Solan, named after goddess “Shoolini”, is a beautiful destination for tourists. Located in the Solan district in Himachal Pradesh, Solan city fascinates tourists with its splendid list of attractions. It is also known as the “mushroom city of India” as it has a mushroom centre situated in Chambaghat. Solan city is ideally sandwiched between Chandigarh(Punjab) and Shimla(Himachal Pradesh). This city was established by the British during their hey-days in India. Situated at an elevation of 1467 m, Solan is also known as the industrial hub of Himachal Pradesh. During winter months, Solan takes on a new look altogether as it gets cloaked in snow. The area surrounding this wonderful city abounds in vegetables such as?peas, tomatoes, ginger and beans.
Attractions of Solan
Drenched into scenic beauty, Solan valley offers you beautiful views of its surroundings. Take a nature walk and treat your senses with fresh air and pleasant environment. Lush green vegetation is a great refreshment to the body, mind and soul. Away from the hustle bustle of city life, the Solan valley offers peace in plenty.
Most of the Gurkha castles are in ruins but yet there is something charming about them. Retaining their old-world charm, Some of the castles have stood the test of time.
This splendid establishment is located at a height of 2,600 m and is visited by many a tourist. It is an assortment of houses encircled by beautiful fields and orchards.
Dr. Yashwant Singh Paramar University Of Horticulture and Forestry
This University is the first of its kind in Asia. Sprawling over an area of 550 hectares in Solan district, the University was established in 1985 by Dr. Y.S.Paramar, the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. There are around 14 departments in the university.
Sholoni Devi Temple
This beautiful temple is dedicated to goddess Sholoni Devi. This temple is famous for its? Sholoni Devi fair, which is celebrated with great fervour every year in the month of June. The fair reflecting the great cultural heritage of the Solan district is flocked by visitors from far and wide.