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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Kasauli or Kasuli is a picturesque hill station in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh of northern India. Kasauli town is located at a distance of about 75 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh and 320 km from Delhi, at an altitude of about 1800 metres above sea level.

The name Kasauli came from Kausalya, a mountain stream which flows between Kasauli and Jabli. The serene place of Kasauli has been mentioned in the epic Ramayana. As per the legends, Kasauli came in to origin when Lord Hanuman stepped here on his way to Sanjeevani Hill to procure the medicinal herb 'Sanjeevani' in order to save the badly wounded Lakshmana.

The history of Kasauli remains obscure till the 17th century. In the 17th century, some Rajput families fled their homes from Rewari, present-day Haryana, due to troubled political conditions. They took refuge in Kasauli village, situated in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Ranges of the lower Himalayas, near a fresh water spring.

In the year 1814, the Governor-General of the British East India Company, Lord Amherst, decided to promote Shimla Hills as the gateway to the British establishments in India. As a result, Col. Tapp who was the political personnel at Sabathu Fort, a rejuvenating place for the British, came to survey the area of Kasauli. Kasauli became a prominent part of the Gurkha expansion in the 19th century after the negotiations done by some local chieftains and the British.

Kasauli became a major garrison town of the British Raj and many locals joined the British Army. During the First Battle of Indian Independence, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, which took place in 1857, Kasauli witnessed an upsurge among its soldiers.

About eighty Indian soldiers, who were stirred by the movement, decided to join hands with the rebels in the Gurkha Regimen. But they were left alone when the rebels from the Gurkha regimen backed out after negotiations with the British. The British authorities could easily crush the rebel movement of Kasauli and the soldiers were given severe punishment.

Since Kasauli is a cantonment town of the Indian Army today, the entry to Kasauli is limited. Some of the famous institutions in Kasauli are the Central Research Institute (1905), Kasauli Club (1880) and Pasteur Institute (1900).   

Kasauli is a quiet and small town set in the backdrop of the Dhauladhar Ranges with natural trails for long walks. Christ Church, Monkey Point, Sanawar, Sabathu Fort, etc. are some of the major attractions in Kasauli. The best time to visit Kasauli is from April to June and September to November.



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Nivedita Tripathi

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Serene place, perfect to charge up" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We were travelling as a large family of 7. We chose a beautiful homestay at the edge of a cliff.

Most of the time was spent in exploring nature trails around. Also managed to spend an evening at the sunset point - quite beautiful even if you have seen it at multiple hill stations. I think such vacation give you the time to really talk to your loved one without worrying too much about how will we stop ourselves from getting bored.

Start talking - to your partner, kids, parents and you will realise things will come spilling out and time will pass.

Also don't forget to breathe deeply in the crisp air of Kasauli.
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Rav Nadha

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  • Lives in Firozpur
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"A good place to enjoy your weekend" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its near to Chandigarh, so takes less time to reach. A good place to enjoy your weekend. Nice cool place, there are so many places to visit, sunset view was the best part. Please visit there and you will want to visit again. I used to go there every week. Its fun going there. Local food was fine. Couples have fun. Hotel were cheap and nice.
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Neeraj Kumar

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  • Neeraj Kumar
  • Lives in Solan
  • 3 Reviews
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"A must visit place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very good location to be visited. Good view of Chandigarh and other Plains, must see sunrise point, sunset point monkey point, upper mall, lower mall etc. In Kasauli there is a broadcast tower of DOORDARSHAN, which is located at highest point in India. A must visit site to visit, it's a place that is settled by British.
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Sunil Aggarwal

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Paradise for fatigued city dwellers"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kasauli is a small cantonment Hill station in himachal pradesh. It is a perfect heaven for those who want a break from hustle bustle of city life. Literally there is nothing to do, Just laze around, go for long walks and enjoy natural beauty. Go to monkey point for 360 degree view and visit on top of Hill. I am going there with my family for the last 13 years regularly without any break.
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Mohit Kumar

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"Perfect for a weekend with wife & family"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The overall experience was a good experience. The place is so calm, pleasant and beautiful.

The moment you step into Kasauli you feel so relaxed and happy. You will forget all your tensions and other things. You would enjoy the life, environment and vicinity of that place. The place for spending time with wife, friends or family away from all the problems.
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Jaya Ray

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  • Lives in New Delhi
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"Charming place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We visited the Mall Road and the church, not much to see around. The weekend crowd took away the charm from the entire place, weather was very nice, nippy, drizzling and cool. However it's advisable to carry light woollens for smalls kids and babies. Adults don't need any warm clothes.
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Dev Nagar

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"A Weekend destiantion"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kasauli is a lovely place to spend a weekend. It is at a height and therefore cool even in summers. Less crowded and therefore a good place to spend quality time close to Nature.

One can go for walks and forest rambles, shop around at the Mall Road or simply lie in a cool place and enjoy a good book or music or may make sketches away from all disturbances.
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Navjot Sharma

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  • Navjot Sharma
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
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"Awesome Kasauli"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
In winter, the temperature gets quite low and heavy woolens are required. I visited Kasauli in December at the time of snowfall. There are places which was so awesome with the nice weather. I visited 4 to 5 places in Kasauli which experienced me so good that monkey point, Baba balak nath mandir, church.
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Mohit Saini

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"An awesome place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted May 6, 2015
This place is so much awesome for Romance, for picnic for night out. You have to visit there with your loved ones and gain the experience of great journey. You have to see the snow fall there. You have to breath there with fresh air. Enjoy the journey.
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Anil Siwach

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  • Lives in Hisar
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"Mesmerizing beauty"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 2, 2015
During my visit, it was less crowded. We had a pleasant walk till the start of the steps and then climbed to check our fitness. After reaching the top it was an amazing view. It was a sunny day. This is one of the peaceful sights with lots of monkeys around you gain height as you move up and the view from top is adorable tough jammed during peak season days! Still the beauty is mesmerizing and this place is a must visit if you are on your visit to Kasauli!
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