Solan Tourism

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

    • Air Pollution 47.99 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 60.37 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.98 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.86 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44.96 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.07 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.08 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 26.47 (Low)
  • How safe is Solan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Solan.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.98 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.76 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.22 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.72 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.79 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.71 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.3 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 55.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.88 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 59.81 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 54.42 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.35 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.32 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.17 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 55.81 (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.

  • 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 2.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 49.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 52.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.17 USD

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