Nature | Pilgrimage
#4 of 9 Places to Visit in Gurgaon
Distance (From Gurgaon): 25 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 25 km from Gurgaon, Sohna is a town in the Gurgaon district of Haryana. Sohna is situated in the foothills of Aravallis. It is famous for its hot water springs and an ancient Shiva Temple. The town derives its name from the gold dust which was found in the sand of streams in peak monsoon season.
Sohna is well known for its hot water springs. The springs are located at the foot of a perpendicular rock, and are capped by a dome believed to have been built in the 14th century. The water is strongly sulphurous and its temperature varies from 46°C to 51.7°C. According to legend, Arjun, one of the five Pandav brothers, dug these wells when he was thirsty. It is also called Shiv Kund, is said to have medicinal properties and curative effects. During the solar or lunar eclipse and Somvati Amavasya, several Hindus take a dip in this holy tank.
The Ancient Shiv Temple here was built by the Raja of Gwalior. Every year on the occasion of Shiv Chaudas and Shiv Ratri the residents of Sohna offer their special prayers to Lord Shiva and Bhagwati for new born babies and newly married couples. Every February, a Vintage Car Rally is held on Sohna hill and Haryana Tourism celebrates the day with a grand mela.