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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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Rahul Wadhwa
  • Rahul Wadhwa
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"Good only for small one day outing" new review

  • 2/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
There's nothing special about Kasauli. You will not find good restaurants, good hotels and also there is no place as you call a scenic view that is generally admired in hilly areas.

Road till Dharampur is good but after that road is pathetic. There is only one temple where you can see some natural beauty but there also you are not allowed to carry cameras and mobile phones.

For me - there are much better places where you can enjoy your stay nearby.
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Rohit Nayak
  • Rohit Nayak
  • Lives in Gurgaon
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  • 3 Reviews

"Relaxing, natural beauty & serenity" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We were 3 friends who wanted to relax and move out from our daily chaotic routine. Kasauli was very relaxing trip for all 3 of us. We went by car and roads till Kasauli are fantastic, full of scenic beauty and greenery. We stayed at Ross Common and visited all near by places.

Monkey point, Church near by market and took toy train ride from Dharampur to Solan. Would definitely recommend this toy train ride to all as this takes you through a very nice and scenic route and ride is for 1 hour. Can explore local market of Solan and can return back to Sharampur by bus or by toy train itself. We took bus as the return timing of Toy train was too late.

Do visit Cafe Rudra, it has really good menu and at very attractive prices in Kasauli main market.
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Rajinder Gupta
  • Rajinder Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"A peaceful place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Good place to have a break; beautiful sceneries, fresh air. Man ki point is the best place to visit there. Other places are sunrise point, sunset point and a couple of trails. But lacks eat points and market; very limited options (2-3), average quality; a little away from the main area are a few good hotels. Not much to do except sitting down and enjoying the Nature. Travel in group to have fun or if you looking for peace.
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Pankj Krkr
  • Pankj Krkr
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"Feel close to god and nature at same time"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Feel close to god and nature at same time. Its just a nice place to be with family and friends. Temperature in winters is just amazing with clouds rushing over the road making it place next to heaven. You can reach to this place befor 5 pm and as this is under the air force india so after 5:00 this place is closed for visitors. Closest place is Chandigarh and you can travel to kasauli through bus or can fhire Taxi from any local operator forr the same.
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Sumant Sood
  • Sumant Sood
  • Lives in Yamunanagar
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"Best place if you want some good time with your buddies"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kasauli is a small town in laps of Himalayas. It is situated in Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, India. Nearest station - Dharampur. The beauty of this hill station was unmatched. It offers you many activities to spend your weekend. The Monkey Point (Temple), Mall Road where you can roam around & do some shopping, Church which is quite a famous one. Heritage Market is the main attractions of Kasauli. There are ample of good hotels. Weather is so pleasant there. I have visited this place more than 6 times with my cousins. The beauty of this place can attract anyone to visit again and again. This is one of the top destination of all of us to roam. One drawback is that you cant carry ur gadgets or cell phone to the Monkey Point as it is undertaken by Indian Air Force, but that is for security reason. There is nothing wrong in it. You can keep your gadgets in your car if you don't have a car than hire it. But don't skip Monkey Place its Lord Hanuman ji' Temple. Overall a good destination to spend your time with your buddies.
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Jatin Dhingra
  • Jatin Dhingra
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Nice place as weekend getaway"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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 Dec 20, 2014
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
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"Perfect for adveture and nature lovers"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2014
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 Dec 1, 2014
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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