Kasauli is a small charming hill station is located at an altitude 1950m with colonial style architecture. The aura of this place transports you back to the British era. The serpentine roads leading from the Shimla highway to Kasauli offer magnificent views of the hill-scape. From Kasauli you come across marvelous views of widespread plains. Dense Pine, Oak and Chestnut forests surround this quaint town. On a clear moonlit night, one can see the magic of the silver moonlight cascading down the Choor Chandni or Choordhar peak forming natural illusions.
Take a delightful walk down the path to the mall where shops sell handicrafts, woollens and knickknacks. The typical colonial houses with manicured garden blooming in all colours of nature add to the charm of the little town. There are cobbled pathways leading to the all the different corners. The bus stand is right at the entrance to the town where you can park your vehicle. There is a green barrier tax for vehicles entering Kasauli town.
Places To Visit in Kasauli
Monkey Point (3 Kms): Highest point of Kasauli offering great views. There is a small Hanuman temple. It is a restricted area under the Air Force so cameras are not allowed here.
St. Patrick’s Church: Great example of Colonial architecture.
Mall Road: Walk around the mall to buy some local vegetables, handicrafts or just sip on a hot cuppa in the misty air!
Central Research Institute: Established in 1906 by Dr. Sample, various vaccines are researched and prepared here.
Baba Balaknath Temple (3 Kms.): This temple of Baba Balaknath is perched on top of a Hill.
Sai Baba Temple: The temple dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba was built in 1989.
Hotels in Kasauli
The Ross Common: A charming colonial bungalow converted into a hotel and managed by HPTDC. The peaceful environs of the property provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy the old world charm of Kasauli. It has ample parking space. Phone: 01792-272005/7.
Winter: Temperature dips to freezing levels. Heavy woollens recommended.
Summer: Pleasantly warm. Cotton clothing and light woollens recommended.
Route to Kasauli
Driving towards Shimla on NH22 – Parwanoo – Jabli – take a left from Kasauli Chowk (1 km before Dharampur) – Dharampur-Subathu Road – drive through a narrow hill road for 9kms to Kasauli. Bus and taxi service is available from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Kalka.
Chandigarh: 50 Kms (1 Hour 30 minutes)
Shimla: 73 Kms (2 Hours 15 minutes)
Solan: 25 Kms (1 Hour minutes)
Kalka: 33 Kms via NH22 (1 Hour), 26 Kms via Dharampur-Subathu (50 Minutes)
Dharampur: 10 Kms (30 minutes)
Dagshai: 14 Kms (45 minutes)
Nearest Railway: Solan (Narrow Gauge Rail, 28Kms), Kalka (Broad Gauge Rail, 37 kms).
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh (50 kms), Jubbarhatti (70km).