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Solan: The valley of peace

The peaceful state of Himachal Pradesh is blessed with uncountable bounties of Himalayas. The mighty hills are adored by serpentine rivers and pearl-like snow peaks and above all enchanting nature. The greenery of the place is alluring and the marvellous hill stations are worth visiting. One such wonder of nature gifted by the mighty Himalayas is the district of Solan. It beholds the epitome of beauty absorbed in its land.

Location of Solan

The mesmerising hill station of Himachal Pradesh is also known as “The mushroom city of India.” The forested city surrounded by eye-pleasing hills is just 50 km away from State capital – Shimla. This delightful town is perched at an altitude of 1,467 m above sea level. Set in the backdrop of majestic hills, Solan is a beautiful destination with many ancient temples, monasteries, mushroom and tomato farms etc. stretched across an area of 1936 sq. km Solan is the true reflection of nature’s beauty.

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Best time to visit Solan

The City of Red Gold’ is a destination for all seasons but this quaint hilly terrain offers the best escape during summers.

The summers in Solan are quite pleasant and comfortable. The temperature reaches a maximum of 30 degree Celsius, thus offering the best conditions for outdoor activities. Winters in this hilly escape is quite cold with temperature dropping as low as zero degree Celsius. Thick fog blankets the greenery of this hilly cantonment during this time. Monsoon is also a pleasing time to visit here but heavy rainfall and storms can be a hurdle.

How to reach Solan?

The proximity of Solan to Shimla makes transportation easier. Tourists visit here to avoid the crowd of Shimla.

  • By air – The nearest airport is in Shimla, at a distance of about 45 km. From here you can avail the taxi/cab or bus to reach here.
  • By rail – The hill station has its own railway station which connects it to New Delhi and nearby cities. The other nearby railhead is in Kalka, about 40 km away.
  • By road – The well-developed road network connects Solan to major cities, national capital and nearby state capitals. State-run bus services ply on daily basis, connecting Solan to Chandigarh and Delhi.
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Places to visit in Solan

Kasauli –

This hilly cantonment is about an hour drive away. Seek your peace in the mystical peace of mesmerising pine and cedar forest. The Victorian architecture of the place makes you retrospective about the Britishers living here before independence. The serene ambience and enchanting hills make you fall in love and harmony with nature and yourself.

Shoolani Mata Temple –

Dedicated to Goddess Shoolani, this is one of the ancient temples in Solan. This temple narrates the tale of the magnificent cultural grandeur of this amazing land.

Kuthar Fort –

This 800-year-old fort symbolises the rich heritage of Solan. The architectural uniqueness of the fort and beautiful fresh-water springs make this place seem like paradise.

There are many more unforgettable destinations in Solan. Don’t forget to visit the world’s second oldest monastery of its own kind – The Bon Monastery. Also, don’t forget to trek on the beautiful trail of Karol Tibba and MeteolTibba. on beautiful trail of Karol Tibba and MeteolTibba.

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