Solan is a city in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, this place is named after the Goddess Shoolini Devi. Solan is the largest producer of mushroom and tomato and hence it is called as “Mushroom City of India” and “City of Red Gold”.
Places to Stay
Hotel Paragon Palace, Himani Resorts, Mayur Hotel, Hotel Pine Grove and Hotel Ambusha Resorts are some of the good hotels available in this region.
Pahari and Hindi are the official languages of Solan. Punjabi and English are also spoken here.
Kullu Dussehra, Shivratri Fair, Shoolini Mela, Minjar Fair, Mani Mahesh Chhari Yatra, Renuka fair, Lavi Trade Fair, Vrajeshwari fair, Jwalamukhi Fair, Holi Fair, Naina Devi Fair, Mairi Guruduwara Fair, Chintpurni Temple Fair, Kamakhya Temple Fair and Hill Festival (Polian Purohitan) are the major festivals celebrated in Solan apart from the traditional festivals of India.
Places of Interest
Some of the tourist attractions in Solan are Barog, Kasauli, Chail, Shoolini Devi Temple, Bon Monastery, Parwanoo, Kiarighat, Darlaghat, Karol Tibba and Jatoli Shiv Temple.
How to Get There
Chandigarh Airport at Punjab is the nearest airport to Solan at a distance of 35 km.
Solan has its own railway station. Solan Railway Station is one of the world’s highest railway stations.
There are several bus services available from Solan to major cities of India like Punjab, Chandigarh and
Delhi. Book your bus tickets online