The town of Arki, located in the Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, holds a historic significance. The fort located within the town became the stronghold of an invading force of Gurkhas from 1815 to 1816 in the Gurkha Wars. This town was once the capital of Baghal, which was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. Temples, fort and palaces are among the major tourist attractions of the town.
Arki Fort and Arki Palace both of which were constructed by Rana Prithvi Singh are the prime attractions of the destination. Arki Fort is famous for the murals and paintings done in the 'Pahari School' of miniature paintings. Arki Palace, located on the Western Himalayas, is well known among the visitors for its frescos that display Arki Kalam style.
Diwan-i-Khas is an audience hall that was constructed by Rana Shiv Sharan Singh in 1830. The hall possesses murals depicting diverse subjects ranging from ancient mythology to paintings. Travellers can also visit the different cave temples that are situated high up on the mountain.
Some of the famous temples of the town are Jakholi Temple, Luturu Mahadev Temple and Shakhni Temple that are popularly called the triple shrines. Bhadrakali Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Durga Temple are among the other attractions of the town. In addition, Dhundan town and Batal village can also be visited on the way to Arki.