Solan

 Solan 

Solan district was carved out of Solan and Arki tehsils of the then Mahasu district and tehsils of Kandaghat and Nalagarh of the then Shimla District in 1972 . This district is divided into four Sub-division viz. Solan comprising of Solan and Kasauli tehsils, Nalagarh covers the jurisdiction of Arki and Kandaghat Sub-divisions covers their respective tehsils. Solan District is named after Solan town which came into existence after the construction of the Cantonment at that place in late 19th century

Climate & Geography

The total geographical area of Solan district is 1,936 sq. km. which constitutes 3.49 percent of the total area of the State and ranks 9th amongst the district. It is bounded by Shimla in the North, by Sirmaur in the east, by Ropar  of Punjab and Ambala of Haryana in the south and by Bilaspur in the west. Apart from that, Mandi just touches the north-eastern boundary. It is location between the longitudes is 76.42 and 77.20 degree and between latitudes 30.05 and 31.15 degree north. Solan’s elevation  ranges from 300 to 3,000 metres above sea level. The mountain ranges lie in the outer Himalayas and are a part of Shivalik ranges.

Transport in Solan

By Road:  Solan is situated on Delhi-Shimla National Highway. It is 48 Kms from Shimla, 307 kms from Delhi and 71 Kms from Chandigarh. Solan has good connectivity with all districts of Himachal with bus services.

By Rail: Solan has rail connectivity with Shimla and Chandigarh and is a stop on the National Heritage Kalka-Shimla Railway line.

By Air:  Nearest airports to Solan are Jubbar Hatti, Shimla (66 km) and Chandigarh Airport (75 km).

Tourist Attractions:

  • Kasauli (1951 m) : is a small hill station with a old time character of 19th century.  It overlooks the vast plains of Punjab and Haryana  and is a good weekend getaway. More Details.
  • Barog (1680 m) came in to existence in early 20th century during construction of Shimla- Kalka narrow gauge railway. It’s named after Col. Barog, an engineer involved in railway project. More Details.
  • Mohan National Heritage Park is  located at Shakti Sthal on NH 22 between Shimla and Kalka. It’s purpose is to study the ancient Vedic scriptures and spread the knowledge.
  • Arki Fort Arki was capital of Bhagal founded by Rana Ajai Dev, a Panwar Rajput  in 1643. Arki Fort built between 1800 and 1805 is now converted in to a heritage hotel and is a nice place for a visit.
  • Nalagarh Fort  was built by Raja Bikram Chand  in 1421. It is situated on a hillock at the foothills of  Himalayas and offers a nice panoramic view of the Shivalik hills beyond the Sirsa river.
  • Jatoli Temple is one of the oldest temples in  Solan district. It has a statue of Lord Shiva as well as Shivling.

Government Resources

Deputy Commissioner Solan 01792-220656
Superintendent of Police Solan  01792-220567
Superintendent of Police Baddi 01795-245800 4
ADM/ADC Solan  01792-220086
AC to DC 01792-223706

Rest Houses and Guest Houses in Solan

Rest House/Circuit House Location

PWD Division/ Booking Office

STD Code

Phone Number

e-Mail ID

Distance from Booking Office

No. of Suites

Circuit House at Parwanoo D.C. Solan

01792

233212

dc-sol-hp@nic.in

40.00

7

Circuit House at Kasauli D.C. Solan

01792

220086

dc-sol-hp@nic.in

27.00

8

Rest House at Parwanoo E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

22.00

10

Rest House at Koti E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

32.00

2

Rest House at Brotiwala E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

40.00

6

Rest House at Patta E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

24.00

2

Rest House at Kuthar E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

19.00

3

Rest House at Kasauli-1(Old) E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

00.50

4

Rest House at Kasauli-II(New) E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

Local

7

Rest House at Sultanpur E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

24.00

2

Rest House at Dharampur E.E. Kasauli

01792

272067

ee-kas-hp@nic.in

10.00

1

Circuit House at Solan D.C. Solan

01792

223556

dc-sol-hp@nic.in

00.25

6

Rest House at Arki E.E. Arki

01796

220765

ee-ark-hp@nic.in

Local

5

Rest House at Kunihar E.E. Arki

01976

220765

ee-ark-hp@nic.in

16.00

3

Rest House at Solan E.E. Solan

01792

223601

ee-sol-hp@nic.in

3 by Road

10

Rest House at Chail E.E. Solan

01792

223601

ee-sol-hp@nic.in

44.00

4

Rest House at Kandaghat E.E. Solan

01792

223601

ee-sol-hp@nic.in

16.00

4

Rest House Near Bus Stand Nalagarh E.E. Nalagarh

01795

223027

ee-nal-hp@nic.in

Local

9