One of the prime attractions in Solan, The Shoolini Mata temple is dedicated to Shoolni Mata after whom the town was named. The temple is said to be built on the remains of an older temple the existence of which is presumed to precede the Town of Solan. It is frequented by a huge number of visitors daily and especially during the fair organized at the end of June that lasts for 3 days
Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, Mohan Shakti National Park is one of the most picturesque picnic spots you’ll visit in Himachal Pradesh. The Park is situated amidst thick oak trees and terraced gardens. Being situated on the foot hills, the park offers some amazing and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The Park contains several temples and sculptures of various Hindu deities reminiscent of Akshardham temple in Delhi. Also make sure you bring some eatables and drinking water.
The primary shopping area of Solan, the Mall road is the place you want to be if you want to experience the handicrafts, arts and various cuisines of Solan along with a plethora of shops and bazaars. Now, whenever talking about ‘Mall’ in the north-eastern states in india, do not expect an actual ‘ Shopping Mall’. The mall road is an Indian Style bazaar that contains various shops and showrooms of the top modern world product brands and bookstores. A day at the mall is a must, especially when you want to buy a souvenir or two to remember your visit.
Claimed to be around 800 years old, this is the oldest historical monument around this region. The fort is spread over a large area and has a number fresh-water springs. Walk around this ancient structure to find a few more monuments such as the Gurkha For and more.
This small village in Himachali is situated at a height of 2250 m above sea level and is known as a hiker's paradise. Surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizing views from such a great height, Chail is bound to give a tourist a memorable travelling experience to a tourist. This is the quintessential destination for tourists looking for a calm and relaxed vacation away from the more bustling and crowded tourist destinations in this state.
One of the oldest breweries in the country, the Solan brewery was started back in 1855 and has now been converted into a distillery. Started by an Englishman, it is now run by Mohan Meaking Ltd. This is located very close to the Solan railway station.
Located amidst the snow covered hills of Manali, the Hadimba temple is a unique shrine dedicated to Hadimba Devi, who was the wife of Bhima and mother of Ghatothkach. Surrounded by gorgeous cedar forests, this beautiful shrine is built on a rock which is believed to be in the image of the goddess herself. The construction style of the temple is entirely different from that of any of the other temples, with its wooden doorways, walls, and cone-shaped roof. This temple is a fitting dedication to its presiding deity Hadimba.
When heading to Manali for a vacation, two absolutely essential destinations in the itinerary are Rohtang and Solang. 14 kilometers on the north west of the main town of Manali, Solang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the way to Rohtang from Manali, every year the valley welcomes tourists in huge numbers. A favorite for adventure enthusiasts, Parachuting to paragliding, horse riding to driving mini open jeeps specially available for tourists of all age groups, Solang has it all.
When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to Rohtang is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary. Located at a distance of just 51 kilometers from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. As the vehicle climbs higher on the Manali- Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck.