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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Solan
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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Jyoti Goyal

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  • Jyoti Goyal
  • Lives in Panchkula
  • 12 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1633 readers

"Excellent Kasauli" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Kasauli is the most happening place near to Chandigarh and Shimla. Weekend is always full of hustle and bustle. Weather is always pleasant even in hard summers. Nowadays there are plenty of high end and budget accommodation option's where tourist can stay.
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 	abhijit Kotasthane

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  • abhijit Kotasthane
  • Lives in Ambala
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  662 readers

"Nice city"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall a good trip. We started from Ambala and crossed zirakpur and then turned towards Panchkula. Road is nice and wide. One should avoid summers as these days it is getting hot in hill stations also. Recommended look for AC facility in hotels. This was a relaxing trip. If you want to be away from kasauli and yet be close to it and this hotel is best. Also it is affordable.
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Piyush

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  • Piyush
  • Lives in Bikaner
  • 7 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  814 readers

"Overall good but not relaxing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I was expecting that my trip will be a most relaxing trips, but it was not as I was expecting maybe it is due to hot weather( Maximum Day Temp. Is 30 ). Monkey Point is good and there is not so many monkeys as some tourists reviewed in their reviews.
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Jyotiraaditya

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  • Jyotiraaditya
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Must visit place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
First of all I would like to salute to our real life Hero 'Jai Jawan' ( Cantonment ). Kasauli is beauty full why (? ) here, I do feel that because of the presence of our Jawan and also I do salute to the People of Kasauli who are active participating to ensure the neatness of Kasauli. Climate is so cool as well as the greenery & people of Kasauli. Youcan feel Peace in the Air with the healthy smell of vegetation. 'AROGYTA SE BHARPUR JEEWAN ' There are no much relevance of sunset point & some others so called tourist visiting point, it's OK. But you must go there with the mind set of as a Nature Lover & at least stay there for two/three days then you will get Positive Energy. And that is why you should make a programme to visit Kasauli.
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Varun khanna

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  • Varun khanna
  • 11 Reviews
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"Excellent experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Well Kasauli, being a nearest hill station to Panchkula. We go there almost 6-8 times a year. The weather in Kasauli is always great. And last time I visited in March 2016. The weather was too good. It had rained, the previous night and the roads were wet.

As I started from Panchkula, I started enjoying the change from day-to-day routine and pleasant weather. As we proceeded, the roads were being widened ahead of Timber Trail.

The roads on this Shimla highway are too good and broad and now they are making it more broader. These are perfect roads for first timers to learn driving on hills, but yes there is a lot of traffic at times. There is railway crossing on the way to Dharampur, and nearby is a tunnel, where you can always see selfie clickers trying to capture the beautiful moments and you can often see the Toy Train, which is a delight to see.

As we proceeded towards Dharampur, there is the best eating outlet few kilometers before Dharampur, the name is "Ishar Sweets". The exact location is Jabli. It was famous for juice bar when there were no market players like Real, Tropicana, etc

It's a must stop place. One must stop here for kulfi and all sweets and snacks.

After spending sometime over here, we proceeded towards Kasauli. The road is a bit tight but not steep. The journey is good as you pass through many guest houses, hotels and a small town, Garkhal.

After you pass through this small town, you tend to have a feeling that you are in Himachal Pradesh and typical hill experience.

After this place, we headed for Kasauli. As we reached Kasauli, there is a different kind of peace in the weather. As you enter you might get distracted by some loafers who provide entry tickets. But you move on as the beauty of Kasauli is much more important than these idiots.

As you move up, you come across a small market of clothes, beautiful Tibetan people selling momos but mostly clothes.

As we parked the car upside on the road to Monkey Point. It's an empty place, there used to be a club many years back but it's taken by army now. But the joy starts once you step outside the car.

As we trolled downwards towards Kasauli Heritage Market, it was fun. We came across a lot of monkeys. The Heritage Market is developing now, with young people coming with new ideas for cafes and all. There are wooden articles in the market, bed sheets, other woolen clothes and shawls.

As you roam around, you feel relaxed and away from our day to day city life. You are in nature's lap and try to forget everything when you are here.

Other places to visit in Kasauli are Church, Tibeti Market and Monkey Point. Though I have last visited Monkey Point around nine years back in 2007. It used to be a divine experience.
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Avinash Mehtani

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  • Avinash Mehtani
  • Lives in Hisar
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1062 readers

"Must visit !"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I went to Kasauli with my friends from Delhi. We boarded a train from Delhi to Chandigarh and from there we hired a cab. It's a must visit place on a short trip. You may either pre-book an accommodation or book once you reach there. Being a tourist destination this place has ample hotels, resorts and lodges to stay. A hill station in Himachal Pradesh state, Kasauli is surrounded by hills. The place becomes even more beautiful during rainy season when clouds float in the city and over the hills. Once you are there, you should enjoy every sightseeing by walking rather than going by a vehicle.
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Jagjeet Sidhu

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  • Jagjeet Sidhu
  • Lives in Sangrur
  • 12 photos
  • 2 Reviews
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"A pleasant place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2016
We had a plan to go Shimla but we all were tired of driving hence changed the plan and drove to Kasauli, very pleasant place. August-December is the best time to visit. No doubt a small place but worth for it natural beauty. The dawn and the late evening time is the best time to visit if it's a short trip.
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Kiran sood Sood

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  • Kiran sood Sood
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 28 photos
  • 62 Reviews
  •  56 helpful votes
  •  58184 readers

"Green and Clean Kasauli"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2016
Kasauli is small town near Chandigarh where writers can find absolute silence to concentrate on creative writing. That was the main purpose of my stay at Kasauli. As I walk for hours and hours of walking in the process of catching up pointers of my plot. I had memorable moments of adventure through green jungle of mountainous terrain of Kasauli.
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Puneet Gupta

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  • Puneet Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  1345 readers

"Untouched Beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2016
Kasauli is one the place in Himachal which is untouched by urban development and takes you close to nature and sky. You feel the freshness in the breeze and the lush green surroundings that keeps you mesmerised for many days. Easy approach by well maintained NH makes is one of most sought after place for weekenders.
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Prafulla Pattanayak

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  • Prafulla Pattanayak
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  • Lives in Rourkela
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"Amazing place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 29, 2016
We started our journey from Delhi by a self driven Scorpio at 4:00 PM and halted at Sukhdev Dhaba Murthal at 6:00 pm due to heavy traffic in Delhi than we enjoyed Mix parantha and pure makhan at Sukhdev and again started our journey at 6:45. Then we stopped at 2 3 place to enjoy the dhaba special tea in highway and finally reached at Kasauli at 12:30 am. Roads are tough so be careful during night driving. After reaching Kasauli refreshed with the wonderful fresh wind of the hill station. Really awesome experience at mid night. Next day travelled to Manki Point(monkey point) which is the highest pick point of Kasauli. But remember its a prohibited area so you have to take permission from the airforce station to enter the area and also the visitor have to submit their mobile, camera, chip, and also sim cards. No electronics item is allowed to the area. Mind blowing spot on the hill top. A Hanuman Temple is there where you can energized yourself by seeing the lord Hanuman. After returning from the Monki Point we have visited to the natures walk, sun set point and lovers point and enjoyed the full day. Again we started our return journey in the evening 3:30 pm and enjoyed a local food at Hmachal dhaba and halted at Chandigarh Sukhna lake and finally reached at Delhi at 1:30 AM.
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