Solan is situated midway between Kalka and Shimla. the fine climate of this place round the year makes it an ideal destination for all seasons. There is famous ‘Mohan Meakin’s Brewery’ in Solan, set up in 1855 A.D. The mountains near Solan offer interesting trekking possibilities and its streams are well stocked with a variety of game fish. Solan district is covered by catchment areas of three important rivers, namely Satluj, Yamuna and Ghagar. The place is named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini devi. Solan was the capital of erstwhile princely state, Bhagat. It is known as the “Mushroom city of India” because of the mushroom centre situated at Chambaghat, and the vast mushroom farming in the area.