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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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Mohit Saini

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  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
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"An awesome place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This place is so much awesome for Romance, for picnic for night out. You have to visit there with your loved ones and gain the experience of great journey. You have to see the snow fall there. You have to breath there with fresh air. Enjoy the journey.
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Anil Siwach

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  • Anil Siwach
  • Lives in Hisar
  • 5 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
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"Mesmerizing beauty" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
During my visit, it was less crowded. We had a pleasant walk till the start of the steps and then climbed to check our fitness. After reaching the top it was an amazing view. It was a sunny day. This is one of the peaceful sights with lots of monkeys around you gain height as you move up and the view from top is adorable tough jammed during peak season days! Still the beauty is mesmerizing and this place is a must visit if you are on your visit to Kasauli!
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Meenu Singh

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"A relegious place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The place is very small but more attractive. Visit if you want silent about your life problems. Dharampur near by should also be visited. These two places are very religious for many gods earthing tales. For making peace in life everyone visit and also promote this little beautiful place. It is so cold in hot summer. Please visit in hot season best is July-August.
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Anandita Munjal

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  • Lives in Panchkula
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"A good experience of the nature"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is the perfect holiday place for a 2 day vacation. With all time good weather. With those big pine trees all over the place you feel relaxed, stress-free and can breathe. A stroll on the mall road is exciting as you get attracted to a lot many street shops and street food. One really relishes hot pakoras and chaai in such a weather. The place also offers a variety of hotels in all budgets. Watching The sunset and sunrise from the roads of kasauli is mesmerising.

PS - always carry an umbrella with you when in Kasauli. It can rain anytime.
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Rahul Wadhwa

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  • Lives in Chandigarh
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"Good only for small one day outing"

  • 2/7
  • Posted 1 month 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

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  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"Relaxing, natural beauty & serenity"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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"A peaceful place"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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

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  • Pankj Krkr
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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"Feel close to god and nature at same time"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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  •  38 helpful votes
  •  5139 readers

"Best place if you want some good time with your buddies"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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"Nice place as weekend getaway"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 25, 2015
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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