Kasauli

Kasauli at a glance:

Coordinates: 30.9013° N, 76.9649° E

State: Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli is a cantonment and town, located in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 77 km from Shimla and 65 km from Chandigarh.

How to reach Kasauli:

By Air :

The nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.

By Rail :

The nearest railway station is Kalka Railway Station. A train ride through the hills of Himachal is a rejuvenating experience in itself.

By Road :

Kasauli is well accessible via roadways.

Places to visit in Kasauli:

Baptist Church:

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Built-in the year 1923 by the Britishers, the architecture of this Church is influenced by a blend of Indian and Victorian styles. However, the church was damaged by a fire in 2008 and all internal furnishings were destroyed.

Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji:

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This Gurudwara is an important religious centre as well as a favourite tourist spot. Other than daily prayers and programmes, a special programme is held on Sundays. The Gurudwara also offers accommodation facilities

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Monkey point:

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This is the highest point in Kasauli and is said to have been the place where Lord Hanuman stepped on his way to get the Sanjeevani Booti. Hence, other than a flattering panoramic view of the river Sutlej and the town of Chandigarh, you will found a modest little Hanuman temple on this mountain top.

Sri Baba Balak Nath Temple:

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This temple is dedicated to Baba Balak Nath, an ardent follower of Lord Shiva. It is located 3 km away from Kasauli and can be easily reached by bus or taxi. The belief surrounding this temple is that if childless couples come and pray here they will be blessed with children.

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Sunset Point and Lover’s Lane:

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This area is a popular yet very quiet spot to enjoy the sunset, pine-laid landscapes, valleys and sceneries. Nearby to the Sunset, the point is a trail or a path known as the Lover’s Lane which is an only more quiet walk through the valleys and some of Kasauli’s most calm and breath-taking sceneries.

Timber Trail:

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The Timber Trail is a valley, between two adjacent hills of the Shivalik Range. A cable car is the main attraction here. It has a capacity of 10-12 people and transports passengers from the Timber Hill Resort to the Timber Trail and the other way around.

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What to Eat in Kasauli:

While in Kasauli you can relish some local and traditional cuisines of Himachal. One can try out the Sidu (a kind of locally made bread), Kadhi, Poppy Seeds Halwa, Madara and more. You can also sip into some refreshing and healthy teas popular here such as the Green Ginger Tea which has cinnamon has cinnamon and spices as well. Another beverage that one must not miss while here is the locally made wine. One can relish Peach wine, Plum wine, Apple wine, Sherry wine and some more. The area also has a vibrant and lip-smacking street food culture. Do indulge in the Samosas, Aloo Tikki, Kachori, Chole Bhature, Bread Pakoras and more. Other than these local flavours and indulges of the street one can have a fine dining experience at the various restaurants here that serve Indian, Italian, Continental and Chinese cuisine

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