Solan is situated midway between Kalka and Shimla. the fine climate
of this place round the year makes it an ideal destination for all
seasons. There is famous 'Mohan Meakin's Brewery' in Solan, set
up in 1855 A.D. The mountains near Solan offer interesting trekking
possibilities and its streams are well stocked with a variety of
game fish. Solan district is covered by catchment areas of three
important rivers, namely Satluj, Yamuna and Ghagar.
Solan district lies between 30°05' and 31°15' North Latitude
and 76°42' and 77°20' East Longitude. Solan district is
bounded by Shimla district in North, by Ropar district of Punjab
and Ambala district of Haryana in the South, by Sirmaur district
in the East and Bilaspur district in the West. Mandi district touches
the boundary of Solan district in the North-East.
This is Himachal Pradesh's premier Industrial township, located
at the base of the Shivalik hills on the Kalka-Shimla highway. Parwanoo
has a large number of small and medium scale industries. This is
also a gateway to Himachal Pradesh via Kalka touching the boundaries
77 km. from Kalka, at an altitude of 2,107 metres. Kasauli is a
charming and quiet place for relaxation. It is a little town with
dainty English Cottages set in gardens spilling with flowers, easy
and beautiful paths and old fashioned shops. This town seems frozen
There is an old Gurkha fort built in the early years of the 19th
It is a bautiful place, just 37 km. from Kalka and 5 km. from Solan.
It was an important stop on the railway line in the early part of
the century. The hill train halted for an hour here, while the travelers
indulged in a lavish lunch. Today, this little town with refreshing
air and fine views, is a little holiday destination in itself. It
is well surrounded by Pine forests.
An ideal resort surrounded by scented Pine and Deodar forests. It
was once the summer resort of the Maharaja of Patiala. It is located
on a wooded spur and it overlooks the Satluj Valley. Shimla and
Kasauli are also visible and at night the scene of twinkling lights
of Shimla looks charming and seems like the part of the starlit
It is the sub-division headquarter and is situated at 39 km. from
Shimla and 7 km. from Shalaghat on Shimla-Bilaspur road. It was
the capital of Parmar Dynasty in ancient time. The King's palace
is an example of the ancient art.
It is 45 km. from Pinjore in Haryana and the half-way point on the
road to Swarghar. Nalagarh was the capital of princey with the same.
Nearest airport is Chandigarh 48 km. and Shimla 68 km.
It is in the midway on Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge train.
Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The
Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering
the whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the needs
of the people.
Delhi 315 km., Kalka 42 km., Chandigarh 68 km. and Shimla 48 km.
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