Kasauli

Kasauli is a small hill town in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It’s home to gabled colonial-era houses, orchards and green-roofed Christ Church, dating from the mid-19th century. At the southern edge of town, Monkey Point overlooks forests of horse chestnut and Himalayan oak. A small temple also sits atop the hill. Nearby, the Gilbert Nature Trail winds through lush green countryside rich in birdlife.

Weather

The tranquil town of Kasauli experiences a pleasant environment round the year though the best time to visit is during April to June and September to November.

How to Reach

This hill town is best accessible by road through bus and cabs. The town is at a distance of about 280 kms from Delhi, 55 kms from Chandigarh and 75 kms from Shimla.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

The small and quiet cantonment town is apt for taking nature walks to explore the nature’s beauty. This underrated destination offers much to see during the visit like Christ Church, Monkey Point, Sabathu Fort, Sanawar, Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanakji, Kasauli Club, Brewery and the Hangout Kasauli Regency.

One of the prime attractions near the town is Renuka Lake, the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh.

One can visit the Rajgarh area, where various orchards make the perfect canopy for a picnic.

Dyer-Meakin Brewery that is the producer of high quality whisky and some very tasty beer is open for visitors.

Mansa Devi Temple at Dharampur is situated at a distance of 10 km from the hill town.

Solan – Blessed with a pleasant climate all the year round is only 8 km. Solan’s prime attractions are the old Jatoli Temple and the Shalooni Devi temple. The town also boasts of some fascinating specimen of old colonial architecture.

A very famous former British cantonment, Subathu boasts of the ruins of an old Gorkha fort that is visited by locals and the tourists alike. The peak is at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level offering a pleasant view of the surrounding valley in the Choordhar Mountains. The base for a trek to this peak is usually at Solan, about 40 km from the peak. .

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