Shimla Tour

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. 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.

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.

Shimla Sightseeing

Mandi / Tattapani:
Set amid picturesque surroundings, Tattapani is on the Shimla–Mandi Highway in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh. It lies at an altitude of 655 m on the banks of the Sutlej. The hot springs at Tattapani are famous for their curative and invigorating properties. They attract people from far and near. The Shiv Cave lies only three kilometers from here.Tattapani offers a variety of sporting activities such as trekking, fishing and rafting. This natural sulphur spring is pure and has curative power for various kings of bodily ailments. The water level of the spring keeps changing with the fluctuation in the water level of the river. Tatta-pani means hot water

Naldehra:
remained unnoticed till the beginning of this century when the then British viceroy, Lord Curzon, discovered it. He was totally mesmerized by the natural beauty of the place. While exploring the beautiful hill station, he came up with the idea of making a golf course here. The landscape of the place was just perfect to make a golf course. An entire hilltop was leveled to make way for the golf course to come up!

Kasauli Tourism :
Kasauli or Kasuli is a picturesque hill station in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh of northern India. Kasauli town is located at a distance of about 75 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh and 320 km from Delhi, at an altitude of about 1800 metres above sea level.

Sankot Mochan:
On Shimla-Kalka road (NH-22) is famous “Lord Hanuman” temple. It commands an excellent view of Shimla town. The place can be visited by Bus/Taxi.

Chail Tours:
The former ‘summer capital’ of Patiala,Chail is 43-km from Shimla and dwelling in the midst of a lush green setting. At 2,250m, it has the world’s highest cricket pitch and a polo ground, the old palace, now a hotel and the possibility of some angling are added attractions.

Chail is hiker’s paradise. The area is very peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of Shimla. 3-kms from the hotel is the worlds highest Cricket ground. Close by is a National Park, which has limited number of birds and deers.

Pabbar valley:
is a paradise of travelers. This valley is known for the dynamic and adventurous tourist activities. The amazing opportunities of trekking like Kuper Valley Trek and Chanshal Trek in Pabbar valley are praise worthy.

Kufri Ski Resort Guide:
Kufri is a popular area and one of the oldest hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. The slopes are suitable for all abilities. There is one lift at Kufri. We do not have any further information about Kufri and welcome any additions for our notes.

Narkanda :
is located at 31.27°N 77.45°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 2621 metres (8599 feet). Hatu Peak which is at 11000 ft is 5 km from Narkanda. Kotgarh is 16 km from Narkanda and famous for apple orchards. Satyanand Stokes brought the apple to this place and helped strengthen the economy of this area. Today Rs 3,000 Crore direct and indirect income is generated through apple production.Presently apple growers are shifting to bring their farm under cherry cultivation to fetch fast money in their pocket as holdings are marginalised due to population factor.The grandson of Mr. Stokes is experimenting to develop new variety of apple for better production

Pabbar valley :
is a paradise of travelers. This valley is known for the dynamic and adventurous tourist activities. The amazing opportunities of trekking like Kuper Valley Trek and Chanshal Trek in Pabbar valley are praise worthy.

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