Kasauli is a city in Himachal Pradesh, India. Situated at an altitude of 1795 above sea level, Kasauli is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It is 77 km south of Shimla. Is situated at this distance. You can experience the wind starts changing and the group of clouds in a moment becomes an umbrella under the sun and it rains immediately. In the second moment, the weather is clear and the pleasant air that enthrals the body and mind starts touching from all sides.
Whether the tourists are at the 'Monkey Point' here or outside Christ Church, at the bus stand or on the Mall Road, in the Hanuman Mandir or in the Sai Baba Mandir, every moment is filled with scintillating air that refreshes the mind in a moment. fills up. Rather than say that two-three kilometres before reaching Kasauli, travellers get the feeling of entering the Kasauli Ranges.
How did Kasauli get its name?
There are many stories about the naming of Kasauli -
It is said that some Rajputs of Rewari had settled in a small village called 'Kasul' situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Later this village was established as 'Kasauli' over time. According to another story, there is a mountain stream called Kaushalya near Jabali, due to which it was named Kasauli. There is also a popular belief that its original name is 'Kusumavali', which means 'row of flowers'.
If you visit Kasauli you will experience the third belief that fits the most, because here, different types of colourful flowers in every season, season make this place even more attractive. This view is enough to captivate the tourists. Well, no matter how many stories are there in the name of this place, the discussion of the inequalities is the same and that is a very attractive hill station. Where after illness people also go for health benefits. Perhaps this was the reason that the British had left no stone unturned to develop it systematically as a hill station.
Why is Kasauli famous?
Although people keep coming here throughout the year, between April to June and September to November, more tourists come here. Many colours of Kasauli can be seen in this season. Sometimes a little sunshine, sometimes a few clouds and sometimes a few drops of rain. The colours of the season that are on the trees and plants here, can be felt on the leaves of the flowers here.
Places to visit near Kasauli?
Kasauli is a quiet, clean, beautiful and cheap tourist destination. Some of the major places here remain the centre of attraction among the tourists coming here. These include 'Monkey Point', the highest place in Kasauli, 'Hanuman Temple' built on Monkey Point, Christ Baptist Church of Kasauli's Colonial Architect, Baba Balak Nath Temple, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Central Research Institute, Air Force Guard Station, Asia's highest The tall TV tower and nearby are ancient schools like Lawrence School, Pinegrove School, St. Mary's Convent School at Sanawar which are more than 100 years old.
A steep climb of 100 staircase leads up to 'Monkey Point', which is the highest point of Kasauli. This place is now under the jurisdiction of the Indian Army, so there are many arrangements to go there. There is also a temple of Hanuman, a devotee of Shri Ram. It is said that Lord Hanuman had stepped on this point of Kasauli before leaping while going to take Sanjeevani Booti to save the life of Lakshmana. The highest point of Kasauli is visited by a lot of tourists as well as devotees till the Hanuman temple.
If tourists are crazy about panoramic views, then they will not be able to stay without being thrilled to see the view of the valleys of Kasauli from here. Monkey Point is 4 km away from Kasauli Bus Stand and it is a different experience to see the mountain ranges and valleys spread far and wide from here. Kalka and Chandigarh on one side and Sanawar Dharampur and Shimla on the other. There are two graves near it, which have their own history.
The women of Ireland were capable horsemen. When the road was not built here, only then he made a plan to go to Monkey Point by horse one day. The people refused a lot because the rocks weren't very stable, but she stuck to her plan. In the end, she reached riding on a horse, but in the return, the horse died along with it due to the slip of a rock. Their graves are here.
There is also a trekking area and picnic spot on the way. Kasauli Club is situated at Aparmal, where sports and library can be availed by becoming a temporary member. All other facilities of the club are also available to the temporary members.
How to reach Kasauli?
By Air - The nearest airport to Kasauli is at Chandigarh, which is 65 km. There are many flights from Delhi to Chandigarh throughout the day. There are daily flights of Indian Airlines, Kingfisher, Jet Air, Jet Lite.
Railroad - There are five trains a day from Delhi to Kalka. One can reach Kalka by Himalayan Queen, Kalka Shatabdi, Paschim Express and Howrah-Delhi-Kalka Mail. After that one can go by train from Kalka to Shimla line till Dharampur station. Be it Kalka Shimla Passenger or Kalka Shimla Express, Himalayan Queen or Shivalik Deluxe Express, these trains will reach Dharampur in about one and a half hours (approximately 33 km) with a view of the beauty of the hills. After that, you can reach your destination Kasauli, located only 12 km away from here, by taking a Himachal roadbase bus.
By Road - The distance from Delhi to Kasauli is 264 km. It is 67 and 35 km from Chandigarh and Kalka respectively. Apart from the buses of Himachal Roadways from Delhi, private buses also ply. Regular roadways buses are also available from Chandigarh and Kalka. One can go on NH-1 from Delhi to Ambala and on NH-22 from Ambala to Kasauli.
Is Kasauli worth visiting?
Kalka to Kasauli is just 35 kms. is far. Kalka is connected by rail all over India and there are many buses to Kasauli from here. There are many roads here - Lower Mall, Upper Mall and Bazaar Road. Morning sunrise can be enjoyed while walking on this road. This road, built between tall pine trees and dense forests, meets Upper Mall after going about three kilometres ahead. There is a 'Central Research Institute' at the very beginning of Upper Mall. It is spread over a very wide area. In 1900 AD, the Pasteur Institute was established here, in which medicines are made for the diseases caused to humans by dog bites. This is a unique laboratory. There are also health ashrams for asthma patients, as it is believed that the fragrant, pollution-free and ozone-filled air here is very beneficial for them. Most of the houses in Upper Mall belong to retired army personnel.
Which is better Shimla or Kasauli?
Our answer is Shimla. Kasauli is also a nice and quiet place but it is really small and there are not many things to see there. Where Shimla is considered to be 20 times bigger than Kasauli and the places of Shimla are also worth your time.
Where to stay in Kasauli?
Kasauli is a very popular tourist destination and there are dozens of good hotels, resorts, guest houses etc. Himachal Tourism also has a heritage hotel, named 'The Rose Common', but accommodation arrangements should be made in time. Tourists can also book by visiting the official website of Himachal Tourism at homestays located there, which are slightly cheaper than hotels. If you want to book a package to Kasauli you can get in touch with team Walking The Himalayas.