is famous for its sulphur springs, reputed for their medicinal properties, with the temperature ranging from 46.10c to 51.70c. The springs are located at the feet of a perpendicular rock, and are capped by a dome believed to have been built in the 14th century.
The spa complex with sauna, sulphur and steam bath facilities for the tourists is situated up on the rock. There is also a mini swimming pool, filled with water spewed from a wall mural. It is said that Arjun (one of the five Pandav brothers) dug these wells when he was thirsty.
BADKHAL LAKEBadkhal Lake is another holiday attraction at a distance of about 32 from Delhi at a well fortified position giving immense pleasure. This is about 9kms from Surajkund, nestled within the boulder strewn Aravalli hills.
DAMDAMA LAKEDamdama is one of Haryana's largest natural lakes and a favored weekend spot for locals as well as tourists. Flanked by the Aravalli mountains, this water wonderland is famous for its various boating opportunities.
SURAJ KUNDOn the outskirts of Delhi, this is a very famous picnic spot with a serene lake resort in between. Historically it came into prominence when the Jat ruler Surajmal Jat camped with his army to attack Delhi in the eighteenth century.
DABCHIK TOURIST COMPLEXDabchick is a delightful centre that grew up to be one of the most picturesque stations.
KARTIK FAIRThe Kartik Cultural Festival of Haryana, held at the Nahar Singh Mahal is the result of the consolidated effort of Haryana Tourism working with a number of allied agencies
SHOPPINGThere is nothing much to shop in Sohna hills.
There are both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned family huts, camper huts and dormitory. These are also attached with restaurant, bar, bath complex and green lawn. There is also a spa kind of bath complex here which is an added attraction to the tourists visiting this place. The special features of this bath complex are sauna, massage and steam bath chamber, a splash pool and a pool side cafe.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest Airport to Sohna Hills is Delhi.
Sohna Hills is just 56 kms from Delhi by road and there are state bus facilities. You can also drive down to Sohna Hills.