About Kasauli

Country: India | State: Himachal

Ideal Trip Duration: 2 Full Days

Nearest City to Kasauli: Chandigarh (55 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Kasauli: April to June & September to November

Peak Season: December to January & May to June

At a distance of 25 km from Solan, 55 km from Chandigarh, 68 km from Shimla, 181 km from Dehradun, and 306 km from Delhi, Kasauli is a picturesque hill station in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the top places to visit in Himachal, and among the best hill stations near Delhi.

Situated in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Ranges of the lower Himalayas, Kasauli is a cantonment town of the Indian Army, having an elevation of 1,900 m above sea level. The history of Kasauli goes back to the 17th century when Rajput families came to take refuge in Kasauli 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 that flows between Kasauli and Jabli. The serene place of Kasauli has been mentioned in the epic Ramayana. One of the scenic places to visit near Chandigarh, 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 the classical Gothic style of architecture. The churches have beautiful stained glass windows, a common feature of churches built in the British colonial era. Kasauli can be visited along with Shimla tour packages.

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 Kasauli tourist places. The hill station offers activities like trekking, paragliding, and camping for adventurous travellers. One can also see several species of Himalayan flora and fauna including endangered ones as part of Kasauli tour packages.

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, Bhiwani, 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.

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Other Info
Internet Availability: Average
STD Code: 01792
Languages Spoken: Hindi and English
Major Festivals: Details Not Available

How to Reach Kasauli

By Air

Nearest Airport: (64 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Kalka Railway Station (34 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Kasauli Bus Station (0 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

#1 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 3 km from Kasauli Bus Stand, Monkey Point is situated in Air Force Station near the Lower Mall in Kasauli. This is the highest point in Kasauli town, and among the must-include places in Kasauli holiday packages.

Monkey Point is one of the popular tourist places in Kasauli. A temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is situated at the Monkey Point. According to the Ramayana, when Lord Hanuman was returning from the Himalayas after acquiring the Sanjivani Booty, one of his feet touched the hill; that's why the top of the hill is in the shape of the foot. The place is flocked with monkeys and visitors are advised to be careful.

From the top of the hill, tourists can get a complete view of the plains of the Chandigarh region and the river Sutlej flowing through the valleys. Visitors can also spot a snow-covered peak of Choor Chandni, the .....

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#2 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 1.5 km from Kasauli Bus Stand, Sunset Point is a famous viewpoint in Kasauli which is located at the end of the Upper Mall road. This is a popular tourist location and known for its picturesque sunset view. This is one of the best places to visit in Kasauli.

Sunset point offers amazing views of the horizon and with the changing colors during the sundown. Reaching the place through oak and pine trees is also a memorable experience. Further ahead of the Sunset Point is the Gilbert hill which also offers splendid views.

The best time to visit sunset point is between 5.30 PM to 6.30 PM.

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#3 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 1.5 km from Kasauli Bus Stand, Sunrise Point is a beautiful viewpoint situated on Lower Mall near Ros Common in Kasauli. This point was formerly called as Hawa Ghar due to the steady air currents throughout the year.

Sunrise point is about 300m from Ros Common. A complete view of sunrise can be experienced from the place. From the sunrise point, visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the Chandigarh city and the surrounding areas. The rising sun amidst the hills of the Shivalik range adds to the charm of this place.

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#4 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

The Mall Road is busiest region of the town that offers numerous shopping options. All the activity in Kasauli is centered on the upper and lower Mall roads. The main market of Kasauli is also located on the Mall road. The place remains crowded during the peak season, from April to June and October to January. The Mall stretches between the Christ Church and the Monkey Point.

Tourists can find shops and vendors selling several items, including regional handicrafts, jewellery items, wood and metalwork, shawls, woollen caps, Tibetan carpets and food items at the Lower Mall. Along with the Mall Road, tourists can also visit the Old Bazaar and Tibetan market, which are popular for buying woolen and souvenirs. All the important buildings of the town, along with shopping stores, banks, cafes, commercial establishments and restaurants are situated at the Lower Mall. It also features books shops having a vast collection for vivid readers. The entry of vehicles is strictly restricted in The .....

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#5 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

Christ Church, earlier known as Anglican Church, is situated on the Lower Mall Road near Kasauli Bus Stand. It is one of the prominent places of pilgrimage in Himachal, and among the top Kasauli places to visit.

Dedicated to St. Francis and St. Barnabas, the Anglican Church was constructed in the year 1853 by British settlers who stayed in Kasauli. This Church was previously managed by the Church of England till the year 1970 when Churches of North India (CNI) took over the management. The Church is located amidst a picturesque location of pine and deodar trees.

The church is one of the most visited places as part of Kasauli sightseeing packages due to its marvelous neo-gothic architecture. The architecture of the church includes a clock tower with a sundial in the front, the main hall, cruciform .....

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#6 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 2 km from Kasauli Bus Stand, Gilbert Trail is one of the most picturesque trails situated close to Sunset Point in Kasauli. It is one of the must-visit places of sightseeing in Kasauli, especially for trekking enthusiasts & nature lovers.

Gilbert Trail is a little-known short hike offering great natural beauty and serenity. The trail is a must-visit place for bird watchers and nature lovers during their Kasauli Trip. Gilbert Trail owes its splendid beauty to the small narrow path, bordering green landscape, hills at the backdrop, sight, and sound of colorful birds, and scenic environment.

The trail starts past the Kasauli Club and ends at the Air Force Station. The track is located off the main road and stretches to almost 1.5 km. In the beginning, the path is wide enough but gets quite narrow. It provides a fantastic view of the .....

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#7 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 3 km from Kasauli, Baba Balak Nath Temple is a famous temple situated at Gadkhal in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the famous places to visit as part of Kasauli Tour.

Baba Balak Nath Temple is a cave temple located on Graner Hill. This cave temple is dedicated to Baba Balak Nath, an ardent follower of Lord Shiva. Locals believe that if childless couples visit and pray here, they will be blessed with children. The first ceremonies of the children are also conducted here. One of the highlights of the shrine is the numerous sculptures of Lord Shiva. It is one of the best Kasauli places to visit for spiritual followers.

People believe that all their wishes are fulfilled in this temple. Every Sunday, the priest of the temple sits on his Gaddi and answers all the queries of the visitors. It is said that when he sits .....

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#8 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 14 km from Kasauli and 18 km from Solan, Dagshai is one of the oldest cantonment towns in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on top of a 5689 feet hillock on Kalka-Shimla Highway.

Dagshai was founded in 1847 by the East India Company by securing five villages from Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh. The villages are Dabbi, Badhtiala, Chunawad, Jawag and Dagshai. The new cantonment was named after the largest Dagshai village. The name Dagshai, according to a popular local legend was derived from Daag-e-Shahi. During the Moghul times a Daag-e-Shahi (royal mark) was put on the forehead of the criminals and sent off to Dagshai village.

Under British rule, Dagshai developed into a major cantonment town and also housed a large prison. Construction of the jail began in 1849 and included 54 cells. There is one cell for those who incurred exceptionally harsh punishment. There is no source of ventilation .....

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#9 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 43 km from Shimla, Chail is a Hill Station located at an altitude of 2250 m above sea level in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. This is one of the popular places to visit in Shimla and also one of the top Himachal places to visit.

According to the History, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala incurred the wrath of the Commander in Chief Lord Kitchener, who banned his entry into the British summer Capital of Shimla in 1891. This incensed the Maharaja and he vowed to build a new summer retreat for himself. So he rebuilt the place Chail as per his requirements.

The picturesque hill station located amidst scented forests of pine and gigantic deodars. Chail is built on three hills, the palace is on Rajgarh Hill, the Residency Snow View once occupied by British resident is on Pandhewa Hill and on .....

Distance (From Kasauli): 36 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kasauli - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

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#10 of 10 Places to Visit in Kasauli

At a distance of 46 km from Shimla and 12 km from Kuthar, Gurkha Fort is located on a small hillock with an altitude of 4500 in Subathu, near Kasauli in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.

The Gurkha Fort is bounded by a dense forest and is connected to Parwanoo by National Highway 22. The Parwanoo town serves as a regimental centre for the Gurkha Rifles and has several buildings reminiscent of the British Era. The Subathu Gurkha Fort is now under the Indian Army's 14 Gurkha training centre. The fort still houses some cannons that are believed to be 181 years old. These cannons because of their historic value are the center of attraction for the visitors.

According to the history, the fort was built in the beginning of 1900 AD by the Gurkha Army Chief Amar Singh Thapa to fight against the British Army. There are various tales linked with this fort like one story states that the Gurkhas captured this fort while it was in the custody of Patiala King.

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Distance (From Kasauli): 24 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kasauli - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

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Top 3 Kasauli Tour Packages

Package Duration Starting Price Details
Best of Kasauli in 2 Days 2D/1N ₹ 6100 View Details
Shimla & Kasauli in 3 Days 3D/2N ₹ 10000 View Details
Best of Shimla & Kasauli in 4 Days 4D/3N ₹ 11850 View Details