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Kasauli Travel Guide

Kasauli Travel Guide

Kasauli–Hill Station that surprises about Nature

About Kasauli Travel Guide

Located by the side of a road that operates from Chandigarh to Shimla in district Solan, Kasauli is an incredibly hilly cantonment town that becomes an exemplary peaceful holiday place, particularly for an exotic weekend. You can access the place from Chandigarh as well as Delhi.  Kasauli is not all about activities or sights but it has Victorian buildings constructed by the Britishers who lived here years back.

The silent village has exotic viewpoints. Some well-known attractions are Christ Church, Central Research Institute, Monkey Temple, and Sunset Point. It is also a pilgrim place as Lord Hanuman is said to have taken rest here. The birthplace of Ruskin Bond, Kasauli is frequented by writers seeking inspiration.

Since Kasauli is situated in the southwestern Himachal and falls on the lower edges of the Himalayas, it is known for hiking trails. It is engulfed by forests of Chir Pine, Milk Thistle, and cedar trees.

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How to reach Kasauli

By Road:-You can reach Kasauli by car or tourist bus from Chandigarh. The distance by road is 57.1 km. 

BY Rail:-Kasauli does not have a railway station of its own. But you can come to Kalka by train and from here move to Kasauli.

By Air:-To reach Kasauli by flight, you can alight at Chandigarh airport. From here, reach the place by car. 

 

Things to do at Kasauli

Kasauli is an exceptional spot for adventure buffs. You can have trekking tours and nature walks in this part of the world. A toy train ride is a special experience. Enjoy the enchanting view of sunset point. 

 

Best Time to visit Kasauli

You can visit the hill station from April to June and then from September to November. 

 

Some places to see in Kasauli

Monkey Point

Kasauli's Monkey point is the most elevated point in the town and is among the well-known attractions of the place. Situated 4 kilometers from the bus stand, the destination has a little temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and the temple is full of monkeys. You can have a bird's eye view of the cities like Chandigarh, Kalka, Panchkula, and also the Sutlej river from this spot.

Monkey Point, Kasauli

On a crystal clear day, visitors can also locate a snow-covered peak of 'Choor Chandni', the most elevated peak of the Lower Himalayan belt. It is said that Lord Hanuman's foot had an impact on this spot.  The hilltop shaped like a temple foot is believed to be engraved with footmarks of the Lord. "Tapp's Nose" is the name provided for this unusual shape of the rock.

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Anglican church

Situated in the central part of the city with a  Mall road engulfing it, this church is a well-known tourist spot. It was built in the year 1853 with the Gothic style of architecture. This church has eye-catching Italian and Spanish stained glass windows that depict Christ, Mary, Saint Barnabas, and Saint Francis and is a mesmerizing structure to look at.

Anglican church, Kasauli

A calm place to be, this is a must-visit for tourists who come here. It is among the popular monuments of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Gilbert Trail

Gilbert Trail is a hike of 1.5 kilometers and commences from Kasauli Club.  The trail closes at the Air Force Station, nearby Sunset Point. The path is wide in the strat and becomes narrow after a while. Gilbert Tail is famous for its sights and multiple species of birds.

Gilbert Trail, Kasauli

 

Sunset point

Sunset Point in Kasauli is a famous yet quiet spot to see the sunset, pine-laid landscapes, valleys as well as sceneries. Near to the Sunset point, is a trail or a path called Lover's Lane which is a quiet walk through the valleys and some of the Kasauli's calm and incredibly breath-taking sceneries. It is among the cherishable tourist places of Himachal Pradesh.

Sunset point, Kasauli

You can exit the area before dark or late evening because it is an off-beat place with not many facilities.

 

Timber Trail

Muffled in the sizzling charms of Himachal Pradesh, Timber Trail in Kasauli is in itself a calm little hill station. The spot is an emerald beauty with breathtaking pine and coniferous trees. Perhaps the much sought-after spot around Kasauli's Parwanoo, Timber Trail is well known among the backpacker community and for students as well.This place is known for its ropeway rides, providing a superfine experience. Moving through the mountain paths while engulfed by the incredible beauty is a breathtaking experience.

Timber Trail, Kasauli

The deep gorges below the ropeway will frighten you. There are also some hotels providing the perfect accommodation.

 

Sri baba Balak nath temple

This temple is built for Baba Balak Nath, a follower of Lord Shiva. It is at a distance of 3 km from Kasauli and can be reached by bus or taxi. The belief about this temple is that in case childless couples come and worship here they will be blessed with children.

Sri baba Balak nath temple, Kasauli

 

 

Gorkha Fort

This place is for people who love history. Gorkha Fort is located on a tiny hill Subathu at a distance of 16 km from Parwanoo. The fort today displays strength even through its ruins. With a piercing view of thick forest all around, tourists can also see the Gurkha Museum to witness the past dating back to 1815. It is among many sought-after places to see in Himachal Pradesh. 

Gorkha Fort, Kasauli

 

Mall Road

For a small town like Kasauli, the mall road provides choices for shopping and eating out. While many parts of Kasauli are off-beat, one should not miss this hustle-bustle of the town. The market is at its full vibrancy during the early evenings. It is among incredible places in Himachal Pradesh.

Mall Road, Kasauli