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A Unique beautiful temple near Kandaghat

A Unique beautiful temple near Kandaghat  Video Review
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Mohan Shakti Heritage Park

Indra
16th Mar 17

Mohan Heritage Park, near Kandhaghat

Mohan Heritage Park, near Kandhaghat  Video Review
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Mohan Shakti Heritage Park

Aggarwal VK
16th Mar 17

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Reasons to go to Solan

1Pandav Gufa, The Oldest And Longest Cave In The Himalayas
Pandav Gufa,  The Oldest And Longest Cave In The Himalayas

Atop Mount Karol in Solan lies the oldest and the longest cave of the Himalayas, commonly referred to as Pandava Gufa. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful trek from the base village that takes you to this 28 km wide cave where, Pandavas lived and meditated during their exile.

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Govind jaiswal

Govind jaiswal2.9/5

2 reviews

Convenient Base to Explore

It is closer than Shimla from Delhi and less crowded. If one is to come to hills in summer then this is a fine option. Toy train experience is definitely there. You do not get much view but it can be distressing just to be here and do nothing. Heritage park built by Mohan meakin is an interesting option. Plan to be there around 5:30 pm as you can see it in day light when it is not that hot also in evening when it is lit.

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Vaishdwaj

Vaishdwaj5.0/5

1 review

Solan-the twin sister of Shimla

In the scorching summer heat of the plains, with 2 months of vacations to ****, hills obviously are the most sought after holiday destination. The queen of hills-Shimla a relief is perhaps the first on the list of hill stations. However, over the recent years, due to the excessive amount of tourists, Shimla is suffocating with people, garbage and vehicles. But an undiscovered city 40kms before Shimla is just as beautiful bit more tranquil. On way to Shimla, people come across a little city called Solan. It is at a lesser altitude, so is less steep but as cool as Shimla. It is a comfortable easy 2 hour journey from Chandigarh. Solan is best known for it's, lush green mountains, the buzzing Mall road, Shoolini temple and it's peace. A walk through the Mall road will give one a perfect gist of the place-the culture the living and the society. One can and must try the delectable Tibetan food. Soups Noodles Choupsey Momos and there is a special thick, noodle soup called Thupka. The place's fashion sense is equally amusing as the food. There are open bazaars for garments with a few showrooms. If you wish to add a little variety to your wardrobe, the little market complexes will succeed to impress you with their varied collection of Himachali caps, shawls, sweaters and even natty summerwear.
Visiting the place in winters has it's own awesome perks. The snow clad mountains (even snowfall in December will give you a heavenly feel.
Overall the place is an amazing shot for a cool and pleasant holiday.
I have lived there for 4 years and hence would recommend all the readers to explore this beauty.

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Solan Overview

History of Solan

Solan is a city situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is often referred to as the 'Mushroom city of India' because of the mushroom farming which is prevalent here. Solan derives its name from Goddess Shoolini Devi who is the main deity of the region. Located at an elevation of approximately 1467 metres above sea level, Solan is surrounded by high peaks. To the east of the town is the Matiul Peak with a height of 1,986 metres; to the north lies the Karol Peak, which is also the highest peak of the region with a height of 2,000 metres. Solan is largely a forested land with hills and mountains abound. The presence of forests and lands over a large part of the area makes a majority of the land unsuitable for building activities. Although it does receive a fair bit of tourism, it is primarily a gateway to other popular hill stations of the region, viz. Kasauli, Chail, Kandaghat and Dagshai. Solan also has mythological significance. It is believed that the cave near the top of Mount Karol is the cave where the Pandavas of the Mahabharata resided during their exile.

People and Culture of Solan

The town has historical significance too. It was here that the Irish Mutiny of 1920 against the British Army took place. Irish soldiers revolted following a similar sentiment back home. The mutiny was however crushed by the British with the killing of two Irish soldiers while many others were sent to jail. Although not as famous a hill station as Chail or Simla, Solan does have a few places of tourist interest. Some of the tourist attractions of the region are the Shoolini Mata Temple, Jatoli Shiv Temple, Yungdrung Tibetan Monastery and a Gurkha Fort which is more than 300 years old.

Things To Do in Solan

More than the tourism, Solan holds significance as an industrial town. The town has various important industries which drive a large part of its economy. Some of the important industries located here are the Himalayan Pipe industries, Shivalik Bimetal Controls Ltd, and HFCL among others. Located 44 km from Simla, Solan is well connected to nearby regions of the state as well as Chandigarh via road. There are regular buses from Chandigarh as well as Simla to Solan. Solan also has a railway station which lies on the Kalka-Simla line. The Kalka-Simla line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers a picturesque journey.

Photos of Solan

Solan, Himachal Pradesh

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Debasish Bhadra

Solang Valley at Solan!!!
Solan, Himachal Pradesh

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Debasish Bhadra

Seems like the playground of God!!!
Kasauli, Solan

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Smriti Das

Church in Kasauli

There is so much to see in Solan.

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