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Solan is the district headquarters of Solan district (created on 1 September 1972) in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The largest Municipal Council of Himachal Pradesh, it is located 46 kilometres (29 mi) south of the state capital, Shimla. At an average elevation of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft).The place is named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini devi. Every year in the month of June, a fair celebrating the goddess is held, featuring a 3-day mela at the central Thodo grounds. Solan was the capital of the erstwhile princely state, Bhagat. It is known as the "Mushroom city of India" because of the vast mushroom farming in the area as well as the Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR) situated at Chambaghat. Solan is crowned as the "City of Red Gold", in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area. The town is situated between Chandigarh (joint capital of Punjab and Harayana) and Shimla (state capital), on the Kalka-Shimla National Highway-22. The Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge heritage railway line, built by the British passes through Solan and is a recognised World Heritage site.



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Facts and Stats for Solan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Solan

    Know the pollution level of Solan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 48.91 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.48 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.34 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.2 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.06 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 46.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.8 (Low)
  • Solan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Solan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Solan.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.8 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.3 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40.87 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.79 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.72 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.73 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25.96 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.15 (Moderate)
  • Living in Solan - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.33 (High)
    • Pollution Index 55.67 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.2 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.92 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.79 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.37 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Solan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Solan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.1 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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