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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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    SUPRABH GUPTA

    Chandigarh

    Suprabh's 5 days trip to Solan

    It was the memorable trip to manali. I really enjoyed a lot there. The environment in manali was really awesome.

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    Nigel Carvalho

    Mumbai

    Nigel's 3 days trip to Solan

    The whole experience was great. We chose one of the two vendors offered to us by Travel triangle based on the pricing and the package. The hotel we selected had a beautiful view of the river and snow clad mountains. The trip was well organised and we had a great time in Manali Climbing up through the snow mountains of Solang valley was the best memory of the trip

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    Ritika Chopra

    Noida

    Ritika's 4 days trip to Solan

    Pooja travel agent planned everything as per need, she was very helpful throughout and our trip was good. We enjoyed a lot... The only issue issue was driver assigned on the trip wasn't aware of locations as was dependable on google map but on hill station we always have network issue so we faced issue with locating the location.

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    Akpndy

    Delhi

    Akpndy's 3 days trip to Solan

    Not a professional agency. Driver was really good. Stay was below average. Power failure occurs many times

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    Vinayries

    Mumbai

    Vinayries's 8 days trip to Solan

    Hotel mount view booking was mismanaged and we are not happy with that. Overall good

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    Nitin Mahajan

    Himachal

    Nitin's 6 days trip to Solan

    It was very nice experience by booking tour through Travel Triangle. TT assured me perfect quality and trouble free tour. We have family tour of HimaChal of 8 days and 7 nights and got 3 star hotels at all 4 locations Shukla, Manali, Dharma shala and Dalhousie in reasonable price. All hotels rooms and services were of good quality except of hotel vijay palace Dharma shala. Food quality was also awesome at all hotels. Driver and vehicle provided for tour was also good. We all enjoyed our tour . We got snowfall at Kufri Shimla which was memorable experience for all of us.

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    Naveena Peraka

    Vijayawada

    Naveena's 3 days trip to Solan

    Better not to book with this travel agency. Travel agent Dheeraj was only helpful with the travel plan and bookings. But when we needed help, he turned his back on us. Travel agency did not take much care in booking the right drive at all. Driver was not at all aware of our itinerary or cared to listen to us. And when he was asked to pick us up at a point, he straight away rejected though the distance he has to travel back was just 3kms. We explained this situation to Dheeraj for help, but was useless. Funny part is the driver dropped us in that location few hours back and it was so hard to explain this to the driver or Dheeraj. Even locals tried to help us explain this to the driver, but stopped after hearing driver's rant. At a point, we were stuck on the road in cold weather and helpless as we can't explain to driver and Dheeraj was rude. He doesn't know how to deliver client's feedback to the driver at all. Driver argued with us for 30mins after picking up and didn't respect us at all for the feedback. On the last day, we tried to give 200rs for the driver as he had to travel back 3 times to pick us up the other day and for the fuel he had to use. He didn't accept the money saying he need minimum 500rs or doesn't need at all. Then also he was rude and didn't behave well. Finally our trip was a disaster because of this agency's planning and execution. Only good thing was the hotel and it's food and staff.

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    Jashobanta Meher

    Raipur

    Jashobanta's 4 days trip to Solan

    Great time in manali, Superb hotel & it's food & hospitality.

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    Rameshs

    Goa

    Rameshs's 6 days trip to Solan

    We enjoyed the trip a lot. Full of fun , the best sightseeing n wonderful nature seen n captured by my eyes n camera the beautiful memories. The bad thing about hotel is they dindnt serve the welcome drink both in shimla as well as manali. And it's dosent fill good to ask the welcome drink by the guest since we have paid they should serve at the time of check in. The memories is the Hamta pass we enjoyes the snow n sikking . When someone visit this place pls try the magiee in hamta pass it's very tasty

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    Tanvi Mali

    Mumbai

    Tanvi's 6 days trip to Solan

    We had booked our manali shimla trip from Pooja sharma from travel traingle ,the trip was so well planned with all the requirements taken into consideration. Initially we were dicecy about booking it online but it is absolutely safe to book from them. They provide you a trip according to your checklists

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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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