Kasauli Solan | Tourist Place Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli at an height of 1951 m, is a small hill station and picnic spot. It is the nearest hill station from Chandigarh It is just 3 hours of drive from the city beautiful. Below the Kasauli hills there lies the plains of Punjab and Haryana.

Kasauli was built by the Britishers and is still time-warped in its colonial architecture and ambiance. The cobbled streets, quaint gabled houses, gardens and orchards offer a well preserved feel of colonial environment.

Mixed forests of chir-pine, Himalayan oak and huge horse chestnuts surround Kasauli. Being a Cantonment area Kasauli is very well maintained.

Kasauli has a Cantonment area maintained by Indian Air Force about 3.5 kms away from Kasauli Bus Stand. A temple of Hanuman is situated on the top of a hill called Monkey Point within the Cant Area. A Identity Proof is required to visit the temple.

This place is well known for its snow clad mountains views, thick forests and a cool breeze in the evenings make it a perfect choice for travellers.

Kasauli is best suited for day hikes, Camping and family picnics. Christ and the Baptist Church are the other attractions of Kasauli.

Weather and Climate

Kasauli has a pleasant climate all through the year. Temperature varies from 14 °C minimum to 28 °C maximum. Nights remains cooler/

Monsoons are pleasing with low rainfalls. Monsoon is the best season to visit Kasauli.

Winters are colder here. This season experiences frequent snowfalls and the temperature ranges between 5°C to 14°C.

Places And Activities

MONKEY POINT :Monkey Point 3.5 km from kasauli is a hill in Air Force cantonment which derives its name from Rishi Man-Ki who used to worship an idol of Lord Hanuman and later the a small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman was built there. The area being restricted from security point of view, no belongings like Camera etc are allowed.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS :Christ and the Baptist Church are examples of Kasauli's colonial architecture. Central Research Institute established in 1906 by Dr. Sample prepares various vaccines. Kuthar (46 km) has an old palace with wall paintings. The small Sanwara Station (16 km) on the Kalka Shimla Railway line can make a good downhill hike from Kasauli.

How to reach?

The nearest airport are at Chandigarh, (65 km) and Jubbar Hatti (73km). Kasauli is connected by road. The nearest broad gauge railhead is Kalka, 37 km away. Taxis and buses for Kasauli are available from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kalka and Shimla.

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