Solan is best known as the 'mushroom city of India' because it is the largest producer of mushroom in the country and it houses the Directorate of Mushroom Research. The city gets its name from the Hindu Goddess Shoolini Devi, most revered in this area. This beautiful hill town is the gateway to neighboring hill towns like Shimla, Kasauli, Kalka and Chail. The town is also titled 'city of red gold' for it produces hordes of tomatoes in the region. The District is confined by the Shimla District in the North and by the Ropar District of Punjab and Ambala District of Haryana in the South, by Sirmaur District in the East and by Bilaspur District in the west. It is only Mandi District that tads the boundary of Solan District in the Northeast. Other best attractions of this area are Bon Monastery, The Dagshai Jail Museum, Shoolini Mata Temple and Sanawar Nature Camp. Panoramic mountains, gorgeous vistas and ancient architecture rest in the lap of Himachal Pradesh. The city of fine-looking landscapes and iconic landmarks must be visited for the love of solitude and a bustling town life. Solan is also famous for the Mohan Meakins Brewery that was set up in the year 1855, after the establishment of the cantonment here.
The hill town holds some of the best forts, temples and a huge heritage park. Forts converted into heritage hotels are very popular. Jatoli Temple, the largest Shiva temple in Asia is a popular pilgrimage place. The heritage park is packed with lush grasslands, temples, a herbal therapy centre and sculptures. You can also visit the famous Brewery to see how it works.
The largest temple of Lord Shiva in the Asia belt visited for pilgrimage and its architectural grandeur
Educates the younger generation about the findings of the Vedas and ancient Indian culture
Chandigarh airport is the nearest airport which is approx. 67 km away from Solan
Solan railway station is a small railway station in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh.
Solan is connected by road to major cities in northern India
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