Mushroom City of India - City of Red Gold – Solan

Overview

Description

Solan is the district headquarters located at a height of 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) above sea level. The distance between the capital and Solan is 46 km. the destination is named after the Shoolini Devi, the Hindu Goddess. The district was once the capital of Baghat, the princely state. There are two titles given to the district. First, the “Mushroom City of India” due to the vast mushroom farming in this area. Another reason is at Chambaghat, Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR) is situated. The second name is “City of Red Gold” because of the production of tomatoes in bulk in this area.
The district is built by Britisher and is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage site. The highest point of Solan is Mount Karol which is approx. 2280 meters where exists Pandava’s cave, believed to meditated for 12 years during their exile. The district act as a base for several destinations. The center of attraction is the Dagshai Jail Museum. It is the second British prison which is converted into Museum.

Transportation

The district is accessible throughout the year and easily approachable by flights. The nearest airport is Chandigarh merely 35 km by road. The public transportation is also available. The destination is hardly 296 km from the Indian capital, Delhi via road. You can also enjoy the ride of the toy train moving from the tunnels, bridges, and ultimate scenery.

Places to visit

  • Chail
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  • Dagshai
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  • Sabathu
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  • Kandaghat
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  • Churdhar peak
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  • Gurka Fort
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  • Shree BhavBhavesvar Mahadev
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  • Dagshai Jail Museum
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  • Grave of Barog
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  • Fruit Orchards
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  • Amravati Hills
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  • Kasauli Baptist Church
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  • Kali Ka Tibba
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  • Motilal Nehru Central State Library
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  • Bon Monastery
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  • Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple
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  • Jatoli Shiv Temple
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  • Christ's Church
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  • Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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  • Sunset Point
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  • Gilbert Trail
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  • Kunihar valley
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  • Nauni Fort
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  • Shoolini Temple
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  • Manki Point - Hanuman Temple

Activities to do

  • Camping
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  • Trekking
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  • Bike Riding
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  • Rock Climbing

Eateries Nearby

  • Chef's Planet – Solan
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  • NEW CHANAKYA – Solan
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  • 56 Bhog Restaurant – Solan
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  • Mohan Meekin Brewery - Solan
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  • Sharma Vaishnao Dhaba - Kufri - Chail Rd
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  • Deelux Hotel & Resort – Chail

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Activities