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The cool wind and the fresh air of the lower Himalayas have lured human beings in Kasauli. One of the most beautiful hill stations in India, Kasauli is known to be a ‘lover’s paradise’.

This hill resort is very popular among honeymooners and it gets tourists throughout the year. Accompanying with the other lovely hill in Himachal Kasauli retains its old-world allure and cleanliness.

Hills cradled in the steep slopes of Himachal Pradesh Kasauli is a small cantonment city in its presence of dar, Kasauli was settled in 1842 as the raja’s retreat from relentless heat and pollution

Is, Kasauli a tourist place to spend your summers?

Kasauli is a small hill station where Englishmen used to chill out in summer. Its a cantonment. Also, it was home to writer likes Ruskin Bond, Khushwant Singh, though it’s not famous as a city of Himachal Pradesh like Manali or Shimla all over India, as a hill station, it serves scenic beauty quiet well which is soothing to your eyes every time you pay a visit.

Places to visit in Kasauli:

1.Sunset/Sunrise Points In Kasauli

Viewpoints of Kasauli are mesmerising and delightful to stare from dusk till dawn.

Sunset point – it’s a tourist fascination in Kasauli, the best time to pay a visit during the day is between 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The point is opened from morning 8 am to 7 pm in the evening.

Sunrise point – people fall in love each time they visit, as the warmth and the unforgettable scenic beauty invites people to calm their souls down from daily life pressure and stress. The best time to pay a visit is during the morning time i.e before 5 am and the place is open from morning 5 am to 7 pm in the evening.

2.Kasauli Mall Road For Shopping

The Mall Road in Kasauli is one of the major attractions of this town, being as it is the lifeline of Kasauli. Its the biggest market in the town from where you can collect a small token of love for their loved ones. There are two parts of the Mall Road in Kasauli, including the Upper Mall and the Lower Mall.

The Upper Mall Road is mostly about beautiful views and a couple of heritage monuments. The Lower Mall, on the other hand, is full of small shops and cafes, perfect to sit down and enjoy a few local dishes and about serious shopping.

3.Monkey Point Hanuman Temple in Kasauli

Small hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, starring many monkeys & all-embracing views. According to a mythological saga, when Lord Hanuman was carrying ‘sanjeevani buti’ all the way from the Himalayas to save the life of ailing Lord Laxman, one of his feet touched this hill. It is said that this is the reason why the hill appears to be foot-shaped!

Since the point is an air force base, it provides restricted access, and entry is allowed until 4:30 pm only.

4.Christ Church

Christ Church is a 160-year-old church situated in Lower Mall road near the Kasauli bus stand. It was previously an Anglican Church i.e. following Anglicanism tradition comprising churches that hold similar beliefs within Christianity.

The brick arches and pillars of this Church have been enduring strong since more than one and half centuries, and winds have driven through these arches for a long time now.

They can presently be seen covered in lushly mystical moss. The overall architecture of the church is majestic, looking at which visitor might think that they are envisioning some chapel of Europe or any country church.

5.Central Research Institute, Kasauli

The Central Research Institute (CRI) was originally named Pasteur Institute of India. It was established in Kasauli in the year 1904 under its first director Sir David Semple. Since its commencement, this Premier National Institute has been working efficiently.

The institute works in the fields of immunology ( a branch of biomedical science covering the science of immune systems in all organisms) and virology ( the study of viruses).

6.Gilbert trail

With greenery on both sides, a walk along the Gilbert Trail is one of the best ways to rejuvenate yourself in Kasauli. Start your walking from the Lover’s Lane along the narrow winding paths of the rocky cliffs. It’s a 1.5 Kms walkway filled with the scenic beauty of nature.

The place has a wide range of flora which includes tall trees and lush green meadows.  Don’t forget to bring your camera as this place demands a picture in your memory.

7.Gurkha Fort, Kasauli

Gurkha Fort is a historical place located in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on a small hillock in Subathu which is a little village in Kasauli. Visitors can reach the fort by pursuing a journey of about 16 Kms from Parwanoo via road. Also, it is well connected to National Highway 22.

8.Baptist Church

This church is a  favourite amongst devotees. The beauty of this place is mesmerizing and is in the middle of the town and can be reached easily. One can see the sunset and rise from the church.

The structural beauty of the church leaves the guest spellbound. The design of the Baptist Church is something one must-see. The glass paintings are a must-see when you are in Kasauli.

How to Reach Kasauli?

Delhi to Kasauli

There are no nonstop flights or trains or buses between New Delhi to Kasauli. The convenient way to reach from New Delhi to Kasauli is to take Tata Indica from New Delhi to Kasauli. It will take 5hours and 22 minutes to reach via NH44.

The fastest way to reach Kasauli from New Delhi is to take Indigo flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh then take Tata Indigo from Chandigarh to Kasauli.

By Flight

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport—Chandigarh Airport—Kasauli.

Take an Indigo flight to Chandigarh then from Chandigarh airport hire a car to drive till Kasauli.

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By Train

Delhi railway station —Kalka railway station —Kasauli

From New Delhi take Kalka Shatabdi to Kalka then take a taxi from Kalka to Kasauli.

By Bus

Delhi—Ambala—Kasauli

From Delhi take Volvo bus till Ambala then hire a taxi or car to reach Kasauli.

Chandigarh to Kasauli

Take a train from Chandigarh Railway Station to Kalka which will take around 40 min on the train journey. Then opt for a bus or a cab which will take 1 to 1.5 hours to reach Kasauli from Kalka Station.

Chandigarh railway station—Kalka railway station—Kasauli

It will take 1hour and 54 minutes to reach Kasauli via NH 5 and 1 hour and 57 minutes via Parwanoo Kasauli rd.

Shimla to Kasauli

Distance between Kasauli to Shimla is 77kms by Road. via Kunihar-Ghanahatti.it will take 3 hours to reach.

There are no trains or buses to reach Kasauli from Shimla.

Manali to Kasauli

The convenient and fastest way to reach from Manali to Kasauli is to take a taxi from Manali to Kasauli .

The cheapest way to reach Kasauli from Manali is to take State Transport Bus from Manali to Mandi then take a taxi from Mandi to Kasauli.

Manal —Mandi—Kasauli

Kasol to Kasauli

By road, it will 10 hours and 25 minutes via NH 305.

Also Read: UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India (Updated 2020)

Places To Stay in Kasauli

1.Sai Homestay

Location: 1 Saipuram, Addjoing, 106 M G Shaheed Nagar, Kasauli

Amenities: Well equipped kitchen, Kids friendly, Amazing mountain views, T.V.

Starting price: 1,200 INR per night

Hosted by: Mr Kamal and his family

Google rating: 4.9

2.La Pine Konez Kussowlie Homestay

Location: Major District Road 10, Garkhal – Madhiyana Road, Kasauli

Amenities: Garage, Cots, Satellite T.v., Mountain views, Private garden, Wifi, Terrace/Balcony

Starting price: 3,200 INR per night

Owned by: Ms Bhavika A

Google rating: 4.7

3.Airbnb homestays in Kasauli: The Attic

Location: The Attic Kasauli, Parwanoo Kasauli Road, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Amenities: Air conditioning, Indoor fireplace, Heating, TV, well-equipped kitchen, balcony, etc.

Stating price: ₹8,500 per night.

Owned by: Ms Rachna

Goggle ratings: 4.65

4.Kashi Villa Kasauli

Location: Parwanoo Kasauli Rd, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Amenities: Pet-friendly, Free parking, Free High-Speed Internet (WiFi)

Stating price: ₹8,000 per night

Google Ratings: 4.94

Kasauli resort

Location:  Parwanoo Kasauli Road, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Amenities: free wifi, free parking, free breakfast, outdoor pool, airconditioned room, and heater provided.

Starting price: ₹4,500 per night

Google ratings: 4.1

FAQs About Kasauli

Q. When is the best time to visit Kasauli.

A. The best time to visit the town is from April to June and then again from September to November.

Q. Is Kasauli a couple friendly destination for travelling and does this place have a couple of couple-friendly hotels?

A. Yes, this place is a couple-friendly destination for travelling and they have hotels for the same.

Q. What is famous in Kasauli.

A. Kasauli is famous for its many attractions like the Central Research Institute, Christ Church, Kasauli Brewery, and Sunset Point as well as various activities like trekking, shopping, and even paragliding.

Q. What are the things one should keep in mind for camping in Kasauli

A. Become familiar with your luggage, Use a checklist and schedule your events, Get the right clothing, Carry an umbrella for emergency purposes (irregular rains are pretty frequent), Camp in favourable weather, Entrust your trip information with someone trustworthy.

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By Abhishek Saraswat

Abhishek (@himalayan_gypsy) is a travel photographer and blogger known as Himalayan Gypsy over the internet. Academically from an engineering background and born the Himalayan valley of Dehradun, he found himself in love with nature and ever since he has been on a journey to travel India and showcase the beauty of the country through his pictures, motivating and encouraging people on the go to feel the same and also take responsibilities to conserve our rich heritage, culture and environment. He is a Certified Digital Marketer and a Travel Influencer who is efficient to create visually appealing content for Travel Brands, Property Owners, Cafes and other Product Shoots. He also specializes in running Facebook & Instagram Ad Campaigns for Brand Awareness, Brand Promotion and Online Reputation Management.

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