Solan is one of the twelve districts in Himachal Pradesh. It is spread in the area of 1936 kms. The Municipal Council of Himachal Pradesh is there in district Solan. It is located in the South and distances 5o kms from the State Capital, Shimla.
This place is said to be named after the name of Hindu Deity “Shoolni Devi”. Solan is the capital of native state, Bhagat. It is also called as “Mushroom City” as there is a mushroom center which is located at Chambaghat and is known for huge mushroom farming in this area. Solan is located on the roadway between Chandigarh and Shimla. In this area, very little of snowfall takes place (mainly at high places). It is a base station for some beautiful tourist destinations including Chail, Subathu, Kandaghat, Churadhar Peak, and Dagshai.
Industrial Information – Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh (collectively known as BBN), are well known industrial areas in district Solan.
For Stay – There are number of hotels in Solan that provide facility of accommodation for visitors. Also, luxury hotels, resorts and deluxe hotels are available.
Eat and Drink corner – Solan is famous for its fresh roasted corns and seasonal fruits and vegetables. There are several coffee bars and restaurants known for their delicious food. Chanakya, Himani, Paragon, Anupama and Himalayan Coffee House are some of them. For sweets and snacks, Rattanjee’s, Preemjee’s, Sharma Sweets and Paddu Halwai are famous.
For beverages, you need to visit Anchor Bar, Green Bar & Restaurant, Brewery and Ice-Spice.
Places for Interest – There are so many places of interest in Solan. Shoolni Devi Temple, Jatoli Shiv Temple and Yungdrung Tibetan Monastery are exotic tourist places.
It is a good stopover for tourists heading to Shimla. Solan also offers recreational places like timber trail and link roads to various hill spots.
Solan Railway Station
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