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Solan City Tourism

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Tourism in Solan

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Mar - Jul
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About Solan Attractions

Famously known as the “Mushroom Capital Of India”, Solan is a low-key hill station located at the border of Punjab and Himachal. Resting at the lower ranges of the Himalayas, unlike other hill stations of Himachal this place is known for its various industries. This is an ideal place for travelers who are looking for a quick getaway. Solan city is known for its picturesque beauty and perfect location which will keep you isolated from the hustle-bustle. The name of the town came from the goddess Shoolini Devi, in whose honour a three day fair is arranged at this place. Along with amazing sightseeing places, there are some interesting things to do around at this little town. To explore more about this hill station, this detailed Solan travel guide will help you gather more information.

History of Solan

According to the legend, Solan, Himachal Pradesh belonged to a mythological king name Putraka who is also known as the creator of this little city. He created this city by magic for his queen, Patali which was the reason that earlier Solan was called the Pataligrama. Another legend explains scientifically that Solan city’s origination came during 490 BC when Ajatashatru wanted to shift his capital from a hilly Rajagriha to a more strategic location. Thus he chose a site situated along the banks of the Ganges and fortified it. Since then the city has an ongoing history whose records are held by many cities around the world. It is also believed that Gautam Buddha also passed through this place in the final years of his life and predicted a great future of the place. This place is also believed to be a shelter for Pandavas while they were on exile.

Languages of Solan

Solan city is a city which is known for its incredible heritage which attracts visitors. Hindi, English and Punjabi are usually spoken here by the people who are engaged in tourism. The locals are often heard speaking in Pahari dialect, which is the local language spoken in everyday needs.

Must-Visit Attractions in Solan

There are many beautiful attractions located in and near Solan which can’t be missed by the visitors, especially if visiting for the first time. Some of the major attractions which one must visit while in the Solan district are Arki Fort, Chail Sanctuary, Kasauli, Kuthar Fort and Nalagarh Palace.

Main Festivals in Solan

The Solan city already brims with the best views, but apart from this place is also rich in culture and tradition. There are many festivals which holds great importance among the locals and out of this some of the famous festivals are Shoolini Fair and Sair which are celebrated in different parts of Himachal. These festivals are the main highlights of the year and make a great start.

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Travel to Solan

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By Air

While there is no airport in Solan, but the nearest airport to the city is in Shimla which is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Located around 45kms away from the city, the distance can be covered by cabs and taxis which are easily available from Shimla airport. Another alternative to reach Solan by flight is to de-board at Chandigarh from where it is a distance of 39kms to reach the city.

By Train

People who want to travel to Solan by train, the nearest railway station to Solan is in Kalka which is located at a distance of 40kms from Solan. Solan also has its own railway station which connects the city to other major cities. The Himalayan Queen is well connected to the city from Delhi.

By Road

Solan is well-connected by roads as well. The HRTC buses run on almost daily buses from the major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. Another alternative one can take while planning to travel by road is taking a car and driving down to the city which is quite breathtaking and a beautiful journey.

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    Kani Mozhi

    Chennai

    Kani's 4 days trip to Solan

    Its was a great trip . Travel agent and driver was good and guided us very well. Good memories and good services from their side

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    Riddhish Chakraborty

    Bangalore

    Riddhish's 7 days trip to Solan

    All together it was a good experience right from the pickup at the Chandigarh airport to exploring Himachal to our drop to Amritsar on the last day of the trip. We travelled in the month of March (6th to 15th). The driver was efficient and reliable. All the four hotels were good except we had a bitter experience in Golden Apple in Manali. We were supposed to celebrate our anniversary on 8th March in Manali and there were absolutely no arrangements made even though we were told that this would be arranged beforehand, there was a miscommunication between the company and the hotel management. The service was very slow in Golden apple and specially the front desk manager was rude and was absolutely not interested to listen to our concerns. They had a veg buffet and it was repetitive and options were very limited, we also found other guests complaining about the menu and quality of food during breakfast and dinner. We had our anniversary dinner on 9th instead of 8th due to utter mismanagement. Even though there were several calls made by Travel triangle to the hotel manager he was still very adamant to make the required arrangements for our pre-planned anniversary dinner. So finally the food was served in the room after multiple requests, it was a regular veg dinner (nothing special) and a chicken curry (all packed food) and two broken candles and a match box. Is this what we call an anniversary dinner? It was totally ruined and and absolutely disappointing, had a lot of expectations. The cake was horrible and so was decoration in the room. The food quality was again pathetic. The hotel staff in Manali always had this attitude towards us as if we were staying there for free. The food in Dharamsala hotel was definitely not good, but the hotel service and room was pretty good. We had a very good experience in Shimla and Dalhousie. Overall it was a fun holiday.

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    Niharika Bajaj

    Bangalore

    Niharika's 7 days trip to Solan

    The experience as a whole was good! Was quite impressed with the hotel services at Chandigarh and Kasol. The hotel given to us for Manali wasn't great at all. It was an untidy place and we were also charged a 2% extra tariff on card services. The cab service & driver were excellent.

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    Dhushyanth Kumar

    Bengaluru

    Dhushyanth's 7 days trip to Solan

    Everybody plans their trip through travels to travel tension free but our experience was just opposite. We travelled to manali and shimla with lots of tension because of bag packers tours and travels . They didn't let us travel tension freely . Even though the total amount was cleared cab and hotel people asks for money and the assigned travel agents did not respond properly. Much of the time was wasted due to this money issues. Please do not do this to anybody and next time I would definitely not recommend this travels to anybody. It's a big NO!!!

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    Dipakshetty

    Amritsar

    Dipakshetty's 5 days trip to Solan

    It was very nice trip, Cab Driver was also good & supportive. Overall experience was very good. only we were little dis-pointed with food quality in Dharamshala which was addressed on time.

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    Inaseetha

    Mumbai

    Inaseetha's 4 days trip to Solan

    The whole trip was very nice. The hotel was good , the cab driver was cooperative and everything was well taken care of.

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    Yash Saxena

    Mumbai

    Yash's 4 days trip to Solan

    The trip went really smoothly. The hotel staff was very hospitable, and we're very cooperative as well.

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    Ganesh Sharma

    Chandigarh

    Ganesh's 6 days trip to Solan

    All and all, it was a great trip and Driver was very professional. Solang Valley!

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    Kunal Pandey

    Delhi

    Kunal's 3 days trip to Solan

    It was a memorable trip and all because of travel triangle. All the arrangements were good. The driver was very friendly.He took us to really good places with breathtaking views. Couldn't have asked for more. Can't chose one!! Paragliding in Kullu, fun activities in Solang valley, view from hotel(it was breath taking!!!) Overall trip was memorable!!:)

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    Gouravdhiman

    Delhi

    Gouravdhiman's 5 days trip to Solan

    It was amazing experience to visit manali Tyre ride in solang valley was our best experience

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    FAQ's of Solan

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    Solan is known for being a huge produces of Tomatoes and Mushroom. Thus the city is also called the “Mushroom city of India”, and the “city of red gold”.

    The staple meal in Solan city consists of Dal, rice, roti, vegetables and curd. But there are some local delicacies which are quite famous like the Poodle, Lushke, Sidu and Pachole.

    Hotel Barog Heights, Baba Resorts, TAG resorts garden courts, Pine Drive Resort are some of the best accommodations to stay in Solan.

    Camping is one of the best activities to do in Solan which takes place in the Barog valley. There are many camping management companies which have set up their camps for the travelers.

    Solan is quite safe for solo travelers, especially for women. There are very less cases of violence against women. Though just as every tourist place there are small crimes like theft happens, thus it is advised to stay alert and safe.

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