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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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Ankit Gupta
  • Ankit Gupta
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review

"A Great Journey to Kasuali" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Peace loving people should visit Kasauli for its natural beauty and amazing weather. Monkey point is the best place to be visited which actually is the base camp of Indian Air-force. The temple at its height gives you an awesome. Sun set point is another point of attraction for tourist. The way to sunset point is quite touch but you'll enjoy once reached.

You'll find a special food to eat at Kasauli called Bandsamosa & Bandtikki (burger) with chatni and a cup of tea. If you are planning a day out, Kasauli is the the best place to go through by car. The natural beauty, the tree covered roads, local red and white wine, lots of rabbits makes the place an awesome tour.
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Md Faizi
  • Md Faizi
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Agra
  • 147 photos
  • 32 Reviews

"Am amazing place to spend time with friends" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I planned a short trip to Kasauli with friends. When we reached the hill station, the look was awesome. I was so excited as we were walking in clouds. I can never forget it as it seemed like heaven. We covered all the places within few days. It was a memorable place.
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Prabhjeet Singh
  • Prabhjeet Singh
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 28 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Being close to nature" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Kasauli, one of the most beautiful hill station I have ever visited. Located at Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli was established under the British as it was there holiday spot. The place has an elevation of 1,927 metres making the climate really amazing to spend your summers, winters, though are spine chilling. Apart from the climate the place in inhabited with amazing plantation and beautiful pine trees. The place is full of holiday homes, cottages and farmhouse, which are influenced by the pre and post colonial Architecture, so, one can find beautiful old buildings build with made up. Apart from the nature and the architecture, Kasauli has a beautiful vantage point from which one can see the sun rise through the mountains, making the view heaven like.

Apart from the natural and cultural beauty. the pace as nice shopping street, called the Mall Road. One can find fine winter clothes, handicraft etc., The mall Road is heaven for Ladies as they have loads of stuff to shop. Rest, there is The Kasauli Brewery and distillery, the oldest extant distillery for 'scotch whisky' in Asia.
There is a Baptist Church which was established in 1923, which is a classic example of British Architecture.

The place is less populated and less commercial, its not like those typical hill stations, which will be crowded throughout, making a mess at the end. It is also a very nice destination for those who visit Shimla, as both the places are nearby. So people can stay at either of the two place and visit the other one, as the drive is amazing.

At least I would advice people to keep Kasauli at the top of their holiday list
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Amit Biswas
  • Amit Biswas
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  • 6 Reviews

"Weekend tour from Delhi"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2014
I visited Kasauli last summer and this is a very good place. Not very crowded and accommodation is available with in the budget limit. It is near by Kalka railway station well connected by train and bus and car are available from kalka its distance about 27 KM.
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Mathangi Ramakrishnan
  • Mathangi Ramakrishnan
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  • 10 Reviews

"Amidst blue and green.."

  • 5/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2014
About 65 kms - a couple of hours drive - away from Chandigarh is the town of Kasauli. Its a hill station much like what you can get at Shimla. Pure serenity can be observed in places like the monkey point and sunset point with amazing view. There is not much for sightseeing per se. But there are churches, temples and museums to see. Sunsets and sunrises are a great pull. Peace and quiet is easy to come by.
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Vatsal Vithlani
  • Vatsal Vithlani
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 2 Reviews

"In the lap of nature"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2013
Very good place in the lap of nature. Monkey Point and timber trail are the main points of attraction, Mall Road is good. You can see plains of Chandigarh and Kalka in the evening and it looks like glittering gold. Climate is very good and it is a good place for a weekend break, the place will rejuvenate you, one of the finest hill stations and very well maintained.
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Sanjukta Sahu
  • Sanjukta Sahu
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Amicable experience for adventurous people"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2013
Wonderful place with an amicable experience for adventurous person. Awesome roads, neat and clean environment and a full of sanctity and pious place for people who wants to be away from crowd and relax there for few days. Would love to visit this destination again with the family and would spend maximum time exploring the life and lifestyle over there.
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Prabhleen Sandhu
  • Prabhleen Sandhu
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  • Lives in Chandigarh
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  • 3 Reviews

"Awesome Place."

  • Posted Aug 8, 2013
Kasauli is a good place to visit on weekends or for a short break. you can visit the place with family, friends or couples. Weather is always awesome, you can see the clouds touching the trees.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There is no very high level restaurant in Kasauli but there are some small restaurants those provide good quality of food.
For shopping there is small market.

Activities & things to do: You can visit lovers point, sunset point, sunrise point, monkey point. And can enjoy a drive to Kasauli even.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Better to visit with own vehicle otherwise you have to walk long to visit different places.
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Deepesh  Singh
  • Deepesh Singh
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"True Nature"

  • Posted Jul 8, 2013
Nice place to relax . Kasauli is a very nice destination, and is very well maintained. It is located near Chandigarh - Shimla road. The natural beauty of this place is must to be seen.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Mall Road

Activities & things to do: Early morning walk in the lap of the nature will give you a amazing feeling.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry some woolens for small children
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Ekta Agrawal
  • Ekta Agrawal
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"Kasauli: A nap in the lap of nature"

  • Posted Jun 27, 2013
Kasauli is a quaint little town that seems to exist in a time wrap of an era that reminds one of the 19th century. Its colonial ambience is reinforced by cobbled paths, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. Mixed forests of chir-pine, Himalayan oak and huge horse chestnuts surround Kasauli. Its narrow road slither up and down the hillsides and offer some magnificent vistas.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You can go for shawls and woolen stoles which are at very reasonable prices.

Activities & things to do: Camp fire and walk across the nature's beauty.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can take train upto Chandigarh aur Kalka, and then a cab from there to Kasauli.
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