Unique Things to Do in Solan

View of mountains with clouds passing by

Nestled right in the middle of the Outer Himalayas lies a picturesque hill station called Solan. Flanked by deodar trees and panoramic mountains on all sides, Solan is the perfect getaway from the hectic life. If you are seeking tranquillity and peace, then a trip to this unconventional paradisiacal hill station is the ultimate escape. Solan is one of the largest producers of mushrooms and tomatoes. Located at an elevation of 1,600 meters above sea level, it offers marvellous viewpoints from every corner of the city. Although being the perfect place for a respite, there are many things to do in Solan.

Known as the Princely state of Bhagat, culture, arts, religions, and history converge in the city in a brewing pot. From staying in gorgeous resorts to participating in adventurous activities, Solan is the perfect getaway for your short vacation. Here are some fun-filled activities in Solan that will etch in your memories forever!

Along with relentless beauty and panoramic mountain ranges, Solan has its own share of fun. Solan’s adventure activities will for a moment leave you in an exhilarating adrenaline rush! Some of the most common activities include trekking, rock climbing and camping, which bring you a step closer to Mother Nature. The most popular trekking spots include Kheerganga trek, Pin Parvati Pass, Tosh trek, and Karol Tibba Trek. Each of these spots has different levels of difficulty, making it suitable for beginners and professionals alike. Not only is Solan filled with delightful trekking paths, but it also has a rich collection of landmarks that carry out rock climbing. The Beas-Kund region, one of the most popular locations, is known for offering adventure enthusiasts the privilege of rock climbing. The views that these activities give are truly magnificent, hidden from the common man.

Man on hill top with a view
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Another perfect way to be in the comforting embrace of nature is camping. Due to its picturesque panoramas and pleasant temperature, outdoor camping and activities in Solan become quite refreshing. Imagine laying on the fresh verdure and gazing upon the floating clouds in the day and the sparkling stars at night! Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? Pack all the essentials and hit one of the many spots in Solan for an outdoor, overnight camping experience. Play your favourite music, enjoy a bonfire night and spend a cosy time with your friends and family. Solan is the ideal place for that!

Solan also offers a wide range of other outdoor activities like zip-lining, paragliding and water sports activities like waterskiing and kayaking.

A lot can be learnt from the local markets of a place - the lifestyle, the local people, the local cuisine and the importance of the local art and crafts. To get a closer look at Solan’s culture, visit the popular Mall Road - the road that wins the hearts of shoppers and tourists alike! The road is dotted with markets on either side that sell authentic handicrafts. It gives a glimpse into the hard work and craftsmanship of the local people of Solan. Things to do here are plenty - you can rest and sip on a freshly brewed coffee from the many cafes on the mall road, you can buy or read books from the several bookstores or buy a keepsake for yourself or for your close ones.

A market selling miscellaneous items
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Experiencing adventure activities may not be for everyone. For some, travelling to places like Solan, a heavenly hill station, may mean a calming and restful sojourn. If you are someone who wishes to embrace serenity and want to enjoy a peaceful time alone or with loved ones can opt for the many wellness retreats and spas.

Imagine going to sleep and waking up to a beautiful sunrise across the valley and the smell of pine. You can sip your morning chai and take a walk along the meandering mountain roads overlooking the cliff. At luxury resorts like Suryavilas Luxury Resorts and Spa, you can indulge in yoga and meditation amid the quiet nature. The spa also offers a wide range of ayurvedic treatments that are sure to rejuvenate your body!

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