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Solan is a beautiful valley and is a magical showcase for nature. It is situated at 1498 meters from mean sea level in Himachal, India. Solan is also known as Mushroom City of India. It has a Horticulture and Forestry University, which is first of its kind in Asia. It is a centre of excellence and learning. In the British period this town enjoyed a special status because of its proximity to Shimla queen of hills and once summer capital of India and pleasant weather. It also has a brewery that was established in 1855. It has scenic beauty that is a boon for tourist. Solan is also abode of Maa Shoolini.

Demographic and Geo social ecological Info (Solan District)
Area     1936 Sq. Kilometres
Altitude     4820 feet
Meridian     77.09 E Lat. 30.55 N
Atmospheric Pressure     20 tons
Summer temperature     20 to 30 deg C or 70 to 85 F
Winter temperature     0 to 10 deg C or 32 to 50 F
Forest Flora     Alpine Biomass
Belt of air flow     Variable wind
Mountain range     Lesser Himalayas
Behaviour of water     Hard mineral
Types of rocks     Sedimentary
Population 1991 Census     3,82,268
Total Road Length March 1998     2227 Km
Number of Households 1991 Census     71250
Rainfall 1997     1469 Millimetres
Type of Rainfall     Relief rainfall
Pattern of Snowfall     Hexagonal flakes
Band of lava     Earthquake belt
Source: E & S Department HP

Important Phone Numbers
STD Code: 01792

  • Government Rest Houses
  • District Administration
  • Police Stations
  • Public Utility Services

  • Government Rest Houses
    Circuit House The Mall, Solan     23556
    HPPWD Rest House, The Mall Solan     23601
    Municipal Rest House, Rajgarh Road, Solan     23662
    Sanik Rest House, Mall Road, Solan     23764
    MES Bunglow, Mall Road, Solan     23798
    District Administration
    Deputy Commissioner    20656, 20757, 20555(R)
    Superintendent of Police     20567, 20568(R)
    SDM     23707, 20165(R)
    Police Stations
    Police Post Mall Road     23841
    Rajgarh Road     23840
    Saproon     24010
    Public Utility Services
    Directory Enquiry     23833
    Ambulance     23638
    Fire     23888
    Postal Enquiry     23851
    Telegraph Enquiry     24040
    Phonogram service     23858
    Electricity complaints     23631
    Gas service     21573 (IO) 20079 (HP)
    Roadways Enquiry     30813
    Parwanoo Barrier     33268
    Railway Enquiry     131
    Airport Shimla     0177-231178


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