Solan, also known as the ‘Mushroom city of India’ is a beautiful district located in Himachal Pradesh, India. Solan derives its name from Goddess Shoolini Devi who is the main deity of the region and temple is located in the southern end of the town. It is situated at an elevation of 1467 metres (approximately) above sea level and about 45 km from the capital city Shimla.
Solan 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 serves as a base for trips to other famous hill stations like Kandaghat, Kasauli, Chail, and Dagshai.
Yungdrung Tibetan Monastery, the Sholoni Devi Temple, the Gurkha Fort, and the Jatoli Shiv Temple are the major attraction at Solan. It is believed that the cave near the top of Mount Karol is the cave where the Pandavas of the Mahabharata resided during their exile.
Best time to visit Solan
February to October is the best time to visit Solan.
How to reach Solan
Solan by Air
The nearest Airport is Shimla Airport, located about 45 km. from town. Daily flights from Delhi to Chandigarh are available.
Solan by Railways
Solan Railway Station is well connected to the other important cities of India via Kalka Shimla Express, Himalyan Queen and Sml Klk Passenger etc.
Solan by Road
Solan is also well connected by buses and taxis, which are easily available from Chandigarh and Delhi. It is 45 Kms from Shimla, 76 Kms from Chandigarh, 78 Kms from Baddi, 98 Kms from Ambala.