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Tourism in Solan

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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 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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Places To Visit In Solan

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  • Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park in Solan

    The popular Solan district is strategically located in such a way that it urns up every time you take a trip to Shimla. Solan is a place that received millions of tourists every single year and has beautiful tourist attractions like the Mohan National Heritage Park. This is the oldest park in North India that was created wi...

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  • Karol Tibba in Solan

    Satiating the inner soul of the adventure enthusiasts, sitting as the highest peak in Solan, Karol Tibba is a heaven on earth for those who are seeking to escape the bustling and blaring sounds of the city. Emerging as one of the top destinations for day trips or short-term thrill, Karol Tibba blankets deep, dense forests a...

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  • Nalagarh Fort in Solan

    Himachal Pradesh is a state in India that receives the most number of tourists during the months of June and July. the state has hill stations like Shimla, Chail, and Solan which provide a respite from the heat waves that northern India faces during the summer season. Solan is one of the popular hill stations because of the...

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  • Arki in Solan

    Himachal Pradesh is an attractive tourist spot that welcomes millions of visitors every year. The state is at the peak of its tourist visits during the months of June and July because while the rest of India is living in the sweltering heat, the citizens of Himachal Pradesh are greeted by the cool breeze in the morning. One...

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  • Shoolini Temple In Solan

    The Shoolini Temple is situated at the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. This Hindu temple is one of the most visited temples of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most visited places in the Solan district. Moreover, it has many folklores attached to it. Some of which narrates that this is the place where Lord Shiva prese...

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Things To Do In Solan

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  • Shopping at Mall Road in Solan

    One of the key attractions of Solan is Solan Mall Road. This road where the locals come to sell and buy. From handicraft to bookstores, this place is a plethora of all. This road is a hub of the best shops and cafes in Solan. People who come to Solan cannot return without shopping in Mall Road. Moreover, it is also a lit pl...

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  • Darlaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Solan

    Darlaghat is a small village situated in the Solan district, Himachal Pradesh. The village is situated at an elevation of 1,800 meters and presents awe-gasping views. The village is majorly known for the Ambuja Cement plant and Darlaghat Wildlife Sanctuary that is situated nearby. It borders with National Highway 88, i.e., ...

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  • Jawahar Park In Solan

    Jawahar Park is a hilltop park situated in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a beautiful space perfect for spending leisure time. It is an expanse of green situated at the hilltop. The park also has many rose gardens and pathways that take you through them. A visit to Jawahar Deer Park is truly a mesmerizing exp...

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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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    Prashansa Bharti

    New delhi

    Prashansa's 6 days trip to Solan

    It was an overall great experience in Shimla and Manali. The only area of concern was the hotel provided in Shimla. Could have been better and similar to the one we got in Manali. As a whole, we loved the place and the co-ordination from travel triangle and the agent was pretty great. Thank you!

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    Sunilsharma

    Ashburn

    Sunilsharma's 6 days trip to Solan

    We had a great trip of Manali. We stay in 2 hotels and both are good. Specially Hotel golden apple resort. Breakfast and dinner provide by hotel and its good. Cab driver was very good & experienced. They give proper time to us. Few things is disappointed me but there is small things. Overall my experience was good. Best memories of my trip was seeing snow and it was really an amazing experience for me and also went on the snow point where we were enjoyed alot.

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    Vijaymandoria

    Haryana

    Vijaymandoria's 4 days trip to Solan

    Hi This Vijay...First I would thank to Zoom Himachal for the good experience… I booked my package with Zoom Himachal. And below are good and bad both experience with them … Good Experience is – Volvo Bus Delhi to Manali – Bus was very clean and the driver and their support person were very nice. Behaviors of both were very good. Driving was very good. Curtain and blanket was clean. Totally I can say the Zingbus service is very good. Hotel – Hotel Holiday Heaven was awesome. Hotel was very clean. Service was very good and staffs are polite and nice. One of the best things is food was awesome. The food taste was homely and this is Best option for people search for vegetarian food. Bad Experience is – Volvo Bus Delhi to Manali - Bus was drop me 5km away from the bus stand even the all road was clear. No snowfall was on the road. Cab – Cab was very dirty from inside. I said him next morning please clean the cab from inside..that he was saying..Sir thand bhut hai gadi saaf nhi kar sakta. Cab driver two times demand me extra charge for pickup and dropping to 5km ahead from bus stand because the bus drop me 5km away from the bus stand. Cab driver makes excuse that his destination is only from the bus stand and he is picking us from 5km away from the destination so he would charge me extra. First thing was he couldnot demand me any charge directly. He should contact with agent for related to like this any problem. We felt that the driver is the local person of Manali and he would guide us about Manali, but when we ask him something, he did not speak anything and used to ignore us. He used to stop the car while going for the site scene and did not tell that the destination has come and you go and enjoy. Only we used to ask him why the car stopped, then he told us that the destination now come. Volvo Bus Manali to Delhi – Agent changed my bus from Zingbus to Luxmi Travel and Luxmi bus was very smelly and we felt the dust has in air of Air conditioner and seat was so uncomfortable. Driver and one other support person were very rudely. Driving was not so good. Even the driver support person was sleeping in the bus at night.

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    RAGHU B R

    Bangalore

    Raghu's 12 days trip to Solan

    Overall trip is very good, before confirming the quote need to check all the hotel & places to visiting to be mentioned in the quote will helpful Kufri & Manali trip

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    Seosandeep

    Hyderabad

    Seosandeep's 5 days trip to Solan

    Best winter trip for manali and shimla. Kufri is my memorable place

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    Sameer Joshi

    Delhi

    Sameer's 5 days trip to Solan

    Make sure you serve your customers in better way.. As they might be with huge expectations for their memorable trip. That can be hotel food or any other services. Suggest your customers about the weather conditions or good time to visit places forehand so that they can at least plan for their trip well. Thank You

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    Nishantojha

    Delhi

    Nishantojha's 3 days trip to Solan

    Every thing was great especially the hotel staff. But i had an issue regarding the cab. The cab driver was less experienced i.e. He was unable to drive in slopy areas when snowfall was there.. Where as every other vehicles were easily going on that region. So bcz of that me and my wife had to walk alone on the slopy road which was fully covered with ice at night around 8 p.m. approximately 1.5km . And that too without any street lights. So this was the major fault from the cab side. Else was great and thank you Travel triangle for the lovely trip.

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    Smiji Ss

    Smiji's 4 days trip to Solan

    First day was tough for us, as we do not have any contacts to contact. And the driver was also more scared for running the vehicle. Due to snow we could not reach hotel and we end up taking another hotel after paying extra money. The second day also the problem came for hotel. As the pipe got broke, we went and came back to the same hotel. From second day the trip remains good and the driver was also good.. which made our trip good. Definitely snow only.

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    Praveenfigreda

    Mangalore

    Praveenfigreda's 6 days trip to Solan

    Collect all the information about hotel before customer going to stay bcoz there will be no confusion between hotel people and customer...collect all the facilities of the hotel according to the season...Give proper date and timings of the place so that people can go to all the places which will comes under package.... Thank you About history of the tajmahal and monuments Amazing to see the snow in manali

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    Tanmaygupta

    Gurgaon

    Tanmaygupta's 3 days trip to Solan

    My experience was overall good but the bus facility was disappointed and also that not all points not visited becoz guide denied to go there.... It feels me so bad from asthetic himalayas.... Best memories of my trip was river rafting it was really an amazing experience for me and also went on the snow point where we were enjoyed alot...i really want to visit in manali again...

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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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