Located between Kalka and Shimla, Kasauli is a nature's paradise for the tourists. It was established during the British era and indeed is a must visit place in North India. Here are a few things that you can enjoy in Kasauli Trekking
Kasauli is blessed with natural splendor and the pleasant weather, beautiful terrain and comfortable hilly track makes a perfect opportunity to trek. Cherishing the local attractions one can have a pleasant time from dawn to dusk trekking in the hilly terrain. A good tracksuit and shoes and you are all set to explore Kasauli. Walk through nature
From the lower Mall to Kimmughat, sunset point, Lover’s lane, Gilbert trail, etc. are a perfect to have a walk with your partner savoring the love times. Nature makes a perfect path for you to accentuate your love while you admire its creations. Enjoy Bird watching- For nature lovers, Kasauli is a must go. This quaint hill station is home to some exotic migratory birds like Red-billed Leiothrix and Grey Bushchat. Summer season is the time when the chance of spotting such birds in the natural habitat is the highest. Visit the Kasauli brewery- One of the most visited places in Kasauli, this brewery was set up in 1800s and is the Asia’s oldest operating distillery. Along with being famous for Scotch whisky it is also famous for its techniques and equipments.
Take the toy train- When in Kasauli, don’t miss the chance of experiencing toy train that runs from Dharampur and Barog. The train will take you through hill tunnels, pine forests, and the longest tunnel at Barog which runs for over 3 minutes.
Places to see in Kasauli
Though Kasauli is a small hill station, it has many incredible places to visit. Most of the tourist places in Kasauli are established in the British era. Here are some incredible places to visit in Kas Kasauli Brewery
Established in the 1820s Kasauli Brewery later laid the foundation of Kasauli Town. All the equipment installed in the brewery were brought specially from Britain by Edward Dyer. The idea behind the establishment was to compliment the weather of the valley which closely resembles the environment of Scotland. Single Malt Whiskey is the primary produce of the Brewery. Also, freshly brewed Indian pale ale of Kasauli Brewery is pretty celebrated. Christ Church
The Christ Church was established in 1853 by the Britishers. Nestled amidst the lush green forest of deodar and Pine the church is an incredible sight to behold. An exemplary marvel of neo-gothic architecture, the Christ Church is one of the most visited tourist places in Kasauli. The environment here is serene which let you spend some time in peace amidst nature. Sunset Point
At the end of the upper Mall road, you find a place that offers you a chance to bid an amazing goodbye to the day. The Sunset Point is visited by many visitors to witness the splendor of the set setting for the day. The amazing colors spread in the color palette of the sky make the most picturesque sight. From here one starts the trek to Gilbert Trail. Manki Point
Also known as Monkey Point, this is one of the highest peaks in Kasauli. As per the legend, this is the very place where Lord Hanuman placed his foot while he was in search of Sanjeeveni booti to cure the injured Lakshman. The peak is one place from where you can view the entire valley and admire the scenic beauty of Kasauli. The snow-capped Himalayas, the pristine Satluj River, and the lush green deodar forest make the scenery mesmerizing. The area is occupied by Indian Airforce and one has to take special permission to explore this place. Krishna Bhawan Mandir
Built in 1926, the Krishna Bhawan Mandir is a perfect example of Indian and European style architecture. It is a temple constructed in a church style and this is what makes it unique. It is revered as a prime place of religious importance in Kasauli. The local, as well as the tourist, come here to offer their prayers to the lords. Sri Baba Balak Nath temple- Baba Balak Nath who was an ardent follower of Lord Shiva has a temple dedicated to himself, 3 kms away from Kasauli. Every year thousands of people from all over the country visit the temple. It is believed that if a childless couple visits the temple, they are blessed with a baby.
Food and Shopping in Kasauli
Food in Kasauli
Situated amidst Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli shows a perfect mix of the Punjabi and pahadi cuisine. The local food is spicy and delicious. Madara, poppy seeds halwa and a locally made delicacy sidu is the specialty of this region. Apart from the local food, the Tibetan food in Kasauli is a great treat. There are many stalls that sell relishing momos and other Tibetan dishes. Band Samosa is another specialty of Kasauli which is a stuffed bun served with chole and chutney. Shopping in Kasauli
Kasauli is a shopper’s paradise. There are many small shops on the mall road laden with woolen stuff. The Tibetan shopkeepers have some amazing and fashionable stuff for fashionistas. There is a fruit market as well where you may buy fresh and juicy fruits from the locale. The shops here also sell types of jams, juices, and marmalades made from the fruit locally cultivated. Another thing which is a must buy from Kasauli is the locally made fruit wine. You can buy apple wine, plum wine, peach wine, sherry wine and black grape wine here in Kasauli.
How to reach Kasauli
Being a small town, Kasauli does not have a bus stand of its own. One has to get down at the Parwanoo bus stand from where buses and taxies are easily available. Parwanoo bus stand is 7 kilometers away from Kasauli. By Taxi
Traveling in a taxi to Kasauli is the best decision. It gives you a chance to explore the incredible countryside of Kasauli. There is regular taxi service to Kasauli from Chandigarh, Shimla, Delhi, Ambala, etc. By Train
Sonwara is the nearest railway station for Kasauli. It is around 4 kilometers from Kasauli, There is good rail connectivity to this railway station. There are many taxi providers that run taxi services to and fro Kasauli. Also, many buses both private and government run on this route regularly. By Air
There is no airport in Kasauli, however, the nearest airport is Chandigarh International airport that has regular flights from many national and international locations. Kasauli is hardly 25 kilometers from the airport and one can reach Kasauli by bus or hire a cab.
Kasauli Distance from near by Places
Chandigarh 25 kilometers Kasauli Distance from Parwanoo 7 kilometers Kasauli Distance from Kalka 9 Kilometers Kasauli Distance from Sonwara 4 Kilometers Kasauli Distance from Koti 6 Kilometers