Where Mother Nature has showered

Places to visit in Solan

Places to visit in Solan

Barog:- Barog once just a stopover on the Kalka-Shimla highway, this town has grown to be a destination in itself. Surrounded by pine forests, it presents a fascinating view of the Churdhar Peak, which poetically translates into 'Mountain of the Silver Bangle'.

Chail:- Chail was the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala. It came into being in the late nineteenth century when it’s handsome and dashing Maharaja Bhupender Singh was banished from Shimla, the summer capital of British India for a dalliance with the British Commander –in-Chief’s daughter.

Kiarighat:- A little short of Shimla, Kiarighat was once a Dak bungalow.

Kasauli:- Located at 1,927 metres above sea level is a quaint little town Kasauli that seems to exist in a time wrapped in an era that reminds of the 19th century. Its colonial ambience is reinforced by cobbled paths, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. Kasauli is surrounded by a mixed forest of chir-pine, Himalyan oak and huge horse-chestnuts.

Manjathal Sanctuary:- This sanctuary has a very steep and rugged terrain. Cheer Pheasant away from habitation. This can be visited by travelling about 10 Kms on a kacha road Kararaghat (Shimla-Bilaspur- Highway) to Kashlog and then walking on foot from Kashlog.

Chail Sanctuary:- Chail is a hill station visited by many tourists. The Deodar Barking Deer and Oak forests with grasslands around the township are the abode of wildlife. One can see Sambar, Goral and Cheer Pheasants at Blossom and Jhaja.

Kuthar Fort:-  Within a short driving distance of both Arki and Subathu - and barely an hour away from the Jubbarhatti (Shimla) airport - is the fort of Kuthar. Its oldest sections are 800 years old while the most recent structures are barely eight decades old.

Arki Fort:-  Once the capital of the princely state of Baghal, Arki has witnessed a good measure of turbulence in this area. Arki became the stronghold of an invading force of Gurkhas during the 'Gurkha Wars' that came to an end in 1815-16. About 1850, Raja Kishen Chand had the fort decorated with fine murals executed in the Pahari style. Here is a place packed with history and adored with fine art.

Nalagarh Palace:- Strategically placed at the foothills of the Himalayas, Nalagarh was the capital of the state of Hindur. This area witnessed some fierce fighting during the 'Gurkha Wars' in the first quarter of the 19th century. Spread over considerable acreage, the fort and the palace of Nalagarh have a series of structures that are mostly built in the Mughal style of architecture.

Dalraghat:- Situated on the Shimla-Bilaspur-Manali state highway.

Parwanoo: This fast spreading town welcomes the traveler to Himachal as one enters the state from Kalka.