Solan- City of Red Gold
Solan is a tourism destination in Himachal Pradesh, India.For its moderate climate Solan is an ideal tourist destination with picturesque vistas of the Himalayan foothills .
- According to local folklore, Pandavas lived here during their exile.
- Kuthar For was built 800 years back
- In 1815 British won Baghat state (now Solan) from the Gurkhas
- Solan brewery in 1855 due to availability of excellent quality mineral water and
- The railway was set up in 1902
- Solan became an independent district on 1 September 1972
Activities for tourists
- Visit Menri monastry
- Visit Shoolini Mata Temple or Christ Church
- Visit Kuthar Fort
- Visit Solan brewary
- Try heritage toy train ride
How to reach there
The nearest airport is Shimla airport which is about 45 km from solan. It is connected to major cities of India. Alliance Air is sole operator with flight to New Delhi. Chandigarh airport is 65 kms away and it has flights to Sharjah, bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Goa
The Kalka-Shimla Railway which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List passes through Solan.Solan is in the middle of this narrow gauge line. Kalka-Shimla toy train halts at Solan railway station. It connects Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and other cities by connecting trains running from Kalka railway junction.
The National Highway No. 22 is a prominent road passing through Solan town. It is an important road from many points of view. Firstly it is a defence road connecting Delhi, Dehradun, Ambala and Chandigarh to the China Border.
Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents
- Shimla(45kms away)
- Chandigarh ( 65kms away)
- Chail ( 38 kms away)
- Kufri ( 60 kms away)
- Majathal Sanctuary (10 kms away)
Some hotels in Destination Name for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night
The Pinewood Barog http://hptdc.in/
Mayur Hotel Bar & Restaurant http://www.mayurhotelsolan.com/
Himani Resorts https://himani-resorts.business.site/
Hotel Shivana Hills https://hotel-shivana-hills.business.site/
Hotel Winsum Hill https://www.winsumhill.com/