About Solan

Located on the Punjab-Himachal Border, Solan lies on the lower ranges of the Himalayas and is more of an industrial town with various industries. Solan is a more low-key hill station ideal for travellers looking just some time away from city rush. A beautiful city in Himachal Pradesh, Solan has ancient temples and monasteries that attract hundreds of tourists and devotees every year. Being set in the backdrop of majestic hills adds and quaint charm to these centres of worship. Solan has one of the oldest breweries in the country and is popularly known as the mushroom capital of the country owing to the amount of mushrooms produced every year. Solan is also called as the city of red gold as it produces bulk quantities of tomatoes. This city also has a 300-year old fort located at the top of a hill which is in ruins but has an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the countryside. The Shoolini Mata Temple and jatoli Shiv Temple are must-visits for both devotees and tourists. One of the most famous monasteries in this region is the Yundung Monastery, which must be visited by everyone travelling to Solan.

Place to must visit in Solan


Places to Visit in Solan

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Distance: 13 kms

Kasauli

Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush. Kasauli is a small town in the south-west part of Himachal and is on the relatively lower edges of Himalayas. Nestled amidst beautiful woody forests of pine and cedar trees, Kasauli owes its mystical and serene ambience to the lavish Victorian buildings built by the Britishers who resided here years back. These structures speak volumes of the glorious past of this hill station. A lot of endangered species of fauna are also found in the dense forests in this region. Kasauli is not about particular attractions or activities, but about the serene environment and enchanting calmness that it provides. If you want to just find a good getaway from the hectic life of your city, Kasauli provides the ideal environment to soothe your nerves.

Experience Time: 2-3 Hrs

Distance: 39 kms

Nalagarh fort

Nalagarh Fort is one of the most famous heritage hotels situated in Himachal Pradesh. Located on the edge of Aravalli Hills, the fort overlooks the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It was initially given the name Sudarshangarh which later evolved to the Nalagarh meaning home of tigers. The mighty fort was originally built as a place to move to above the city and was connected to the fortress of Jaigarh which was the old capital of Amber through its walls over the surrounding hills. Situated in the middle of lush greenery combined with modern amenities, it serves as an ideal getaway for the weekend. The fort witnessed some paramount events in the history including treaties with the Marathas and their wars with Jaipur in the 18th century. The Europeans were moved to Nahargarh Fort during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 by the king of Jaipur for their protection. Nalagarh Fort is spread over an area of 10 acres on the top of a hill. It has been built in the Mughal Style of architecture in five levels. The majestic fort has now been converted into a hotel. The conference hall of the fort known as Diwan-E-Khas was built by Raja Sansar Chand in 1618 AD. The Nalagarh Heritage Resort can be reached easily from Manali, Dharamshala and the other hill stations present in Himachal Pradesh.

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Distance: 1 kms

Shoolini Mata Temple

The Shoolini Temple is dedicated to Goddess Shoolini and is one of the oldest and holiest temples in this region. It also hosts an annual fair in the month of June, each year, celebrated with much grandeur and vibrance.

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Distance: 12 Kms

Chail

Chail is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel, Chail Palace, in the midst of pine and deodar trees. Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views from such a great height, known as a hiker's paradise, Chail is bound to give a tourist a memorable travelling experience to a tourist. This place is famous for having the world's highest cricket and polo grounds and has a luxurious resort situated on three hilltops. Once the summer capital of theÊPatialaÊKings, the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a tourist destination. This is the quintessential destination for tourists looking for a calm and relaxed vacation away from the more bustling and crowded tourist destinations in this state. Being the summer capital of the majestic kings of Patiala, the most famous place to visit in Chail is their palace which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. One must also visit the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and the famous cricket ground.

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Distance: 14 kms

Kuthar Fort

Claimed to be around 800 years old, this is the oldest historical monument around this region. The fort is spread over a large area and has a number fresh-water springs. Walk around this ancient structure to find a few more monuments such as the Gurkha For and more.

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Distance: 3 kms

Solan Brewery

One of the oldest breweries in the country, the Solan brewery was started back in 1855 and has now been converted into a distillery. Started by an Englishman, it is now run by Mohan Meaking Ltd. This is located very close to the Solan railway station.

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Distance: 8 kms

Menri Monastery

One of the oldest monasteries in India, the Menri Monastery is one of the most colorful places in Solan. Visit the monastery to celebrate calmness, spirituality and Buddhism in this commercial town of Solan. The monastery houses a large statue of Lord Shenrab Mibo. The monastery is a center of much festivity, color and vibrance during the New Year's Eve, when Cham or the Bon Dances are performed here. This would be on of the best times to visit the monastery.

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Distance: 26 kms

Majathal Sanctuary

Spread across an area of 55,670 sq km this wildlife sanctuary is a forested area and has a wide variety of flora and fauna. A lot of endangered species can be found here, including the Cheer Pheasant. Other species of animals in this sanctuary are Gorals, Goats and many unique varieties of birds. Accommodations in the form of jungle houses are also available inside the sanctuary itself.

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Distance: 1 kms

Children's Park

If you are with kids, visit this park to spend some enjoyable time here The park has animal rides, swings, a cafe and even a musical fountain.

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Distance: 40 kms

Darlaghat

This is a wildlife sanctuary that houses a number of wildlife species like leopards, Black Bear, Sambars and barking deer. It is located on the Shimla-Bilaspur road which is at a distance of 35 km from Shimla. A number of eco treks are also conducted here by the HPTDC, from time to time.

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Distance: 24 kms

City Shopping

Solan has countless options for your shopping spree. You find a number of malls and shopping complexes here such as the Anand Cineplex Mall, Platinum Mall, Aesthetics etc, in Solan. There is also the popular Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar, Upper Bazzar, Lower Bazaar etc where one can also find some traditional items.

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Distance: 1 kms

Jawahar Park

Visit this simple yet well maintained park in Solan to spend some relaxed and enjoyable time. The park has some beautiful fountains, rides, as small zoo and a baby train. One may also spot a few rabbits here. It is a perfect place to spend some idle time, especially if you are with kids.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 days

Distance: 3 kms

Barog

An ideal tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh is a combination of not just the scenic beauty of the Himalayas that you’d expect from this gorgeous state but also a place that is steeped in pre-colonial history and ancient myth. This would be a place rather like Shimla -- but without the capital city’s hustle and mainstream crowdedness during the vacation season. This would be a place containing all usual the magic of Himachal while also offering its own blend of uniqueness and wonder. Well, such a place does exist, and it’s called Barog! Situated at a height of about 1560 m, Barog is a town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. In case you’re visiting Shimla during the monsoons and are looking to trek, camp, and visit nearby spots, Barog should be on your bucket list! This little town has so much to offer to those visiting that you can’t afford to miss the opportunity to hop on to a bus and explore.

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Distance: 30 kms

Arki

A small town in Solan district locally known for its 18th century fort, Arki is rather unknown among general population as a tourist location. One of the smallest towns in Himanchal Pradesh, Arki is situated 52 kms away from Shimla. Being highly accessible from the capital of this state, Arki attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The pleasant climate and beautiful landscape of Arki make this place a favourable tourist destination. Arki also has a lot of temples which adorn striking architecture which tourists travelling here must visit.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 days

Distance: 52 kms

Sirmour

If you are tired of the hustle bustle of the city and want to getaway for a few days to relax and live amidst hills and forests, Sirmour is just the place for you. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Sirmour is a calm and tranquil district where still more than 90% people live in villages. The locals are very close to nature and hence this place is untouched by industrialization. Sirour offers travelers picturesque landscapes, rocky hills to trek, serene lakes for boating and beautifully built temples to purge your soul. Sirmour is also called the “Peach Bowl of India” because of the high cultivation of peaches that is undertaken here. A lot of fruits and vegetables like apples, ginger, potatoes, tomatoes, mangoes and peaches are grown here, so you can even carry some of these fresh produces home. This is a perfect place to have a vacation and unwind.

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