Solan Tourism, Solan Travel Guide, Solan Tour

About Solan

Solan is a worth visiting tourist place in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is the district head quarter of Solan, located about 45 km from the capital city Shimla. The District is bounded by Shimla district in the North and by Ropar District of Punjab and Ambala district of Harayana in the south, by Sirmaur District in the east and by Bilaspur district in the west. Solan is the fastest growing city of Himachal. Popularly known as the mushroom city of India, Solan is famous for its large scale mushroom farming and the mushroom research centre situated at Chambaghat. It also has bulk production of tomatoes in the area. Soaln is also known as traveler’s paradise because of its pleasant climate all around the year. Chandigarh is only 68 km away from Solan. Solan is famous for its brewery which is considered as one of the oldest breweries in India. It is also known as the mushroom capital of the country due to the large amount of mushrooms that are cultivated in the place.

History of Solan

The history of Solan goes back to the era of Mahabharat. According to the mythological beliefs, Pandavas lived here during their ‘agyatvas’ (exile). In 1815 British won Baghat state (now Solan) from the Gurkhas. The area in and around Solan comprises the territories of the erstwhile princely states of Bhagal, Bhagat, Kunihar, Kuthar, Mangal, Beja, Mahlog, Nalagarh and parts of Keonthal and Kothi and hilly areas of the erstwhile Punjab State which were merged with Himachal Pradesh on 1 November 1966. The Soaln district came into existence on 1 September 1972 by carving out Solan and Arki tehsils of the erstwhile Mahasu district and Kandaghat and Nalagarh tehsils of the erstwhile Shimla district.

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