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Hill Station | Pilgrimage | Historical & Heritage

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: New Delhi City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 4 AM (Day 1) & 9 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 8

Day 1 Destinations | Day 2 Destinations
Day 1 Attractions | Day 2 Attractions

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO KASAULI & SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Delhi City to Kasauli

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 3.5 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 the Kasauli town.

Monkey Point is one of the popular tourist spot 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 a 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 Chandigarh region and the river Sutlej flowing through the valleys. Visitors can also spot a snow covered peak of Choor Chandni, the highest peak of the Lower Himalayan belt. Monkey point has direct road access and easily accessible cabs. It takes around two hours to reach by walk from the Mall Road. The trek is of moderate level .....

Adventure / Trekking | Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 2 km from Kasauli Bus Stand, Gilbert Trail is one of the most picturesque trails situated close to the Sunset Point in Kasauli.

Gilbert Trail is little known short walk offering great natural beauty and serenity. The Trail is a must visit place for bird watchers and nature lovers. Gilbert Trail owes its splendid beauty to the small narrow path, bordering green landscape, hills at the backdrop, sight and sound of colourful 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 fantastic view of the surrounding verdant landscape. The path can be slippery and therefore, it is advised to take care while making your way through the trail.

The trail is fit for all age groups. The whole path is clean and walking here would make you feel refreshed. Weather in Kasauli .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

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.

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 7 AM - 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

Christ Church, earlier known as Anglican Church, is situated on the Lower Mall Road near Kasauli Bus Stand. It is one of the prominent churches of Kasauli and also one of the oldest churches in India.

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 in Kasauli due to its marvelous neo-gothic architecture. The architecture of the church includes a clock tower with a sundial in the front, main hall, cruciform floor, beautiful stained glass windows and an aisle which will lead to the altar sculpture, in which Jesus Christ is bound by Joseph and Mary. There are stained glasses over the altar image of Jesus Christ which depicts the .....

Shopping

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM to 10 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

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 .....

Overnight Stay in Kasauli

DAY 2 : KASAULI SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO DELHI

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

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.

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 5 AM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 3.5 km from Kasauli, Baba Balak Nath Temple is a famous temple situated at Gadkhal in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.

The Baba Balak Nath Temple is located on the Graner Hill. This cave temple is dedicated to Baba Balak Nath, an ardent follower of Lord Shiva. Locals believe that if childless couple 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.

People believe that all their wishes are fulfilled in this temple. Every Sunday, priest of the temple sits on his Gaddi and answers all the queries of the visitors. It is said that when he sits on his Gaddi a supernatural power of Baba Balak Nath enters in him, then the Baba correctly tells about ones' past and gives exact prediction of future. Navratri is the most important festival celebrated here with great passion.

Most of the devotees reach the place on .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

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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