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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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Hima thakur

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  • Hima thakur
  • 8 Reviews
  •  25 readers

"Peaceful place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Kasauli is the place of peace. We can say no noise, nothing. It is very beautiful and we can find peace over here. When we are tired from this fast job life, we always want to find peace and Kasauli is the place where we can stay. It is good for the stay of maximum 2 days because there is nothing much to explore but anyways it's good.
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Farhiz panthaky

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  • Farhiz panthaky
  • 10 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2008 readers

"If you visit Chandigarh, spare a day for Kasauli"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kasauli is mostly a military destination, where most folks seemed in army business. The picturesque spots are a treat, especially on the way.
The manki point (has no monkeys really) is a hanuman temple atop a hill. The cab fellows are very strict about one hour, so negotiate for a two hour wait at Manki Point. Ditto for Gilbert Hill. Sunset Point is just next to Gilbert Hill, so no need to book again. I hear they come all the way to market and go again. Rs 600 per 3 km trip seemed too costly. USE GPS.
Kasauli Exotica, where we stayed, made our visit a memorable experience altogether.
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Anuj Durgapal

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  • Anuj Durgapal
  • Lives in Noida
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  232 readers

"Kausalya"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We travelled as a group stayed at Vinis. Hotel was very beautiful large room and wood finish. Excellent buffet. Had a good look from the room balcony. Had visited market at Kausali, also visited Manik point. Beautiful temple at the top. Weather was awesome at the temple.
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Ravinder zutshi

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  • Ravinder zutshi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  281 readers

"Mr."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kausali is a peaceful small hill station with lot of pines and natural beauty. It's a destination for relaxing with family, friends. Nothing much to see but a visit to Monkey point is a must to view the range of mountains and green lush beauty of the hills. Enjoy and relax in the sun or trek through the small roads on the hills.
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Samanvay  Bhutani

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  • Samanvay Bhutani
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 139 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1339 readers

"Surprisingly Serene"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  • 139 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1339 readers

"Surprisingly Serene"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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 Aug 6, 2016
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
  •  2628 readers

"Excellent Kasauli"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 15, 2016
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
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1512 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
  • 7 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 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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