Solan Tourism

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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 51.1 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.13 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50.48 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.05 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30.71 (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 43.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.22 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.89 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 43.09 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.74 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.44 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.11 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.13 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.19 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.13 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.65 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.47 (Moderate)
  • Living in Solan - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.03 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 58.13 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.71 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.59 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 53.96 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.77 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 56.09 (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 3.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.22 USD

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

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