Kasauli is a cantonment located in Himachal Pradesh. It was established in 1842 as a hill station. Height of this hill station is 1927 meters. Most attractive places in Kasauli are dense forest and snow clad Mountain. Old Churches and Victorian architecture, Gothic style buildings are famous in this place. According to Hindu Mythology, Kausali is a place where Lord Hanuman kept his feet while he is getting Sanjeevani Herb for Laxman to make him alive. Some of the common features for the summer residences are Pretty Facades, Well Manicured lawns and Long driveways. Basant Panchami, Lohri, Renuka Fair, Sari Festival and Solan Festivals are most famous in this place.
What to see in Kasauli:
Christ Church: It is the best tourist place which is located in Mall road of Kasauli. In Gothic style this was constructed during the British era. It is one if the important hill station church.
The Mall: This is the best place for the shopping lovers. It is always busy with several visitors who visit this place. This consists of Lower mall and upper mall streets. Worth buying here are Tibetian Carpets, Shawls, Metalwork’s, wood works, Jewellery items, handicrafts etc…
Central Research Institute: This was established in 1905 during colonial British rule. Several tourists attracts to this place. Always it is engaged in research and development activities.
Monkey Point: Highest peak of the town is Monkey point. It is believed that Lord Hanuman kept his feet in this place while he is carrying Sanjeevani to Laxman. Snow covered peaks are most attractive to the visitors.
Kasauli Club: It is one of the oldest clubs in the country established in 1880. Its membership comes with 15 years wait time. Indian Army personnel are maintaining this club.
Kausali Distillery: It is believed this was functioning before the formation of the cantonment. It is the oldest distillery for Scotch whisky in Asia.
Other places to see in Kasauli: Sri Baba Balanath Temple, Krishna Bhagvan Mandir, Gurudwaras located in Kasauli Mashobra Rd and Gharkhal Bazaar, Irish Roman Church, Baptist church.
What to see around Kasauli:
Dagshai: It is situated 12 kms away from Kasauli. Dagshai is one of the oldest cantonments. Most beautiful and colourful green and red roof top school campuses are located on the top of Dagshai hill. These are constructed in 1876.
Timber Trail Resort: This resort connects 2 hills. Cable cars are available to reach this place. This is one of the major attractions to the tourists. Pine forests are located here. Beauty of Kaushalya River can be seen from here. It is located 36 kms away from Kasauli.
Parwanoo: This place is known for apple orchards. It is located 24 kms from Kasauli.
Other places to visit near Kasauli: Other places to visit near Kasauli are Shimla, Chandigarh, Auli, and Gurkha Fort.
Getting to Kasauli: This place is well connected to Chandigarh and Delhi by Road. Nearest Railway station is located at Kalka. Nearest airport is at Shimla.
Getting around Kasauli: Most preferred and attractive mode of transport to reach the surrounding places of Kasauli is Horse cart or Tongas.
Best time to visit Kasauli: From April to November is the best time to visit this place.
Where to stay in Kasauli: Very limited accommodation facility is available in Kasauli. On the top of the hills several resorts are available to stay. Most of the visitors prefer these resorts to enjoy the nature.
Where to eat in Kasauli: Restaurants in this place are very limited. Chinese, Indian, continental food is available in the restaurants.