Kasauli is a popular and beautiful city in Himachal Pradesh. It is an awesome place for spending the weekend holidays, especially for those people who are living in Chandigarh or Delhi as it is nearer to these places. Kasauli offers a quiet atmosphere, magnificent pine forests, big orchards, and appealing high hills, where tourists can lighten up and have some peaceful time. Kasauli is indeed a picturesque hill station of North India.
This place has a different charm and beauty of British times, who built it in the nineteenth century. It provides many attractive tourist places that catch the attention of the tourists. The sky-touching hills, the cool environment, the old Victorain domains and thick forests are the main essence of Kasauli. It is an escape route from the over-crowded hustle and bustle of Shimla.
You would love to relish a long walk or trekking in the forest areas of Kasauli.
Location: 77 kms from Shimla
Best month to visit: April-September
Climate: Summers are normally warm and pleasant, while winters are too cold and also experience snowfall.
Wear light woollens and cottons in summers. But cover yourself with heavy woollens, jackets and caps to protect yourself from the cold of winters.
How to reach:
By Air: Nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport (25 kms)
By Train: Nearest railhead is Sonwara (4kms)
By Road: HPTDC Luxury and Volvo coaches available regularly
Places of Interest:
Location: 4 kms from the bus stand of Kasauli
Best month to visit: April to November
Monkey Point is the most noteworthy point of Kasauli. The highest point of the slope is shaped like a foot and there is a renowned sanctuary of Lord Hanuman here. According to the sacred books of Hindus, this is where Lord Hanuman put his foot while returning with the Sanjeevani herbs for Lakshamana in the Indian epic ‘Ramayana’. It offers a stunning view of the 'Chor Chandni' snow-covered pinnacles of the Himalayas and the whole valley. The flawless waters of the Sutlej River can also be seen from here. Visitors require special permission to visit this place, as it comes under the area of the Indian Air Force.
Location: Situated on Upper Mall, Kasauli, 100 metres ahead of the Kasauli club.
Timings: All days from 6.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
If you want to enjoy the sunset, the best time is around 6 at dusk.
The Sunset Point is a well known view point in Kasauli. It is an awesome place to spend the evening time. The spot is one of the most visited points of Kasauli. In the evening, it offers a spectacular view of the sunset. The beautiful blend of the large variety of colours in the clouds and the entire valley makes the view mesmerizing.
The Sunset Point is also famous for a mountaineering trail, which is named as the Gilbert trail, which is also a remarkable experience. It is recommended to come back from this area before it gets too dark, as it turns into a desolate place after sunset.
Location: Near Bus Stand, close to the Mall Road of Kasauli
Timings: Open all days from 7.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
Christ church is also known as ‘Anglican Church’. It is the oldest church of Himachal Pradesh. This unique structure was constructed in a cross shape with cruciform flooring. It is devoted to St. Barnabas and St. Francis. The church was constructed in 1842 by the British families, who established the Kasauli town. It has a clock tower and a sundial in its front. The church has astounding stained glass windows. The statue of Jesus Christ in the church is bound by Mary and Joseph.
This beautiful old structure provides a scenic beauty also as it is surrounded by fir trees and orchards of chestnuts. The structure of the church was made in the emblematic Gothic architecture style. The scenic beauty of nature and stunning architecture will attract you all the more..
Location: At the centre of Kasauli
Timings: Open every day from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The Mall road is the prime shopping zone of Kasauli. It is separated into two parts- The Upper Mall Road and The Lower Mall Road. The Mall Road provides you a all kinds of shops, a wide variety of eateries and the well known Kasauli Club. This area is the busiest spot of Kasauli, particularly during evening time. If you want to see colourful lights and the happening crowd of Kasauli, this is the place which you should visit. A large number of tourists come here for shopping, dining or just to have a walk around to enjoy the natural beauty. There are lots of book shops, restaurants and cafes where you can sit and spend some time. You can buy woollen clothing, accessories, handicrafts and many more items from these shops on the Mall Road.
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