Kasauli Travel Guide
Ideal Trip Duration: 2 Full Days
Base Station: Kasauli
Nearest City to Kasauli: Chandigarh (55 Kms)
Best Time to Visit Kasauli: April to January & September to November
Peak Season: April to May & September to October
State: Himachal Pradesh | District: Solan
Kasauli Weather: Summer: Maximum - 34°C and Minimum - 16°C
Winter: Maximum - 22°C and Minimum - 4 °C
At a distance of 25 km from Solan, 68 km from Shimla, 55 km from Chandigarh, 181 km from Dehradun, and 306 km from Delhi, Kasauli is a picturesque hill station in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The town is a cantonment town of the Indian Army, having an elevation of 1,900 m above sea level. It is one of the top 2 day trip near Delhi and also one of the best Himachal tourist places.
The history of Kasauli goes back to 17th century, when Rajput families came to take refuge in Kasauli situated in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Ranges of the lower Himalayas and later settled here. Later, it was established by the British in 1842 as a Cantonment town. Kasauli became a major garrison town of the British Army and many locals joined the British Army. During the First Battle of Indian Independence, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, which took place in 1857, Kasauli witnessed an upsurge among its soldiers.
The name Kasauli came from Kausalya, a mountain stream which flows between Kasauli and Jabli. The serene place of Kasauli has been mentioned in the epic Ramayana. The town is famous for its lush green and picturesque surroundings of the mountains and its quiet and tourist friendly locals. Kasauli also has a Pasteur Institute founded in 1900 to produce rabies vaccine and at the same time it also treats Hydrophobia disease. The town is also home to Kasauli Brewery, which is the highest brewery and distillery in the world. Christ Church and Baptist Church are amazing examples of classical Gothic style of architecture. The churches have beautiful stained glass windows, a common feature of churches built in the British colonial era.
Kasauli is set in the backdrop of the Dhauladhar Ranges with natural trails for long walks. Monkey Point, Lower and Upper Mall, Sanawar, Baba Balak Nath Tempe, Sabathu Fort are some of the major attractions in Kasauli. The hill station offers activities like trekking, paragliding, and camping for adventurous travellers. Surrounded by dense forests, Kasauli is home to several species of Himalayan flora and fauna including endangered ones.
Chandigarh Airport is the nearest airport, which is about 64 km from Kasauli. It has direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Srinagar. The nearest railway station is at Kalka, approximately 34 km from Kasauli. It is connected by train with Shimla, Vaishno Devi Katra, Delhi, Mumbai, Ambala, Solan, Barmer, Biwani, Shirdi, Chandigarh and Howrah. Kasauli is well connected by road with Shimla, Solan, Delhi, Kalka and Chandigarh.
The best time to visit Kasauli is from April to June and September to November. Kasauli is not commercial like Shimla but this hill station has several resorts and hotels that provide a comfortable stay for its visitors.