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Solan City Tourism

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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 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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    Mcharantimath

    Bangalore

    Mcharantimath's 7 days trip to Solan

    Hotels are not that much enough so I would recommend tourist to see hotel n choose their it self don’t believe the pics for the hotels
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    KRISHNA KASHYAP

    Bangalore

    Krishna's 5 days trip to Solan

    It was a better solo trip. Anyway need to be careful when you are vibing alone. Best driver named Himanshu Joshi helped me alot and his cab was good. Overall nice.
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    Rishabh Agarwal

    Jammu

    Rishabh's 6 days trip to Solan

    Need to understand how much time or how far each site is before putting everything altogether.
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    Shaggy

    Chennai

    Shaggy's 5 days trip to Solan

    Had grt experience.. will book again and expect same experience will be provided. Agent vikas and Ruchi was soo kind n good.
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    Arunkkumar

    Chandigarh

    Arunkkumar's 6 days trip to Solan

    My Shimla and Manali tour was wonderful . Specially Anurag ji our cab driver and travel guide who was very cooperative.
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    Somak Das

    Chandigarh

    Somak's 5 days trip to Solan

    The entire trip arrangement was hassle-free and well organized. Kudos to Travel Vichar for an extremely professional service and would recommend for anyone planning trip to Himachal. Special mention for the Trip coordinator, Shivani Singh. She has been extremely patient with the trip requirements a
    nd ensured accessibility from the planning till completion of the trip. Great job, really appreciate your effort in making this trip a memorable one!
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    Ashutosh Rai

    Chandigarh

    Ashutosh's 5 days trip to Solan

    I booked this trip for my brother and it was an amazing experience for him . My travel advisor "Anu" helped me a lot , she was reachable all the time and was able to solve my queries very politely. As per my brother's experience , it was an excellent memorable honeymoon tour to Shimla & Manali als
    o the behaviour of driver "Prem Lal" was very good , he guided them very well also was very helpful. 5 ***** to Driver & 5 ***** to the Travel Advisor.
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    Srbhraval

    New delhi

    Srbhraval's 6 days trip to Solan

    Most of the places are common. Driver was not cooperative. There are many hidden gems in shimla manali.. But your agent has not shown interest to discover other places. Moreover rohtang and salong we're closed so my expectations to witness snowing hills not fulfilled. So ok ok from my side
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    Bhopal

    Sheikhazimulbari's 6 days trip to Solan

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    Kdevaki

    Hyderabad

    Kdevaki's 6 days trip to Solan

    Everything is okay except hotel and facilities in Shimla . We appreciate those facilities in Manali !! But in Shimla not up to the mark !

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    FAQ's of Solan

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    Why is Solan famous?

    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”.

    What is the famous food 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.

    What are the best accommodations to stay in Solan?

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

    Is camping safe 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.

    Is Solan safe for solo 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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