About Sirmaur

About the origin of the name, ”Sirmour” there are quite a few surmises.  One view being that the state derived its name as Sirmour because of the   senior position it held  amongst  the  princely hill  states. Another version is that at the earliest times the   capital of the state was at Sirmour and the state was so called after the name of the capital. But, how the word Sirmour originated is not known. ....http://hpsirmaur.nic.in

Access and Weather

How to reach:

By Road - Solan is approachable by road from Shimla and Chandigarh.

By Rail - The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Kalka and nearest narrow gauge railway station is at Solan, which is connected by regular bus services.

By Air - Nearest airport is at Chandigarh.

Best Time to Visit Solan:

Throughout the year.The most people visit in month of  June,  to see  fair dedicated to Shoolini Devi .

Temperature: Maximum temperature is 35 C and minimum is – 2 C

Clothing: Cottons in summer and light to heavy woollen in winter.

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About Solan

Blessed with a pleasant climate all the year round. Solan is a district headquarter and has the famous temple of Shoolini Devi and from Solan the Jatoli village (15 km) and the temple of Lord Shiva and on Rajgarh road the Buddhist Monastery (18 km) may be visited. Known as the "Mushroom city of India" Solan has an old brewery (11 km) and a sprawling horticulture and forestry university at Nauni (16 km)...http://himachal.nic.in

Access and weather

How to reach:

By Road - Una is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot.
By Rail - Una is well connected by broad gauge rail.
By Air - The closest airport is located at Chandigarh.

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History of Una

The present Una district until 1st Nov., 1966 was one of the tehsil of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Consequent upon reorganization of Punjab all the hill areas including Una tehsil was transferred to Himachal Pradesh. Eversince, until September, 1972 it continued to remain as tehsil of the then Kangra district. On the 1st September,1972 the Himachal Pradesh Govt. reorganised the then Kangra district into three districts namely Una, Hamirpur and Kangra...http://hpuna.nic.in/

Access and Weather

How to reach:

By Road - Broad well surfaced road connects to Kalka, Chandigarh, Delhi, etc.
By Rail - Broad gauge track upto Kalka connecting to Delhi, Kolkata and Amritsar. Narrow Gauge from Kalka to Shimla
By Air - Daily Flights from Delhi and Kullu. Airport at Jabbarhatti 23 kilometers from the city.

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