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Solan

Not many years ago this scenic hill station was the fastest growing town in Asia, with the greatest vehicle density in India. It is surrounded by numerous natural spots that have formed the perfect backdrop for not only film and music video shoots, but also for giving a treat to the tourists' eyes. This town is an amazing mix of advancement on the technological front and natural beauty. It also boasts of many firsts: Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, the Mushroom Research Center, A state of the art Forensic Science Lab, the Potato Research Center, Zoological Survey of India's Northern Office and many more.

By Abha Sharma

To add to the above

Solan boosts of a mushrooming mushroom and tomato business.Wood availability is ample.
Farmers should be a happy lot.

Lot of reputed companies like HFCL have their presence. The district boosts of a mix of divisions with varied popularity , Parwanoo is a good hunting groud for companies and job seekers, kasauli is a poplular hill station and cantt - surrounded with huge pine and deedar trees , chail is popular for its palace and the highest cricket ground.

This place also exhibits a variety of cultures , paharis and punjabis the major lot. The culture comes in its full bloom during the summer mela , which is very popular in this region !
Deepak,palace road
Punjab university's main office was in Solan.
Kapil Sood, Palace Road, Solan


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Solan is a city and a municipal committee in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Named after 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) and the famous Solan No. 1 whisky and Golden Eagle beer.

The town is situated mid way between Chandigarh (Joint capital of Punjab & Harayana)& Shimla (British summer Capital of India)

Solan is located at 30.92° N 77.12° E[1]. It has an average elevation of 1467 metres (4812 feet). The highest point is atop Mt. Karol from where the transmission tower at Kasauli is visible. Solan gets light snowfall in the winters.

As of 2001 India census[2], Solan had a population of 34,199. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Solan has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 80%. In Solan, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Solan is easily accessible by road as well as train. It is 68 kilometers from Chandigarh (2 hours journey by bus)and 40 kilometers from Shimla (1 hours journey by bus).One can hire a taxi from there or take the train. However, be warned that you have to change to another train at Kalka (44 km away) as the narrow gauge tracks starts from there. The train is quite slow but you can get to see some beautiful scenery along the way. There are a total of 44 railway tunnels up to Solan. Kalka Simla railway has come under UNESCO heritage this year i.e 2007

Besides the Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry at Nauni, other places of interest in Solan include the Shoolini Mata temple (Solan is named after the goddess Shoolini), the Jatoli Shiv temple and the Yungdrung Tibetan Monastery, also near Nauni.

The picturesque town of Kasauli is a popular hill-station holiday destination with popular temple devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. It is also home to an Army and Airforce base.

There is also a three hundred year old Ghurka fort at Nauni, which dates back to the time when the region was ruled by the Ghurka rulers Nepal. The fort is in ruins, but it is strategically located atop a mountain point providing a panaromic view of the entire area.
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IN DUTCH LANGUAGE
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Solan is de naam van een stad en de omringende gemeente in het district Solan in de Indiase deelstaat Himachal Pradesh. De stad ligt in de Siwaliks en is bekend om de
Mohan Meakin's brewery.
Solan ligt op 1467 m hoogte in de Siwaliks en in het zeldzame geval wil het er 's winters wel eens sneeuwen. 's Zomers is de temperatuur koeler dan in de vlakte naar het zuiden. De stad ligt aan de Indiase National Highway 22 die Shimla met Chandigarh verbindt. Boven Solan ligt de top van de berg Karol, waarvandaan de zendmast bij Kasauli te zien is.

Vanaf Solan is het in zuidelijke richting 68 kilometer naar Chandigarh. Het smalspoortreintje van Kalka naar Shimla stopt ook in Solan. Als snel vervoermiddel is de trein niet erg geschikt maar veel reizigers nemen de trein vanwege de uitzichten langs de route.

In de census van 2001 had Solan 34.199 inwoners, waarvan 56% mannelijk en 44% vrouwelijk. Alfabetisme is 82%, onder mannen 84% en onder vrouwen 80%. 10% van de bevolking is onder de 6 jaar oud.

Zo'n 15 km van Solan, bij Nauni, liggen de Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, een gurkhafort en een Tibetaans klooster. Solan is verder bekend om zijn Shoolini Mata tempel voor de godin Shoolini, waar de naam Solan een verbastering van is.

Veel toeristen reizen door Solan op weg naar het hill station Kasauli.

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Solan
Situering
Staat Himachal Pradesh
District Solan
Coördinaten 30°54'N 77°06'O
Algemeen
Inwoners (2001) 34.199
Overig
Pct man 56
Alfabetisme 82 m/v=8482%
Onder 6jr 10
India

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