Kasauli is a lovely hill station near Chandigarh, dating back to the British Raj era. According to a popular Hindu legend, the Monkey God Hanuman’s foot touched the Kasauli hill when he was bringing back the Sanjeevani Booti (life-saving herb).
It was set up as a cantonment town by the British in 1842 while fighting the war against Sikhs. Later it was developed by them as a hill station.
More facts –
- The renowned author Ruskin Bond was born in kasauli.
- Nathuram Godse was held in Kasauli during his trial for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
- Kasauli is located 1951m above sea level.
- The 159 years old Anglican Church was built by the British in the shape of cross.
- The kasauli Club established in 1880 is one of the renowned clubs in the state.
- Baba Balak Nath Temple and Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir are popular shrines.
- The Baptist Church built in 1923 is a remarkable blend of Gothic and Indian architecture.
- Bird-watchers love to grab binoculars and spot species like Blue Magpies, Jungle Babblers, Flycatchers.
- Roadside stalls offer many types of delicious thukpas, dim surns and bandsamosas for the hidden foodies.
- The Manki Point is the highest point with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Offering Rewarding views of valley to the trekkers.
- The Sunrise Point at the Lower Mall offers breathtaking views of rising sun.
About Location –
Kasauli is located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The nearest airport is 53km away in Chandigarh city. The kalka Railway Station is the closest broad gauge station about 28km away. Luxury and state run buses connect Kasauli with major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Kalka.
There are so many near by attraction places like Sanawar, Timber Trail, Dagshai, Chail, Bon Monastery, Sabathu, Barog, Arki, Solan Brewery, Fort of Gurkha, Giri Ganga and Dharampur.
The best time to visit Kasauli is from month March to November.