Kasauli Hill Station
Kasauli was developed by the British during hey days of the empire as a cantonment sanitarium. Situated at a height of 6000-7000 feet above sea level Kasauli is popular round the year and crowns one of the frontline foothills of the Shivaliks. 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, 927 meters, Kasauli is a quaint little town with a strong Colonial influence. Legend has it that Kasauli came into being when Lord Hanuman, on his way to getting the Sanjeevani herb, stepped here for jumping on to the Sanjeevani hill. At Kasauli there is a Hanuman Mandir atop the 300-mt high hillock, called Monkey Point, where Hanuman is supposed to have rested his feet. Lying 15 km from Dharampur, 37 km from Kalka and and 65 km from Chandigarh. it's main attraction are it's overall cleanliness and it's accessibility. The narrow winding roads which their way up and down the hill side offer some magnificent sights.
Best Time To Visit April To September
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 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.
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.
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 1844.
- By Air: The nearest airports are at Chandigarh ( 65 km ), and Simla ( 73 km ).
- By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Kalka ( 37 km ).
- By Road: Kalka 35 Km.Shimla 77 Km.Chandigarh 62 Km.Delhi 315 Km.