Solan is named after Hindu goddess named Shoolini Devi. It is located 46 kilometers from Shimla and is at an altitude of 5200 feet above the sea level. In the month of June every year, a fair celebrating the goddess is held.
Solan is the biggest Municipal Council of Himachal Pradesh. It is known as “Mushroom city of India” because of enormous mushroom farming in the area. The DMR (Directorate of Mushroom Research)is situated in Chambaghat. The city is also crowned as “City of Red Gold“. It is in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area.
Solan has many treasures like landscapes, superb food, thrilling yet lonely landscapes, luscious wildlife and down to earth people. Solan is hidden in the lap of nature and is one of the most offbeat destinations of Himachal Pradesh.
Trekking and Camping are the best outdoor activities for tourists to enjoy in Solan.
Where to stay
There are many medium and deluxe budget accommodations available in Solan.
Weather and Climate
- Winters starts from October to March and the temperature goes up to (-2°C)-15°C
- Summers starts from April to September and temperature is approximately 15°C-25°C
Best time to Visit
Best time to visit Solan is from February to November.
How to Reach
- By Air: The nearest airport is from Chandigarh. The second nearest airport is Shimla. It is well connected to major cities like New Delhi, Amritsar, Banglore, Mumbai, Goa, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Leh.
- By Rail: The city has its own railway station that is why it is the nearest one. Solan is the stopover point of the famous Shimla Kalka railway line.
- By Road: The road is accessible by taxi and buses. They are available from every city of Himachal Pradesh to Solan.