Solan, Himachal Pradesh

When it comes to watching nature in its endearing form, Solan is the best place to visit. This beautiful town was named after the Goddess Sholoni, whose temple lies in the southern end of the place. Located at a height of 1350 meters and surrounded by Shimla hills, Solan seems to be a sparkling jewel in the crown. With lush green valleys, this town is loved by all the visitors. After all, anyone would come to a hill station for a peaceful getaway and Solan is the right choice. Just think yourself waking to the enchanting views with a cup of coffee in your hand and sitting in the balcony of the hotel room. This is one such moment that one would never like to miss out.

Solan is well-known for its breweries that started through an Anglo-German cooperation Dyer-Meakin in 1835. This was overtaken by Late. Major Mohan and renamed as Mohan- Meakin Breweries in 1950. Being a part of Mahasu district in Himachal, the visitors can purchase variety of green chilies, spices, maize and vegetables. All this makes Solan an ideal place to explore.

Climatic Conditions

The weather in Solan makes it comfortable for the visitors to explore the majestic beauty of this town. Though, one requires heavy woolens in winter and cottons in summer.

Best Time to Visit

Solan is one such town that is suited for visit throughout the year. Still, the best time is between April to June in Summer and October to November in Winter.


The total population of Solan town is 5,00,557, with male population at 2,70,291 and female population at 2,30,266. Rural - 4,09,362, Urban - 91,195


The total geographical area of Solan town is 1936 sq.km.

Places of Interest:

Like diamonds studded in a ring, are the beautiful sightseeing places located in Solan. All the places mentioned below are some of the most enchanting locations that make your soul feel enlightened. After all, some places are meant to be enjoyed with a peaceful mind.


Enjoying shopping in the local markets of Solan is an experience to remember. From a variety of spices to wooden items and designer woolens, the visitors can take home some of the memorable pieces from this town.

Local Market

Getting Here

The Solan town is well-connected with major places in India through road, rail and air. Nearest airport to this place is Chandigarh is 48 Km and Shimla is 68 Km. on the other hand, it falls in the mid of Kalka-Shimla railway gauge. Moreover, there is luxury buses made available by Himachal Tourism Department for the convenience of visitors.