solan Travel Guide

Welcome to Solan


Solan is situated 50 km from Shimla and is Known as the ‘Mushroom capital of India’. Solan is largely a forested land surrounded by hills and mountains. The hill station primarily serves as a gateway to other popular hill stations like Kasauli, Kalka and Chail. Solan is also called the ‘city of red gold’, because of the bulk production of tomatoes in the area. Solan is located at an elevation of approximately 1467 m above sea level. It is surrounded by high peaks – to the east of the town is the Matiul Peak and to its north lies, the Karol Peak which is the highest peak in the region at a height of 2,000 m. Solan derives its name from Goddess Shoolini Devi, the patron deity of the region. The hill station is visited by tourists who love solitude and peace. The mountains near Solan offer interesting trekking possibilities and its streams are well stocked with a variety of game fish. Solan is richer in vegetable crops like tomatoes, ginger, cabbage, cauliflower, peas and fruit like apricot, plum, peach pear and walnut.  Its kiwi fruit is famous all over . Agriculture is the main occupation of the small and margined farmers and maize, wheat, paddy and Barley are also grown. The beautiful hill station is also an important industrial town, which contribute to its economy. Mushroom farming is also undertaken on a large scale in the town>

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Barog is a popular scenic attraction situated in the vicinity of Solan. Situated amidst pine forests, Barog offers clear view of Churdhar Peak of Outer Himalayas.



Arki One can spot Akri at the Shimla-Bilaspur Road and this place lies at a distance of 39 Km from Shimla. Historically, this place serves as the capital of the Parmar Dynasty. Here, you come across the King' palace or the Akri Fort which delineates amazing primitive art forms>


Sholoni Devi Temple

The temple of Sholoni Devi is addressed to the goddess Sholoni Devi. The name of temple is accessed by the name of the place. The spiritual ambiance of Sholoni Devi Temple is spreaded by the beautiful scenery all around the temple.  Green chillies of a flavor unique to Shimla are grown in the areas around the vicinity of Sholoni Devi Temple. The farmers growing these crops believe in the goddess Sholoni Devi and pays regards to her by coming to the Sholoni Devi Temple. 



Kasauli is a quaint little town in the Solan District,on Kalka - Shimla Highway, known for its colonial ambience. Surrounded by a mixed forest of chir-pine>


Nalagarh Fort

Nalagarh is a gateway to Himachal Pradesh which is 78 km from Solan. The Fort which was built in 1421 during the reign of Raja Bikram Chand is located on a hillock at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas affording a panoramic view of the Shivalik hills beyond the Sirsa river. Fort Nalagarh surrounded by endless acres of greenery, with all modern amenities is an ideal retreat away from the madding crowd of metropolitan cities>


Area 33.43 km²
Population 102078
Language Hindi
Pin Code 173212

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