Places of Interest:
Shalooni Devi Temple, Barog, Bon Monastery
Best Time To Visit: April
to June & September to November
with a pleasant climate all the year round, Solan is
the district headquarters of Mashru, another city
established by the British, is named after the
Goddess, Soloni Devi, whose temple is located in the
southern end of the town. Solan also remained capital
of east, while Bhagat State for many years.
Solan is well known for
its brewery 4.8 km from town started in 1835 with
Anglo-German co-operation, and known as Dyer-Meakin
Brewery, producing excellent larger beer and quality
whisky. In 1950, it was taken over by the late Major
Mohan, renamed Mohan-Meakin Breweries in 1966.
Chir pine clothes the
Shimla Hills, which yields resin and timber, while
apricots and walnuts grow all over the hills, maize
and paddy are the two leading grains. Vegetables and
Shimla variety of green chillies are extensively grown
in the Shimla Hills. The area surrounding Solan in
very rich in peas, tomatoes, ginger and beans.
8-km from Solan and 37-km from Kalka, Barog is
situated at the height of 1,600m. One can have a
panoramic view of Churdhar Peak (3,647m), which
poetically translates into 'Mountain of the Silver
Bangle'. Barog was an important stop on the railway
line in the earlier part of the century. Now it has
longest tunnel on Shimla Kalka narrow gauge railway
line. The major attraction is Barog height resort
situated at the top of the hill, which offer the
picturesque view of the surrounding area.
Bon Monastery (Yung
Drung Ling): 12-kms from Solan, this monastery is the
second oldest monastery in the world after the one
present in Tibet.
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.
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.
Giri Picnic: Enjoy
your picnic amongst the cool waters of Giri, 20-kms
Karol Tibba: This
place has a historic value as Pandavas lived here
during their 'Agyatvas' period. Covering a 2-hours
trek from the resort will take one to this wonderful
place, an ideal place for nature lovers.
Toy Train Ride: Just
enjoy this ride with children while going to Shimla
and return back with memories to cherish for the rest
of your life.
Dr. Yashwant Singh Paramar
University Of Horticulture & Forestry: This
forestry & horticulture university is the first
one in Asia. It is spread over an area of 550 hectares
in village of Naunj on the Solan-Rajgarh road in
district Solan and is 15-km from the town. This
university was established on 1st December 1985, the
founder being Dr.Y.S.Paramour, the first chief
minister of Himachal Pradesh. It is divided into 14
departments, which are looked after by a faculty of
over 200 scientists & teachers. It offers under
graduate, postgraduate & doctoral courses in
horticulture, forestry & allied disciplines