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Kasauli
(Himachal Pradesh, India)

 

DISTANCES / LOCATION

  • Shimla to Kasauli : 77 kms
  • Solan to Kasauli : 44 kms
  • Kalka to Kasauli : 35 kms
  • Chandigarh to Kasuali : 61 kms

GENERAL INFORMATION

Some locals would believe that Kasauli comes from Kausalya, a mountain stream that flows between Kasauli and Jabli. The name might even have been derived from Kusmawali or Kusmali, meaning flower maiden. Given the abundance with which the hills of Kasauli bloom from spring to autumn, this could well be the truth.

The two main walks around Kasauli, the Upper and Lower Mall are beautiful. The residents of Kasauli walk a lot, for Kasauli was always short on hill resort attractions and meant for getting about on your own two feet, in communion with nature or if you are lucky, a walking partner. The somewhat steep Upper Mall takes you past an important landmark, the Kasauli Club.

This salubrious hill station of Kasauli is famous for its different moods. The period between April and June is known for wild blooms and their astounding aroma. Wild rose, rhododendrons, coral tree, flame of the forest, katchnar and kashmal give the surroundings a bewitching look. Though the hill station is known for its green cover, the rainy season also adds to the greenness. The fog clouds which are a rule of the day during the monsoons, pave the way for romantic moments. A sunny day in winter is a most valuable phenomenon for the visitor. The snowfall between January and February makes the hill station a veritable goldmine for ruffled nerves.

PLACES TO VISIT

Monkey Point : The highest point in Kasauli called Monkey Point, is just 4-km from the Kasauli bus stand. The Monkey Point commands an excellent view of the distant plains of Chandigarh region and the river Satluj, tracing a silvery trail through the scene. A small temple is also situated on the top of the hill, which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. According to a legend, at the end of Ramayana when Lord Hanuman was returning from the Himalayas after obtaining Sanjivani Booty or the Magical Herb, his foot touched the hill and thus the top of hill is in a foot shape. On a clear and starry night the gorgeous view of Chandigarh can be seen from the Monkey Point.

Sanawar : Just 6-km from Kasauli, Sanawar houses one of the best schools in the country. The Lawrence school is almost one hundred-years-old and a major attraction of the town.

Dharampur : Just 15-km from Kasauli on the National Highway No.22, Dharampur is situated. Amidst the healthy air of the fragrant pines, Dharampur has one of the best hospitals in India for the cure of tuberculosis. It is also connected by Kalka-Shimla railway line.

Sabathu : A little cantonment town has a Gurkha fort built in the early years of the 19th century, situated at an altitude of 1,437m. This cantonment town quartered the British soldiers at the time of British Empire. A diversion road from Dharampur 15-km away leads to the Sabathu town.

Dagshai : Another little cantonment at an altitude of 1,925m just 19-km from Kasauli, it is accessible by a link road, which diverts from Dhrampur. Dagshai is perched on a small hill and comprises of a military public school and numerous military barracks.

HOW TO REACH KASAULI ?

|| BY ROAD ||

Kasauli is 15 km from Dharampur, 37 km from Kalka and 65 km from Chandigarh. Or you could proceed to Kalka and then take a bus, takes about an hour to reach Kasauli.

|| BY TRAIN ||

The nearest railhead is at Kalka (37 km), Haryana and 44-km from Solan. Solan is also connected with narrow gauge railway line from Kalka.

|| BY AIR ||

The nearest airports are at Chandigarh (65 km) and Simla (73 km).

CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Kasauli enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. Though the place can be visited throughout the year, the ideal time is during the summer months when the hill resort beats the heat of the plains. Cotton clothing is apt for the summer months whereas woolens are required for the winters.

 

 
 
 

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