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
Sobriquet - Mushroom city of
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.
Food available - From South Indian to Tibetan and Chinese to Continental available here in several Hotels, Restaurants, Dhabas and Coffee house.
By road : Broad well surfaced road connects to kalka,
By rail : Broad Gauge track upto Kalka connecting to
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
Bus Stand 226040
DTDO, Solan 225641