Everything you need to know about Hill Station
The picturesque town of Kasauli was built during the British Raj. The destination is a great place to visit in the summer to beat the heat, and in the winter it is a beautiful and cool place perfect for the hot sun. Here is your complete travel guide to the destination. By Anouchka Goel
The town and cantonment of Kasauli is located in the Solan district. The destination is located in Himachal Pradesh. It was created by the British during the British Raj. The destination, a colonial hill station, is a beautiful summer city close to Chandigarh and New Delhi and is a popular summer destination. It is also an important railway junction in northern India.
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What to do
Travelers can explore its markets and churches. Savor the local snacks and shop for woolen shawls, or spend time strolling and soaking up the natural beauty of this tranquil hill station.
The best places to visit in Kasauli
Kasauli’s highest point, Monkey (or Manki) Point offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. It is believed that Lord Hanuman set foot here when he went in search of the Sanjeevani Booti. The destination is accessible after a short hike. You can soak up the snow-capped peaks, the Sutlej River, and several other stunning views.
If you’re looking to spend some time surrounded by nature, head to the Gilbert Trail. The 1.5 kilometer trail takes you through the mountains and offers views of the Himalayas. Additionally, the trail is home to various species of birds.
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Church of Christ
The old gothic church is a breathtaking sight. The gray brick structure is complemented by green walls painting a stunning Victorian structure. The church is a quiet and calm place, and will make you feel at peace. In addition, the lush greenery will seduce you for sure!
Like most hill stations, Kasauli also has a Mall Road. Here you can enjoy snacks such as bun-samosa, tea, Maggi and other delicious treats. Shop for local produce, buy local wines, and purchase winter essentials such as shawls and shoes to make the most of your time there.
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A short walk through the cantonment area will take you to Sunset Point. The place has an observation gallery. Here you will be able to see the beautiful sunset, as well as the whole valley and the city of Chandigarh.
Best time to explore Kasauli
The best months to explore Kasauli are March to June and August to November.
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