Kasauli Tourism

Kasauli Tourism

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Kasauli-formerly a British Town is a quiet and serene place. It is well known for its scenic beauty and natural surroundings.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: FOOD-Kasauli does not have good eating joints.
Good eating joints are located at Dharampur which is half an hour from Kasauli and is well connected by buses. The good restaurants there are - Modern Dhaba, Chopsticks Sankhang, Hot Millions and Shan-e-Himachal. Hemkunth Hotel near is also a good place to eat.

ATTRACTIONS- The upper & lower mall, Christ Church, St, Patrick's Church, Sanawer, The Gurkha Fort at Sabathu, Manki Point, Central Research Institute Kasauli, the old cemetery. For adventurous people, ideal places to trek- Kasauli Village (Nari Mandir, Samaul, Ettawah, Kasauli Gaon, Gilbert Trail and Jangeshu)
SHOPPING- Tibetan Market, Sadar and Arath Bazaar.

Activities & things to do: Activites are limited. Kasauli is a place meant for people interested in adventure and relaxation.

Youngsters who expect a lot of activites such as gaming, discos etc will be disappointed.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: WARNING- Kasauli is purely an Army Cantonment. Any unruly behaviour such as littering, drinking in public, destruction of public property or rowdy behaviour may land you into trouble with the Army and Locals.

REACHING THERE- Nearest station is Kalka, from there buses are avaliable to Dharampur-near Kasauli, The Heritage toy Train is also avaliable till Dharampur.

Taxis are very expensive.

Patients suffering from medical problems must carry their medications as medical facilities in Kasauli is limited.
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Kasauli Traveller Reviews

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Amit Biswas
  • Amit Biswas
  • Flashpacker
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 Reviews

"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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Harpreet singh
  • Harpreet singh
  • 2 Reviews

"Relaxing trip"

  • Posted May 29, 2013
Kasauli is a beautiful, cool and calm place.weather was very pleasant.we enjoyed staying in a cottage in kasuli resort.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We did little shopping. no such favourite hotel as we enjoyed buffet in hotel.

Activities & things to do: Having tea and coffee and enjoyed sunset and sunrise.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We reached by our own car.it was comfortable.
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Sandip Chaudhari
  • Sandip Chaudhari
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  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Kasauli experience"

  • Posted May 25, 2013
Kasauli does not have very special food for tourist but the environment is awesome. The river flowing through mountains with clear water, this is very rare to see for people from Mumbai. We enjoyed playing in cold water, drinking hot tea and eating mast mast maggi along river side was wonderull experience. We also enjoyed shopping in the local market.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I would advice all the visitors not to engage in any sports but to enjoy your stay while cherishing the beauty of nature. The best to enjoy is visit all the nearby places in Kasauli and specially the riverside. Specially the kids enjoy the clear and cold water.

Activities & things to do: We did lot of siteseeing. This was our main and only activity. Rest i didnt find any unique activity to do in kasauli. I would suggest all to enjoy the clena air,clear water and wonderfull scenery.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kasauli is only 68 kms from chandigarh. For people from mumbai, reach chandigarh via flight, hire a cab to reach Kasauli. Also enjoy the road through out the journey and even the food at the roadside dhaba. They service A1 quality paneer sabzis.
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Prashant Mishra
  • Prashant Mishra
  • Lives in Noida
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted May 22, 2013
The hotel is at a very good location. Its feel very nice.I think best for the couples. Nice lodging and fooding

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good

Activities & things to do: Traveling

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: hh
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Kasauli Info

  • 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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