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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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Ashish Vats

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  • Ashish Vats
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Kasauli, overall a nice place to go!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Today
Ultimate place. Calm and romantic good for those who want to spend time with their loved once, far away from the busy, crowded hill stations. Good for small trips from Delhi. Easy and amazing driving experience. Drive yourself if you are from Delhi. NH-1
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Vansh Choudhary

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  • Vansh Choudhary
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  26 readers

"Kasauli, amazing!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Phenomenon view. Once in life experience. Awesome place for natural lover & must visit. Amazing road adventure way. Mountain riding, cool and calmness such a amazing place to visit.
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Umesh Baghel

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  • Umesh Baghel
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Lovely place & a nice place to relax" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This is a very good place for hang out with your friends or family. I enjoyed lot at there with my friends and this place have many beautiful locations and places. I love to come at here with my friends and every time I get relaxed at here and it attract me very much.
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Parej Chamaria

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  • Parej Chamaria
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Fun at Kasauli"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a must visit place for people who love nature. There are various routes by which one can reach there like railways along with road travel, or whole journey via road. The scenery of the place is very nice. One likes to do photography of nature should visit the place as he will find lots of opportunities to do so.
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Rajendra Makharia

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  • Rajendra Makharia
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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Serendipity in Kasauli"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was on a cold December morning that I and my brother left Meerut in a Volkswagen car and drove all the way down through Sonipat, Karnal, Ambala and Chandigarh turning off at Dharampur, a Dhaba town, towards Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh passing via some the luminary schools of India like Lawrence at Sanawar. Kasauli is a small sleepy township nestling in the Shivaliks, cradled among the pines and cedars at height of around 1950 meters, in shadow of the mighty Queen of hill station Shimla. The town reminds you of the bygone Raj era due to presence of lovely villas, currently owned by retired army generals and other bigwigs, which may have been once occupied earlier by burra-sahibs, and the puny market and the army club now known as Kasauli Club. On the upper reaches beyond the Club are the Army rest houses and Air Force station which make for a good 5 km walk to and fro from the Club.

We were booked in the Kasauli Club in probably their best room on the first floor which overlooked the tree line at the setting sun and at the twinkling lights of the vast plains of Punjab and Haryana below in the subsequent darkness at night. In the Club's barroom we downed the cheapest pegs of 'chota hazr'. The meals were delicious, perhaps the cheapest in a Club anywhere in India.

As Kasauli is a small cantonment town with plenty of beautiful nature trails, so the best way to explore the mystique of the place is by means of foot. It's a great place for walks, (probably the only pastime one can have there). The Upper Mall where the Club is situated is the best place this activity. The Lower Mall takes you along several hotels and shops. The famed Khushwant Singh spent his life in Kasauli until his death about a year ago. Kasauli awakens when the hoard of boarding schools vacations start and parents come to fetch their children. The idyllic period to visit Kasauli would be at any-time in the year but avoid the summer rush. One should not miss stopping at Dharampur to have filling delicious meals Giani's Dhaba.

Kasauli is well connected by road on the Chandigarh - Shimla highway. The closest broad gauge railhead is at Kalka, 37 km away from where the heritage train to Shimla halts at Dharampur 12 km away. The closest airports are at Chandigarh, (65 km) and Shimla (73km). Taxis and buses for Kasauli are available from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kalka and Shimla.
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Sharvil Vakharia

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  • Sharvil Vakharia
  • Lives in Surat
  • 1 Review

"Trek to Sar Pass base camp Kasol"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The town located in the beautiful Parvati Valley is a big tourist place with snow on the mountain peaks of Kullu district. Kasol was base camp for Sar Pass trek organised by Youth Hostel Association of India. Small town has many Israeli tourist attraction, there a temple called Manikaran situated 5km far from Kasol.
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Prashant Vishwakarm

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  • Prashant Vishwakarm
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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"Great place to chill-Kasauli"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great place for chill-out with friends. Great sightseeing! There's a timber trail on the way. That's too great for the sightseeing of the mountains. Beautiful nature views from timber trail. There's highest peak from there you can see great views of nature and from there one can see the view of Chandigarh if the weather is good otherwise can't.
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Mridul Jain

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  • Mridul Jain
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Beautiful place! nice destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
What a fantastic and refreshing place. A must to visit. One can enjoy the scenery and the beauty of the mountains. Do visit the church and the Hanuman temple. You can also view the Sukhna lake of Chandigarh from great height. Has several beautiful spots like sunrise & sunset point and many more.
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Maninder singh Tuli

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  • Maninder singh Tuli
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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"Best place for adventure sports and peace too in Kasauli"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I went to Kasauli recently with friends to celebrate my birthday. I choose Kasauli as it was the only best option I would see to easy and fast to reach. I stayed at Aestus Wellness Centre in Kasauli as this place was have all the things together which includes amazing adventure sports, food, amphitheatre, bonfire, music, trekking, rain forest, waterfall, etc. Food is organic and really amazing which they customize it according to the guest. I recommend all the friends to must visit the place and going to gift the package for my family too.
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Atindra Shekhar

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  • Atindra Shekhar
  • Lives in Dehradun
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"Not a perfect holiday trip- average destination Kasauli"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kasauli is a good place for mountain lover or scenic beauty lover, but it not always what it seems from the photos. I was there along with my friends to see the place. You can get buses from Chandigarh to Kasauli in the morning and evening but coming back to Chandigarh from Kasauli will be a problem for you. There is no public transport in the city. If you have a personal vehicle then it is very much beneficial for you else you will have to walk a lot distance.

The Christ church is good for visiting and even in the starting of the city. Manki point is the most famous place here which is quite far if you don't have your vehicle, you cant take your camera or phone or any electronics with you to that place as it is also a air force base station. You can prefer to explore Chandigarh or Shimla instead of Kasauli. Only a one time visit place.
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