This Blog is on my visit to “Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park” in Solan. I visited this place back in February with my friends. It was actually back to back travel starting from Chandigarh – Amritsar – Chandigarh – Solan – Chandigarh – Delhi – Chandigarh. So we traveled around 1200 Km in 72 hours.
The last 5 KM road down the hill to “Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park” was very narrow and scary, while we were getting more and more close to MSNHP, we were just praying two things, first we should reach that place safely and second the place should be worth our time and travel as we were travelling continuously for the last 24 hours.
Finally when we reached there, what we saw left us “spellbound“. It was such a peaceful and beautiful place situated down the foot hills. Believe me, it was worth driving all the way down to this place. I have tried to explain the beauty of what we saw in the photographs.
Before we proceed to picture, a brief History about Solan:-
Solan is the district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh created in September 1972. The place is named after the Hindu goddess Shoolini devi. Every year in the month of June, a fair celebrating the goddess is held, featuring a 3-day mela at the central Thodo grounds.
It is also known as the “Mushroom city of India” because of the vast mushroom farming in the area as well as the Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR) situated at Chambaghat.
Solan is crowned as the “City of Red Gold“, in reference to the bulk production of tomatoes in the area. The town is situated between Chandigarh and Shimla, on the Kalka-Shimla National Highway-22.
“Main Entrance to Heritage Park”
“Main Gate of Temple”
That’s me, the one with long hair “3rd from the left”
” Below are the pictures of Beautiful Stone Statues of Pandits from different communities in India”
Expertise of the artists who gave a new life to these walls. How neat and clean their work is, can be easily seen in the next few pictures. These pictures are of some famous trees which are associated with Hinduism from past several centuries.
“Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park” is India’s first ever ancient heritage park, it includes more than 100 unique stone art statues, sculptures and statuettes of Indian God and Goddesses. Also there are multiple statues of animals made by using “Plaster of Paris” [POP] which are the main attraction of Garden Area.
Last section of my Blog covers some pictures from inside of this temple, Since the Photography is prohibited inside the temple, I made sure that I do not disobey the rules so I am just posting the pictures of walls, corridors, floor art, ceiling and the main gate of temple.
This was just 50% of what is there at “Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park“, Solan. You would need to visit this place to check out the left over part of this temple which I could not cover due to prohibition of Photography. And personally I believe each travel blogger must leave some suspense in their blogs so that other people should visit that place.
And the Journey continues… till then.
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