Himachal Tourist Guide

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Fast Facts of Solan

Area - 1936sq.Km.

Population - 499380 (M:269451 - F:229929)

Literacy Percentage - 77.16 (M:85.35 - F:67.48)

Language spoken - Hindi, Pahari, Punjabi, and English

Headquarters - Solan

SobriquetMushroom city of India

Altitude – 1350 m

Climate – Summer: upto 35°c , Winter: 10°c  - 20°c.

Solan's best season - Throughout the year

Clothing required - Cotton in summer and heavy woollens in winters

Telecommunications - Worldwide links by the net, telephones and fax. Code 01792.

Distance from Delhi – 315 km

Food available - From South Indian to Tibetan and Chinese to Continental available here in several Hotels, Restaurants, Dhabas and Coffee house.

Getting there

By road : Broad well surfaced road connects to kalka, Chandigarh, Delhi etc. Connected to all major cities in India. The hilly track of about 45 km from Kalka to Solan is one of the finest in the country. Several State run transport buses, ordinary, semi-deluxe, deluxe, air conditioned come direct to Shimla from almost all the towns of North India. Himachal Tourism Development Corporation also runs buses between Delhi and Shimla via Solan.

By rail : Broad Gauge track upto Kalka connecting to Delhi, Kolkata and amritsar. Narrow gauge from Kalka to Solan. Cover about 50 km of zigzag route amidst picturesque mountainous landscape through 60 and odd tunnels. Takes three hours to complete the journey.

By air :  Both Chandigarh and Shimla are well connected by air. The distance from these airports to solan can conveniently be covered by road.

Accomodation: Solan has accommodation to suit most types of budgets and tastes. However other towns near Solan mostly have limited options including HPTDC guest houses  which provide comfortable stay at reasonable prices. Details are available from local tourist offices.

Some Important Phone Numbers

STD code        01792

Police              223840/223841

Hospitals         223638

Bus Stand       226040

DTDO, Solan   225641

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