The place Solan in Himachal Pradesh is named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini Devi. Every year in the month of June a three-day mela is organised for Shoolini Devi. Solan is also known as the mushroom city of India and is crowned as the city of red gold in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes.
Solan is situated between Chandigarh and Shimla. There is no time for rain in Solan and you must carry raincoats or umbrellas along with you. You only need 1 day to explore Solan. If you are planning to visit Shimla you should also add Solan to your itinerary.
You’ll witness a great morning and sunrise in the midst of Solan with clouds and beautiful weather.
Places To Visit in Solan
#1 Mall Road, Solan
You can do shopping on Mall road and get your bags filled up with some amazing stuff. This is the best place to spend your time exploring about ethics and lifestyle of Solan valley and you can bring amazing stuff to your home as a memory of this beautiful place.
#2 Shoolini Mata Temple
The famous destination to must-visit is Solan. The Temple is believed to exist before the solan valley was found. It attracts the major crowd in Solan Valley. You will feel the peace once you reach the temple and on your way to the temple you will see beautiful houses and you must visit there.
#3 Mohan Heritage Park
You can go to this Heritage park which is situated in Shakti Sthal village and is on the bank of River Ashivini and is situated about 12km from Solan. You will see amazing Indian heritage views and the park has 108 deities of Hindu god and goddess.
It’s one of the best places for Vedic science lovers and those who are willing to understand the law of nature. The park has massive rock-cut structures and beautiful paintings. When you go there you will see beautiful sculptures of Lord Shiva and you’ll also witness amazing views from the hilltop. You can see the awesome view of the whole solan valley.
#4 Jatoli Temple
This name derived from the long Jata that lord shiva had and this temple is considered the highest Shiva Temple in Asia. The temple had very stunning architectural marvels and beautiful sculptures. The Temple is considered one of the famous holy destinations and is only 6 km from the city.
Other Places TO Explore in Solan
Nissan Shakti Park. Shiv Mandir Asia’s biggest Mandir. Dharo ki Dhar Quila, are also some of the most famous and beautiful places you can visit in Solan to discover more about the valley.
You can also visit Kuthar Fort that marks the testimony of Gorkha Kings. You can also visit one of the oldest breweries in India ‘Solan Brewery’which has now converted into a distillery to taste some of the traditional and local flavorful brews. There are some hubs for trekking and hiking which will make your trip to Solan more memorable.
The best time to visit this place is in June when the fair is organised. Those who want to feel the Rich culture should visit in June but the place is open throughout the year and you can pay visit anytime. The scenic beauty and weather will never disappoint you.
You can reach there by train. Barog station is the nearest station to Solan in Himachal Pradesh and is one of the beautiful railway stations in India with architectural beauty. You can take your private vehicle or can take a cab from Chandigarh.
Hope you enjoy your trip.
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