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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 30.9054787°N 77.0931162°E
Altitude: 1,502 m (4,928 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Solan
State/Province: Himachal Pradesh
Country: India
Transport links
Kalka-Simla Railway

Solon was a hill cantonment in the Simla District, Punjab Province thirty miles from Simla, on the road to Kalka. It is also a station on the Kalka-Simla Railway. The date the cantonment was established is unclear. Possible dates range from prior to 1855 to c 1863. It was originally used as a rifle range.[1]

Spelling variants

Modern name: Solan Variant: Solon

FIBIS resources

External links

Historical books online

  • "Solon" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 23, page 73.
  • "Solon", page 119 Gazetteer Of the Simla District 1904 Google Books


  1. page 2Gazetteer Of the Simla District 1904 Google Books