A short drive from Damdama Lake, atop the Aravalli hills lies Sohna,
the picturesque health-cum-holiday resort. 'Sohna' literally means
`gold' in Hindi. Once, gold dust was collected from the sands of
streams flowing around it and so the place came to be known as `Sona'.
The last remnants of the Aravallis offer a panoramic view. Herein
lies Sohna, pretty as a picture.
Adding to its beauty is a whiff of history in the form of a ruined
bastion on an adjoining hill - once a glowing stronghold of local
chieftains. Another hint of history comes from the Sohna town below:
the waters, in times old, showed traces of gold, giving to the town
the glittering name of Sohna.
To stay in Sohna is to relive some of the deepest moments of silence.
Pollution and high rise sounds are a far cry. The early morning
sounds are just the call of peacocks. The chime of the temple bells
tom the nearby Sohna town. The greens here delight with simple groves
and clusters of flowers and shrubs.
Sohna by night is breathtaking. For down below, the lights of the
town glimmer like a million fireflies. A solitary vehicle shovels
off the darkness once in a while. The only urban noises come from
Sulphur Springs, rock climbing around Sohna Damdama Lake
8 kms , Sohna is also famous for its vintage Car Rally, which
is held during the month of February every year
The Medicinal Sulphur Springs
Sohna 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.
Sohna is 56 kms from Delhi by road.
General Information & Accomdation info on Sohna city of Haryana - India