A beautiful lush green town in Haryana, Sohna is a nice weekend getaway option, away from the chaotic city life of Delhi. Set in the foothills of the Aravalli Mountains, Sohna is the perfect retreat offering a relaxing vacation. This place is quite popular for its medicinal water springs, Lake as well as ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. All these tourist attractions are flocked by tourists, all round the year. During your visit to Sohna, do not miss visiting these attractions. Sohna looks mesmerizing during the night. Lying on Gurgaon-Alwar highway, the Sohna town derives its name from the word Sona that is gold, which comes from the gold dust that covers the area.
How to Reach Sohna from Delhi
Sohna hills and Delhi are well-connected to each other by road. It is best to rent a taxi to go to Sohna, however, there are state- bus facilities as well.
Attractions in Sohna
Around 100 years old, the ancient Shiva Temple is a popular attraction in Sohna. There is an ancient Kund- Baba Sakhamjati Maharaj (water tank) also, near the temple. Erected by the Raja of Gwalior, this temple every year becomes the venue of Gangasnan fair, which isorganized in the month of November. Teej fair is also organized here, held between July and August. 17 generations of a priest's family, have been taking care of the temple.
Damdama Lake, near the Aravalli Hills, is the perfect place to go to, if you wish to indulge in boating (motor boat, row boat or paddle boat), along with treating your eyes to the lush beauty, which is sprinkled all around. One of Haryana’s biggest natural lakes, Damdama lies off the Gurgaon-Alwar road. If you wish, you can also try your hand at rock climbing, at nearby Aravalli Hills.
Sohna is famous for the presence of Sulphur spring that has water with medicinal properties. This hot Sulphur water is scientifically developed into a strong disinfectant used against skin disease. The temperature of the water varies from 46°C to 51.7 °C. If the legends are to be believed, this spring was dug by Arjuna, one of the five Pandav brothers from Mahabharata, when he was thirsty. This spring is visited by devotees during solar and lunar eclipse.
Sohna Car Rally
Also known as Vintage Car Rally, Sohna Car Rally is organized every year in the month of Feburary. Started in the year 1974, this car rally is held near a beautiful spot on the Delhi Alwar highway. Nation-wide popular, this car rally start from Delhi, passes Gurgaon and finally ends in Sohna. Flocked by car lovers in huge number, this rally consists of cars like Austins, Fords and Rolls Royce.
You can also partake in village excursions, to the nearby Nuh and Malab villages. Filled with lush greenery, a visit to these villages proves to be a refreshing one for the eyes. Along with this, these villages are also popular for a number of attractions such as tombs, an old tank and a few archaeological sites.