Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

Solan

Solan, HimachalSolan city, a municipal committee in Solan district of Himachal. It is named after the goddess Shoolini, it is  known as the "MUSHROOM CITY OF INDIA" because of the mushroom centre situated at Chambaghat. The district is better known for the Mohan Meakin's brewery (reputed to be India's oldest brewery, set up in 1835 A.D.) and the famous Old Monk XXX RUM, Solan No. 1 whiskey and Golden Eagle beer.

The town is situated midway between Chandigarh and ShimlaKalka comes in the way. The Pleasant climate of this place round the year makes it an ideal destination for all seasons. 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, Himachal PradeshSolan was the capital of erstwhile princely State Baghat. Here on 26th January, 1948 a conference of princes of various hill States of Western Himalayas and representatives of Prajamandals fighting for independence from the yoke of princely rule was held under the chairmanship of the State's last prince Raja Durga Singh. The concept of Himachal Pradesh was mooted in this conference to become a reality on the 15th of April, 1948. Solan remained a Tehsil of Mahasu District till 25th January, 1971 when Himachal Pradesh gained the status of full-fledged State and Solan became the headquarters of District Solan.

It is a lively town midway Kalka and Shimla, has railway station and the famous Brewery that was established in the year 1835 by Dyer Meakins (Mohan Meakins today). It has been declared as the 'Mushroom City of India' in the nineties because here is produced a variety of button mushrooms. At a height of 1350m., it has salubrious climate throughout the year. It has the temples of Shalooni Devi, Devi Durga, Hari, Narasingh as well as the Sanatam Dharam one. Solanalso has the children’s Park, the Mohan Park and the Jawahar Park. Karol tibba (peak), The Library and the old Church at Chambaghat may be visited.  Meteol Tibbai, Kotla Nallah( stream), Saproon springs are other places of interest. Not far from Solan are Mareog, Gaura and Karkanu, the angling spots by river Giri. Readers who want to read in solitude of Solan may enjoy the facility of HP state library here.

Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry is situated at Nauni at a distance of 15-16 km from the town. This Forestry and Horticulture University at Nauni (16 km) has an attractive campus It nurtures 15,000 species of flora and has successfully domesticated an enormous variety of herbs.

This is a rapidly growing town that is also a district headquarters. It has temples of Shalooni Devi, Devi Durga, Hari, Narasingh as well as the Sanatan Dharam one. Solan also has the children park, the Mohan Park and the Jawahar Park. The Library and the old Chruch at Chambaghat may be visited. The Solan Brewery (11 Km) was once owned by the family of the infamous General Dyer who was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in Amritsar in 1919.

From Solan, the Jatoli Village (15 km) and the temple of Lord Shiva may be visited. The Buddhist Dolanji Bon Monastery (18 km) lies on the Solan – Rajgarh Road. The Forestry and the Horticulture University at Nauni (16 kms) has an attractive campus.  Rajgarh (53 km) is full of orchards that grow stone-fruit like plums, apricots and peaches; en route you may stop for fishing at Gaura.

Hotels, Rest Houses and Guesthouses provide comfortable stay. If staying in a private hotel/guest house, it is advised to stay in those registered with the Department of Tourism.

Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...

 

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