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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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Jatin Dhingra
  • Jatin Dhingra
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Nice place as weekend getaway"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The small town of Kasauli is approachable from the road as well as train (nearest station - Parwanoo). The small town offers you many activities to spend your weekend. It has mall road where you can roam around & do some shopping. Also have a church which is quite a famous one. You can go to Patni top which is a soothing experience. There are ample of good hotels which are also not pocket heavy. Overall a good destination to spend your time.
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Shivam  Kumar
  • Shivam Kumar
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"The town in lap of nature"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kasauli is a Town in Laps of himalayas. It is situated in Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is just Two hour drive from Chandigarh, About 350 Km. from Delhi. Nearest Railway Station Kalka 45 km From Kasauli, nearest airport Chandigarh. It is easy accessible by bus, Nearby places Shimla, Chail, Kufri. Kasauli was the britishers colony, It is well maintained town in lap of nature. Favourite Destination For Family, group, honeymoon trip. Places for seeing Manki Point, Sunset & Sunrise Point, Church, Mall Road, Market. Hotels Luxurious - Kasauli Resort, Baikunth Resort.
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Hemanth  Pattem
  • Hemanth Pattem
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect for adveture and nature lovers"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Firstly, this place is located 5000 +ft above MSL and local bus from Bhuntar (30 kms) is the best way to reach the place (costs <50 rupees). You can take a taxi, if are rich (costs 1200+ rupees). Best time to visit is summer. The place is so wonderful during summer that one will find it hard to leave the back for home. It will be covered with snow from December to March. The other thing is that this place is a regular visiting place for Israeli hippies who you will find in plenty and it is a feast to the eyes(if you know what I mean). Because of the Israeli tourists, the place is absolutely clean.

Most shopkeepers speak English and are extremely friendly. Manikaran is 5kms from the place and has natural hot water springs, some warm in which people can take a bath and some boiling hot which people use to cook food(this food is free for everyone at Gurudwara). If you are lucky, one will see the local folk dance called naati. Many trekkers visit the place and go higher up the Parvati Range(up to 16000 ft). Can raft in the Parvati river and take elementary rock climbing classes(not very Professional). The place has 4-5 shops selling several varieties of bongs(for tobacco smokers, of course). Simply, best summer hill station. Relax here for 4 days before heading elsewhere.
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Amitesh Chakravarty
  • Amitesh Chakravarty
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"A heavenly weekend getaway, away from the busy life"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Visiting kasauli was more than a pleasant surprise. Had heard a lot about the place but on reaching it was amazingly a sweet experience. We stayed at HOTEL ALASIA which was again a beautiful place to be resting with its old world charm and well preserved heritage and lovely food with great hospitality. The old church near the mall, the market the nice clean restaurants everything was apt for a nice holiday and to top it all, a toy train ride to the nearby places. Its a must visit for busy professionals because, it allows you to be free from day to day stress at least for a few days. It has an easily approachable by bus or train. Chandigarh in the midway is again a good stopover for its shopping and stuff.
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Subhrajit Koley
  • Subhrajit Koley
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews

"A nice place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 31, 2014
Well kasauli is a nice place to visit. The main source of the income in Kasauli is tourism. Covered with high hills and has 6000 ft from the base. You will find awesome weather all the time. Recently I have been to Kasauli. It has got good connectivity from chandigarh and very nice roads to drive on. Surprisingly it was a very cheerful weather.
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Vivek Kumar
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Lives in Malerkotla
  • 5 Reviews

"A beautiful hill destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2014
During the summers, we were planning a weekend trip in Himachal Pradesh. We went to Shimla. During our return from Shimla, we visited Kasauli, as we had heard about it. The beauty of this hill station was unmatched. The Monkey Point-Temple, Heritage Market is the main attractions of Kasauli. But we were impressed by the natural beauty of this hill station.
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Amrita Gupta
  • Amrita Gupta
  • Lives in Noida
  • 2 Reviews

"A fairy tale day with the clouds and the mountains at kasauli.."

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2014
Recently I have been to kasauli. It has got near connectivity from chandigarh and very nice roads to drive on. Surprisingly it had a very cheerful weather and the drizzle, which I could feel was just amazing. Must visit places are Manki-Point which is a temple, and the Navy Souvenirs shop to purchase something memorable and its very cheap there. The local vendors offer yummy challi (bhutta), the fruit chat, kulche chole and off-course the can't live without "Maggie." You can have them all and still your stomach will yarn for more. We loved taking pic of the clouds and the beauty nearby with our new DLSR. Being a newly married couple. We made others to click us in various funny yet romantic poses. My advice would be never miss a place so heavenly.. It gives you memories for life and keep travelling and keep holidaying, life is too short..
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Aryan Rawat
  • Aryan Rawat
  • Lives in Pauri
  • 1 Review

"Good weather throughout the year"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2014
Well kausali is a nice place to visit. The main source of the income in kausali is tourism. Coved with high hills and has 6000ft from the base.. You will find awesome weather all the time. Very nice place for group. We arranged music with guitar and spend worth time there.
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Vijay Kumar
  • Vijay Kumar
  • Lives in Dharampur
  • 11 Reviews

"A small pretty Hill Station"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 17, 2014
During this summer, we were planning to have a weekend in Himachal Pradesh. We went to shimla. During our return from Shimla, we visited Kasauli as we had heard about the beauty of this hill station. The Monkey Point-Temple, Heritage Market is the main attractions of Kasauli. But we were most impressed by the natural beauty of this hill station.
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Ankit Gupta
  • Ankit Gupta
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"A Great Journey to Kasuali"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2014
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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