Solan, Himachal Pradesh
Solan is the district of Himachal Pradesh, India. This beautiful district of Himachal Pradesh has derived its name from the goddess Shoolini Devi, the main deity of the place. It is famous for its agricultural produce of mushrooms and tomatoes. Thus it is famously called as mushroom city of India and the city of red gold respectively. Surrounded by forests and hills, it serves as a gateway to other hill stations like Kasauli. With forts, monuments, and temples, the place has a mix of art, culture, and history. The palaces here depict proud architecture of Indian and Mughal styles with well-maintained gardens.
The temple of Goddess Shoolini is visited by pilgrims and fairs are conducted with much pomp and grandeur. One of the oldest distillery and breweries of India is located near to its rail station. A wildlife sanctuary with endangered species is spread across the vast area to maintain the natural habitat of flora and fauna.
The 800-year-old fort of Kuthar is of historical importance with beautifully painted walls houses a number of freshwater springs. This hill station is visited by nature lovers who indulge in trekking to find peace and tranquility. The climate of the district is pleasant all round the year making it a famous tourist attraction.