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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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  • Jatoli Temple in Solan

    Jatoli Temple is a divine shrine that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located on a hilltop with 100 stairs leading to its entrance. The temple is an architectural magnificence. It has been made with reference to the architectural and designing style of the southern Dravidians. The name of the temple ‘Jatoli’ is d...

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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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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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    • Trip to Solan

      The overall trip could have been better had the agency taken care of some small things. 1. At two of the booked hotels, Wistling Pine in Shimla and Savers Park in Amritsar were had been stopped for about 30 minutes or so when checking out stating that the payments were not made and that we had to pay them. It was very inconvenient. 2. We didn't get to see a few places promised in the final voucher. First, we got to Kullu in the evening and the driver stopped at a shop and said that if we wanted to buy clothes we had about 30 minutes. He said we will not visit Kullu again. So we didn't see Kullu at all. Second, we didn't visit Kasole at all. The driver said he will see if the roads to Kasole were open, he will take us. But he didn't take us there. I know for sure that the roads were open. I strongly believe he wanted to get to Dharamshala earlier so he skipped that. Third, the driver skipped all the sightseeing in Dalhousie saying that they are 50 to 60 km away so we cannot visit them. 3. When we asked for some changes in the hotel reservations, although the request being 3 days in advance, it was denied stating that the changes could not be made. 4. When we would asked the driver to take us to a near by mall or shopping, he declined the request stating the car has a gps and that hey is not allowed to. 5. At most of the hotels, we missed the breakfast because the driver wanted to leave early for the next destination.
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      An Khaleeq

      Kabul, 3 hours ago

    • Trip to Solan

      It was fantastic journey. Hotel , Cab service and agent response was excellent.
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      Nishant Shrivastava

      Jaipur, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      Experience was amazing.... I enjoyed every moment.... arrangement was good...liked the accomdation.... Overall it was a wonderful trip with a good experience... Best of the memory is when the trek got cancelled due to mis-communication within the travel agents and then when Shub Karan made arrangements for a next day trek to Triund. This was the happiest moment.. Also the cab driver Mr. Chaman Kumar was very helpful in assisting and made the journey very smooth. Rest all the arrangements and facilities provided was good. Thanks again to the Ashu who helped in making the best quote for the trip.. Regards, Rajeshwari
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      Pradyumna Kulkarni

      Bangalore, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      Manali was the best place to visit. Raveendra Singh from the Getz was very helpful. He kept in contact with us the whole trip and gave us the contacts of the Cabs and hotels on his own initiative. We will definitely choose Getz again as our travel planner. The driver Shekar was the best, he took his own initiative to show us places especially in Rohtang pass. It was heaven on earth. Truly want to visit Manali again because of the Hotel Golden Apple Resort and the Shekar from the Cab team
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      Poonam R

      Bengaluru, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      I would have given 5 Star rating, But at the end of the trip went bad. I have listed out the pros & cons below PROS:- 1.) The entire trip is as per Itinerary 2.) Hotels are clean & hygienic 3.) The cab drivers will not charge you anything extra. 4.) Cabs will come at the exact time. 5.) The entire Getz destination team was supportive & helpful especially Renu Gautam mam. CONS:- 1.) Rohtang pass is the major place near Manali but it will not be in the Itinerary. Please try to include it in the Itinerary. 2.) Volvo vendor is the worst. They have rescheduled the bus timings but not informed us. We were literally running in the new city to catch the bus. At last the travel agent spoke with the vendor and made the bus wait for us.
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      Sureshanand J

      Chennai, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      Shimla hotels were the worst .unclean ,unhygienic , poor service
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      Thomas Lydia

      Indore, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      Entire trip was a great memories for me. We will definitely keep traveling with this agent again.
      KV

      Krishna Vamsi

      Bengaluru, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      Excellent room and bath room with hot water. Food almost same in alternate days. Nonveg(Chicken or Fish) dishes were not there in any of the three days. Vehicle was Innova and the trip was excellent. TV channels were not available in room. Very good trip especially Hot spring at Manikaran and Apple garden around the Golden Apple cottage with full of apples.
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      Jeby Abrahim M

      Kerala, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      Overall trip is very pleasant and memorable. Hill Partridge cottage is very nice and their staff is Coprativ.
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      Deepak Bura

      Delhi, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Solan

      Hotels at Shimla, Dharmashala and Dalhousie were truly good. Shimla the services of the owner and the crew were really amazing. At Manali, the bathroom was stinking and also after repeated requests to correct the TV it was never done nor given a solid reply on whether it is possible or not. Food was good at all places. Hotel services at Dalhousie was also really commendable. Regarding the agent, Ashish was very accomadative and helped me to plan a tour within budget. The travel to Rohtang pass was already discussed but I had to find it myself. Driver was saying he will arrange till last min, and there was a lame excuse the owner not available at hotel. Then we got a proposal at very high rate. When we go through an agent we are expecting them to help us. We give a business to you and we expect you to be genuine to us and help us out. We find ourselves a driver which can be believed at low cost for Rohtang journey. Jitendar never called or enquired through out the journey. If any issue, I used to call him. Services of agent can be improved by enquiring how the customer service is each day. As he never called we never bothered to call him as well. Manali sightseeing was poorly planned. Driver was not at all helpful in this and we had to find the locations ourselves. Coming to the driver and cab, cab was quite good and not smelly. Driver was good to travel between locations and he ensured we reach each location within stipulated time and we were also safe ( Expected from the agent that is why we book through agent). Driver can improve very much on his customer service, he was always negative in his remarks and we thought the whole trip is a waste as there is nothing to see anywhere as per him. He was overly enthusiastic to know the money details I handled with the agency and had always his own way. We were by end of journey even afraid to talk to him. Even after several notifications of not wanting to hear Punjabi song, he was forcefully putting it. We had to find places to see at Manali and he was trying to convince us not to visit there. But it was one of the beautiful thing we did in our whole trip. 1. Stay at Paradise Resort Manali 2. House ride to Kufri 3. Jogini Falls Manali 4. Enroute to Rohtang Pass 5. Visit to Tibetan Temple 6. Stay at Dalhousie 7. Paragliding at Khajjar
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      Priya Sankar

      Kochi, 5 days ago

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    FAQ's of Solan

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    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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”.

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