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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 the past few years. The nearest airport is in Shimla which is just 45 km from the city.

Places to visit in Solan


If you want to dive deep in the panoramic beauty of someplace really amazing then you should definitely consider visiting Kasauli. This is really an amazing place to visit with your loved ones and spend some real quality time with your loved ones.

Nalagarh Palace

This palace is really an amazing place which is out and out amazing to visit with your loved ones. If you want to see something really mesmerizing then visiting this place would be a great idea. This place has got quite well-manicured gardens and a panoramic view of the city below.

Shoolini Mata Temple

This temple has been dedicated to the Goddess Shoolini and is considered as one of the holiest temples to exist in this very region. Moreover, it also hosts an annual fair which you can witness in the month of June.

Things to do in Solan

Kuthar Fort

This place is believed to be about 800 years old. This is one of the most historical monuments of this region. It is spread over a large area and has got a number of freshwater springs.

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Majathal Sanctuary

Spread across an area of 55,670 sq km this wildlife sanctuary is basically a forested area having a large variety of flora and fauna. Here, you will be finding a lot of endangered species which can be found here.


The Darlaghat is a wildlife sanctuary which has a number of wildlife species inclusive of leopards, Black Bear and even deer. This place is located on the Shimla-Bilaspur road which is situated at a distance of around 35 km from Shimla.

Events and festivals in & around Solan

Salloni Fair

The Salloni Fair is all about fun and enjoyment. The tradition of celebrating this fair is followed way before there was anything known as Modern Solan. This was established in the honour of the Goddess “Shoolini”

Kasol Music Festival

The Kasol Music Festival is quite a great festival which provides a seamless fun experience. Seeing a great number of people dancing, singing and having fun in unison is altogether a great experience. Read more...

Losar Festival

What is interesting about Losar festival is that depending upon the dates and the location it can be celebrated on various days. This holiday is a new year festival which is celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar calendar. Read more...

Best time to visit Solan

Summer season is the best time to visit Solan. The overall temperature here is quite convenient to travel during these months and it is just the right time period for travelling considering the tourism activities.

How to reach Solan?

By Air - If you are planning to travel Solan then you should know that there is no airport here. However, the nearest airport is located in Shimla which is around 45 km away.

By Road - Solan is very well connected via the road network. Thus, if you are planning to travel by road then it would be a seamless experience for you.

By Train - The nearest railway station is located in Kalka which is around 40 km from Solan. From there, you can consider reaching your destination via taxi or public transportation.

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