Solan
Solan
The District has a number of springs and streams, which can be found in the hills, and woods of the area. Those, looking for peace and relaxation, all venture out of Solan.  If you are interested in picnics, rambles and walks in the woods, then Solan is the district for you. The town of Solan, named after the Goddess ‘Solan Devi’ is well known for its brewery, which was started in 1835. Originally known as the Dyer-Meakin Brewery, today it is known as the Mohan-Meakin Breweries.   
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Railway from Kalka - Solan
Solan Biggest Rail Tunnel
Barog's railway station, on the Kalka-Shimla, is one of the most picturesque stations, modelled in the Scottish-style. This building has existed since 1903, when the line was opened and was built on a curvature. The belly of the Choordhar Mountain holds the longest railway tunnel on the Kalka-Shimla route-exactly 1,143m long. KALKA-SHIMLA railway is often termed as a scientific fiction. Covering a distance of 95kms through 102 tunnels and 869 bridage, it was constructed in less than 45 months. There are 919 curves (total length 68km). 20 railway stations and 5 level crossings on this route. This track is one of the strongest railways tracks of the world. And has also been recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records as India's smallest railway line". Railway chronicles show it as its most surveyed project. It is said that a correspondent of the Delhi Gazette had first sketched this railway line sometime in November 1847 almost half a century before it was actually constructed. The project was again revived in 1885 but nothing came of it. Another project report prepared during 1887 also failed to commence the construction of this coute. Finally, a survey of the terrain in 1895 paved the way for significant the construction constant on 29th June, 1898. Through the construction of Kalka-Shimla route was completed on November 2, 1903 it was opened for the general public only on January 1, 1906. The journey through a toy train from Kalka to Shimla is astounding. It takes roughly six hours to traverse the picturesque climb. The rail -car takes only four hours and a half. After 35km of continuous climb from Kalka the train reaches Dharampaur at a height of 1.675 feet. Thereafter, it enters Barog tunnel (3.752 feet long) which is longest in Kalka -Shimla route and the second longest on the Indian rail network. This tunnel was dug twice as the first one had to be abandoned when the engineers working at the site failed to link both the holes. Kalka-Shimla railway is a living tribute to the engineers who dared to dig 107 tunnels out of which 102 are still in use. Apart from Barog Tunnel (3.752 feet long) two other big tunnels on KSR are Koti (2.276 feet Long), Taradevi (145 feet long) and tunnel No.103 (which is 1.135 feet long). The train after crossing Barog tunnel reaches the Barog railway station, which was then known for its famous English kitchen. Other important railway stations followed by Barog are Solan (4,900 feet) Kandaghat (4,667 feet) and Shimla (6,800 feet). Kalka-Shimla railway track attracts a large number of tourists. Northern Railways move to reduce fair has swelled the crowd of tourists in the State. What is more important is to electrify this route as soon as possible. This decision was mooted in 1925 but it is still licked dust.
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Kumarhatti
63-km away from Kumarhatti is the point to Nahan and Dagshai. Dagshai was a British cantonement, surrounded by pine trees, it has an old church and a boarding school. An alternate road is being developed at Kumarhatti to emerge at Solan and will eliminate the climb to Barog and the decent thereafter.
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Subathu
A former British cantonment, Subathu boasts the ruins of an old Gurkha fort.
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Kairighat
Once a dak bungalow, Kairighat now functions as a fine economy hotel, under Himachal Tourism
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Bon Monastery (Yung Drung Ling)
Solan
12-kms from Solan, this monastery is the second oldest monastery in the world after the one present in Tibet.
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Karol ka Tibba
This place has historic value as pandavas lived here during their agyatvas period 2 hours trek from the resort takes you to this wonderful place and ideal visit for nature lovers.
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NRCM
Mushroom
It was on the 8th June, 1983 when the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the apex body for agricultural research and education in the country, established the National Centre for Mushroom Research and Training, NCMRT (now National Research Centre for Mushroom, NRCM) at Solan, Himachal Pradesh, with a mandate to carry out research, training and extension on all aspects of mushrooms in the country. Please check the site  nrcmushroom.org.
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Jatoli ShivTemple
This is a very old temple and every year an annual fair is organised here on the occasion of Mahashivratri, which makes it a must see place, just 6-kms away from Solan.
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Sholoni Devi Temple
The temple of Goddess Sholoni Devi is situated at the southern part of the town and Solan was named after Devi Sholoni. The famous Shalooni fair is held here every year in the month of June over here, which is dedicated to Goddess Sholoni Devi.
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Giri Picnic
Enjoy your picnic amongst the cool waters of Giri, 20-kms from Solan
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Dr. Yashwant Singh Paramar University Of Horticulture & Forestry/font
First of its kind in Asia; spread over 550 hectares in village Nauni on the Solan-Rajgarh Road in District Solan of Himahcal Pradesh, 15 km from Solan town, the University was established on December 1, 1985. Considering the significant contribution made by Dr. Y.S.Parmar, the founder and first Chief Minister of H.P, the present Govt, rightly named the new University after him. It has a College of Horticulture and College of Forestry, which are sub-divided into 14 departments and are looked after by a faculty of over 200 scientists and teachers. It offers under-graduate, post-graduate and doctoral courses in horticulture, forestry and allied disciplines. It will act as the national research centre for all the hill regions of the country. This University was inaugurated by Hon'ble Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India on 30th April, 1988. The State Govt. is already wedded to the preservation of the gragile eco-system of the Himalayas. The University will produce specialists in forestry, conduct research in conservation technology, train forest officials in social forestry and impart practical training to farmers in nursery production for agro-forestry. The University will train specialists in fruit culture, floriculture, herbiculture and vegetable cultivation. It will conduct research and train farmers to use improved technology in the fields, in order to optimise their income from fruits, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants, bee-keeping, mushrooms, etc.
 
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Parks  at Solan Town
One can enjoy Children's Park, Jawahar Park and Mohan Park at Solan
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Fort of the Gurkha
Situated on the 7000 ft high Dhar Mountain, this 300-year old fort was built by the attacking Gurkhas of Nepal. The view from here of Shimla, Kasauli, Chail and Karol is breathtaking.
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Dagshai
Located ideally between Chandigarh and Shimla, Dagshai is one of the oldest cantonments set up by the British in India. Built at a height of 6,000 ft above the sea level. Dagshai boasts of a big play field, rarely to be seen in hilly terrain, where Durrand Cup football matches used to be played once. Though a modest hill station, Dagshai is resplendent with scenic beauty. Barely 28 km away from Kalka and 50 km from Chandigarh on the Kalka-Shimla highway (NH-22), Dagshai provides an ideal location for an educational institution. The cluster of red-topped buildings atop a hill is visible from the national highway.
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Subathu
A little cantonement town has a Gurhka fort built in the early years of the 19th Century is situated at an altitude of 1437 meters. A cantonment town which quartered British Soldiers in the time of British Empire. A diversion road from Dharampur 15 km away leads to the Sabathu town.
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Rivers
Solan District is covered by catchment areas of   Asni and  Kiar-Ka-Nala, Gambhar, Dabar Khad, Kuthar Nadi, etc. Kaushalya Nadi is the main tributary of Ghagar. Sirsa is the main stream in Nalagarh Sub division. It has its source in the hills above Kalka and runs north-west along the base of the Shivaliks eventually joining the Sutlej at Avankot in Ropar District.
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Katni(Ayurveda and Yog Centre)
Yoga could play a key role in restructuring today’s turbulent and tension-filled society as it has the potential of bringing about sublimity at the physical, mental and spiritual levels of human existence. Swami Devvrat Yogtirath is the founder of the Udbodhan Yoga and Ayurvedic Institute. One can learn Yog as well as Yogi in the Institude. Yoga is a way of transforming life and aim at making it sublime and successful.
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Barog
Once just a brief stopover on the Kalka-Shimla highway, Barog town has grown to be destination in itself. Surrounded by pine trees and oak trees, Barog is located in an idyllic setting. The magnificent Choor Chandni or Choordhar peak are clearly visible from Barog.The pines of Barog are full of cavort and pleasantries. Barog's railway station, on the Kalka-Shimla, is one of the most picturesque stations, modelled in the Scottish-style. This building has existed since 1903, when the line was opened and is built on a curvature.
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Solan Brawery
This Brewary is 11 km from Solan. It is in existence since 1855. This is one of the most famous brewary in India with one of it's famous products known as Solan Number 1.
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Gold Mines at Solan
Makdoa village situated 15 Km from Solan town on Solan - Oachghat - Bagthan Road. 30 years ago this village was famous for its gold mining. The mines are situated along the banks of Kewal river. The mines were closed down years back.
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Mohan Heritage Centre
Prime Minister, India had laid the foundation stone of a Rs 100-crore Heritage Park on being set up under the aegis of Mohan Meakin Breweries at Harat village, 14 km from Solan. It would become an important tourist attraction centre of this region in years to come. It will be an important world-level centre of naturopathy, religion, ayurveda and yoga, would be well-connected by a network of roads, which would also facilitate the locals in transporting their agriculture produce to markets.
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