The much-used term of `time warp' takes on a whole new meaning when applied to the pretty little town of Kasauli (1,927 mt) in Himachal Pradesh. The British came to Kasauli during the days of the Raj, and although they’ve gone, they’ve left behind more than a mere hint of their presence- in the quiet cobbled streets, the flower-filled gardens fronting gabled bungalows, the lovely churches around Kasauli. The bustle of Shimla, just 77 km away, seems almost part of another time zone.
Kasauli makes for a great getaway from the busy city of Chandigarh or the hurly burly of Delhi. So travel to Kasauli and lose yourself in the timeless allure of this beautiful hill station.
How to Reach Kasauli?
By Air : The airport closest to Kasauli is at Chandigarh, 61 km away, and connected to Kasauli by bus and taxi.
By Rail : The nearest railhead is Kalka at a distance of 40 km from Kasauli. From Kalka take a bus or hire a taxi to get to Kasauli.
By Road : A good road links Kasauli to a number of towns in northern India, including Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi, with frequent buses from across Himachal Pradesh arriving at Kasauli's bus stand.
Best Time to Visit Kasauli
Kasauli's at its best between April and November, so this is the best time to visit, as the weather's pleasant and not too cold. Deep winter (January-February) has temperatures hovering between 0°C and 20°C, while peak summer - May and June- sees the mercury hit a high of 32°C.
Having said that, these days days Kasauli has no dearth of visitors all year round. Kasauli has slowly but surely become a haven for tourists looking for short breaks given its connectivity to Delhi and Chandigarh. So book your trip any time, as any time is a good time to visit Kasauli!
Things to do in Kasauli
A quiet retreat from the maddening chaos of the busy city life, Kasauli with its flowers-filled gardens and cobbled streets has a wide range of things to do that would suit each and every traveller.
Kasauli has some wonderful sightseeing options and a must visit is a Monkey Point. The view from this point overlooking Sutlej River is breathtaking. If you derive pleasure in watching birds in their habitat then Kasauli is the place for you. The pine and deodar forests in the hill station offer a lifetime chance to a passionate birdwatcher. Marvel at the sights of beautiful churches or pay a visit to Krishan Bhavan Mandir built in European style.
The hill station offers activities like trekking, paragliding, and camping for adventurous travellers and if that it is too much for you then you can opt for nature walks around the lush green forests of Kasauli.
Just let the pristine air of this stunning hill station calm and soothe your soul and rejuvenate you so that you are ready to face the world once back at home.
Places Near Kasauli
Some of the interesting places near Kasaulithat you can visit are Sanawar and Dagshai which are mentioned below.
Sanawar is just 6kms from Kasauli, and has one of the best schools in the country. The Lawrence School is almost one hundred-years-old and a major attraction.
Dagshai, 19 km away is a sun-dappled cantonment town. Spend a few moments at the cemetery here and then stop off for a picnic in the pristine pine and oak forests. Totally off the tourist route, you can enjoy some moments of peace and solitude here.
Hotels in Kasauli – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Kasauli ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.