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Solan is a city and a municipal committee in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Solan is the district headquarters of Solan district (created on 1 September 1972)
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.
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 !
Solan is named after goddess "Shoolini". 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.
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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  • Sunder Cinema Solan (Not in operation), Sunder Ayaan Cinemas (guest) wrote 9 months ago:
    Now in operation as Sunder Ayaan Cinemas, best place to entertain with family members & friends, fresh & hygiene food, best location, Dolby Sound, Fully AC and many more to enjoy......... customers can book their tickets through telebooking (01792-221520) and through online booking (
  • Sunder Cinema Solan (Not in operation), Sonia Sharma wrote 9 months ago:
    Sunder Cinema is Reopened on 18th December 2015 as a Sunder Ayaan Cinemas. It is first multiplex of solan with two Audi which as capacity of 284 seats.
  • Shoolini Temple, Shoolin (guest) wrote 11 months ago:
    Read more about maa Shoolini 1) 2) 3)
  • Municipal Corporation Solan (Nagar Nigam), Deepak Archies Solan wrote 11 months ago:
    we want that the water will b deposited online
  • D.C.Office, Solan, Gurdial Singh (guest) wrote 12 months ago:
    To, The Chief Medical Officer Distt : Solan Himachal Pradesh Subject : GATHERING OF DIRTY WATER AT VILLAGE BAGLEHAR AND SHERANWALA Respected Sir, This is a humble representation from the people of Village Baglehar and Sherawala as water on the sides of link road (of the both villages) has taken shape of pool filled with filthy and stinking water. This water is basically coming from the waste drain pipes. People are throwing waste of their house hold which is further adding to the problem. We have approached village Sarpanch Shri. Banarsi Dass (Mobile 9816155365) many times to approach appropriate authorities to solve this problem. But it seems he is help less or may be un-capable of solving village problems. Whereas Sapanch and Panchayat of nearby village Panjehra are doing wonderful job and set an example of cleanliness. Now situation is serious it is very difficult even to breathe. Mosquito larva are breeding which can cause malaria and dengue. Sir, a few weeks back a small child became victim of this pool as he fell into it. His life could be saved because of villager’s vigilance. This our humble request to you to take quick action. Thanking you, Gurdayal Singh s/o Hony Capt Pritam Singh And all village people of Baglehar and Sherawala CC to :- Dy Commissioner, Solan Director of Health Deptt. of HP (Shri Gurung ji) BMO, Nalagarh BDO Nalagarh
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