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Kasauli Tourism

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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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Samanvay  Bhutani

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  • Samanvay Bhutani
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 112 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  660 readers

"Surprisingly Serene" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Nothing too great if you look at the Kms from Chandigarh compared to Shimla but my when you take a left (if coming from Chandigarh) you are in for a surprise. Calm surroundings not too much of hustle bustle around.
Many options to choose from to pick up a perfect stay that meets your needs.
Once at Mall will give you a feign of old world charm nothing too fancy but worth a stroll right up to the sunset point and if its cloudy you are bound to fall in love with the british styled beauty.
Must visit if you are on a short trip and don't want to drive too long from plains ..
Uploaded pictures are truly a description of how beutiful it looks after a drizzle .. Pack your bags and hit the mountains ..!
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Samanvay  Bhutani

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  • Samanvay Bhutani
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 112 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Surprisingly Serene" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Nothing too great if you look at the Kms from Chandigarh compared to Shimla but my when you take a left (if coming from Chandigarh) you are in for a surprise. Calm surroundings not too much of hustle bustle around.
Many options to choose from to pick up a perfect stay that meets your needs.
Once at Mall will give you a feign of old world charm nothing too fancy but worth a stroll right up to the sunset point and if its cloudy you are bound to fall in love with the british styled beauty.
Must visit if you are on a short trip and don't want to drive too long from plains ..
Uploaded pictures are truly a description of how beutiful it looks after a drizzle .. Pack your bags and hit the mountains ..!
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Subrata Dutta

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  • Subrata Dutta
  • Lives in Dhaka
  • 2 Reviews
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"Perfect Getaway near Delhi for a relaxing family holiday"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
With minimum travel distance and time, you reach a hill station which is perfect for lazing around and enjoying precious moments with your family. Colonial town with not much activity except a few tourist spots. However, you'll get good food and lots of time to relax and walk around.
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Jyoti Goyal

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  • Jyoti Goyal
  • Lives in Panchkula
  • 12 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Excellent Kasauli"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1085 readers

"Nice city"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Jun 4, 2016
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
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"Overall good but not relaxing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 24, 2016
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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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
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"Must visit place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 19, 2016
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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"Excellent experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 14, 2016
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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  • Lives in Hisar
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"Must visit !"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2016
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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