Do not forget to take some tomatoes and mushrooms back home from Solan as it is called ‘the mushroom city of India’ and ‘the city of red gold’. Mark my words when I say that you will regret if you did not visit this beautiful place covered with clouds and the plantation. You will feel so close to nature when you are here, and trekking can be the best option to go deep down in nature.
Solan is the district headquarters of Solan district in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. The name of the town is kept after the Hindu Goddess Shoolini Devi. The place has got recognition in mushroom farming and is also popular because of being Directorate of Mushroom Research. It is also crowned for the vast farming of tomatoes which is why people call it ‘City of Red Gold’. The UNESCO World heritage site of Kalka-Shimla railway line also passes through Solan and it has become a known tourist destination in past few years. The nearest airport is in Shimla which is just 45 kms from the city.