Blessed with a pleasant climate all the year round, Solan has the district headquarters and has the famous temple of Shoolini Devi. From Solan, Jatoli village and the temple of Lord Shiva and on Rajgarh road the Buddhist Dolanji Bon Monastery may be visited. Known as the "Mushroom city of India", Solan has an old brewery and a sprawling horticulture and forestry university at Nauni. Rajgarh is full of orchards that grow stone-fruit like plums, apricots and peaches; en route you may stop for fishing at Gaura.
Solan has many treasures crammed into the compact territory- superb food, thrilling yet lonely landscapes, luscious wildlife and down to earth people. One of the most offbeat destinations of Himachal Pradesh, Solan is hidden is the lap of nature. There is something about Solan; it is as pretty as a picture!
Solan is a land with a rich and multilayered history. This is the place where every nook and corner is steeped in the past. Legends say that the place was once inhabited by the Pandavas. There is a cave on the top of the Karol peak in Solan; it is believed that the Pandavas resided here during their exile. Dagshai, one of the oldest cantonment towns in Solan, is the place where the Irish mutiny of 1920 took place against the British Army. Known as the "Mushroom Capital of India," the place produces mushrooms in bulk and it even houses the Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR. Solan is crowned the "City of Red Gold" because the town produces tomatoes in large numbers as well.
In the early 19th century, Solan was the contaminant center of Britain. Decades after they left, their endowment still marks Solan's stylish properties. The chapel in the contaminant area is a heritage building of Solan. Inside the church, one can see beautiful woods and stone carvings. Solan is also famous for a religious place called Shoolini Mata Temple; it is believed that the name of the town is derived from the forename of Goddess Shoolini Mata, the main deity of the temple.
If people think that Solan is meant only for the teetotallers, then they are in serious misconception! On the outskirts of Solan, there is the famous Mohan Meakin Brewery which happens to be the oldest brewery and distillery in Asia for Scotch whiskey. The equipments related to brewing and distilling was brought here by Edward Dyer in the 19th century. Mohan Meakin Brewery was established here because of similar climatic conditions as Scotland and availability of spring water.
With soaring mountains, picturesque scenery and – of course –ancient architecture, this craggy corner of Himachal Pradesh has some of the country's finest vistas. Solan is the perfect backdrop for your next holiday. Take a breathtaking journey to Solan and discover its beautiful landscapes and iconic landmarks.
Camping and Trekking are the best outdoor activities which tourist can enjoy in Solan.
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