It is a serene hill-station in Himachal Pradesh magnificent with breathtaking beauty and panoramic views. This picturesque hill-station oozes old-world charm in every nook and corner.
It is covered with tall Deodar, wild flowers, rhododendrons, wild roses, flame of the forest, and flowering Kichnar. It is a popular hub for bird-watchers.
The snowfalls in winters are worth watching. Its main attraction lies in its overall cleanliness, tranquil and unruffled hilly areas and its accessibility.
Places to visit in and around Kasouli:
Christ’s Church, a reminder of the British Raj is a place worth visiting. The best way to explore the town is by foot and the entire town can be toured in an hour or so.
The highest point is Monkey Point, is now with the IAF, commands a panoramic view of the hills, valleys and plains below, with the meandering Sutlej.
The two main walks around Kasauli, the Upper and Lower Mall are beautiful. The somewhat steep Upper Mall takes one past an important landmark, the Kasauli Club.
Lawrence School at Sanawar, 6 kms away, rich in tradition and a world in itself, also is a major attraction for tourists. The temple of Nahari Devi, which overlooks a waterfall, is also worth a visit. Nothing has so far affected the fall, not the severest drought or driest summer.
The near most airports are Chandigarh (70 kms) and Delhi (315 kims). All major domestic airlines fly between Delhi and Chandigarh. Kasauli is easily accessible through air, road and rail from the other major Indian cities and states.
It is a seven hour drive from Delhi (315 kms). The best way to reach Kasauli is to take a train.
The nearest railhead is Kalka, from where one can take a cab to Kasauli –only an hour’s drive. As it is a cantonment town, entry is restricted. Foreign citizens require to carry their passports.
Best Season, Climate, and Clothing:
Though Kasauli enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, the best time to visit Kasauli is between April and June, and September and November when the hill resort beats the heat of the plains.
Cotton clothing is apt for the summer months whereas woolens are required for the winters.
It is said that that Kasauli came into being when Lord Hanuman, on his way to getting the Sanjeevani herb, stepped here for jumping on to the Sanjeevani hill.
At Kasauli there is a Hanuman Mandir atop the 300-mt high hillock, called Monkey Point, where Hanuman is supposed to have rested his feet.