Kasauli is a quaint little town that seems to exist in a time wrap
of an era that reminds one of the 19th century.
77-km from Shimla and 35-km from Kalka, at 1,927m, Kasauli is a
quaint little town that seems to exist in a time wrap of an era
that reminds one of the 19th century. Its colonial ambience is reinforced
by cobbled paths, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming facades
and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. Mixed forests of
chir-pine, Himalayan oak and huge horse chestnuts surround Kasauli.
Its narrow road slither up and down the hillsides and offer some
Kasauli is one of the small towns developed by the British during
the 'hey day' of the empire, and reached by a branch road from the
Kalka-Shimla road. The quite beautiful hill-station of Kasauli has
a Pastur Institute that produces the anti-rabies vaccine against
mad dog-bite and, at the same time, treats victims who have fallen
prey to the dead disease, Hydrophobia. The institute in Kasauli
set up in 1900, is the oldest in India, taking care of pet, police
and army dogs as well as their masters. Side by side another institute
produces other vaccines, this is the Central Research Institute
affording immunity from Typhoid, small-pox, cholera and snake-bite.
The Shimla Hills stand on water - parting between the Sutlej and
the Giri, a tributary of the Yamuna.
South of Shimla is the Panchmunda ridge, which is crossed by a
railway through a tunnel, the longest in the Kalka-Shimla run at
Barog, where a series of fissure to springs occur at its flank.
The first ridge above Kalka rises abruptly to pine-clad Kasauli
at a height of 1,927m and is joined by a 12-km bridle path. The
distance by road, however, from Kalka is 36.5-km.
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 Sanjivany 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.
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.
The Christ Church
Still unspoiled and very much as the British left it fifty years
ago, Kasauli has a fine old church. The Christ Church, is a typically
Anglican structure of the period and its foundation stone laid in
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 comprisse of a military public
school and numerous military barracks.
Dharampur, Shimla (15Km)
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.
In winter, temperature can lower just above freezing point when
heavy woollens are required. During summer, the climate is mild
and light woolens or cottons are recommended.
From Kasauli the nearest airport is Chandigarh. Shimla is nearest
airport for Solan.
Nearest railhead is Kalka in Haryana, which is 40-km from Kasauli
and 44-km from Solan. Solan is also connected with narrow gauge
railway line from Kalka.
Solan and Kasauli are well connected by road buses, coaches and
taxis are also easily available from Chandigarh and Delhi.
Best time to visit
April To September
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