Kasauli is an ideal quiet holiday location away from
the maddening crowd of the town. It is situated on the way from Shimla to
Chandigarh. This is a small hilly town that is most visited by the peace lovers
as a short getaway trip.
Kasauli is a small town in the lap of the Himalayas
in the southeast part of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on a relatively lower
edge of the Himalayan Mountains. The small beautiful town is surrounded by a
dense woody forest of cedar and pine trees. The mystical sense surrounding this
place comes from the lavish Victorian buildings made by the Britishers who used
to live here many years back. These buildings are a reminder of the glorious
past of this hill station. Many endangered faunas can also be found in the
dense jungles of this region. The place is not about activities or particular
attractions but it is all about the calmness, serenity, and peace that Kasauli
provides to the visitors. Kasauli can be the best escape trip from one’s hectic
life amidst nature which can soothe the soul.
More on Kasauli
The British Cantonment
Kasauli is located in the Solan district of Himachal
Pradesh. The calm mountains have witnessed several events of British rulers. In
1842, this hilly town was set up. It has an altitude of 1900 meters above sea
level. Many Victorian architectures adorn this small town, which enhances its
grace. One can get lost in the lap of nature with the calmness and serenity of
the hills surrounding the small town. The dense forest of Kasauli is the home
to many endangered and exotic varieties of herbs (Milk Thistle), pines (Chir
Pine), and colourful birds which add a typical mystical spell in the
Switch on the Explorer Mode
For adventure lovers, Kasauli has some interesting
options. Apart from its rejuvenating natural walks amidst the panoramic natural
views, Kasauli is a great place for trekking and camping. The local flavours of
this place are needed to be explored. A variety of food items like poppy seed
halwa, dumplings, and local bread Sidu are very delightful to the taste buds.
Another popular refreshment of this area is the special Ginger Green Tea which
a healing effect on the caffeine lovers.
Due to the political conditions in the 17th
century, some Rajput families of Rewari moved to this small town named ‘Kasul’
from Haryana. The place was named after the water spring situated in the same
area. When the Britishers discovered this place, filled with natural beauty and
serenity, they bought it from the local Rana and transformed it into a garrison
troop. Soon they realized that this place is too beautiful to be a garrison so
they declared it as a hill station strictly for British officials. After India
got its independence, the town came under the region of Himachal Pradesh. This
is one of the places where the least alterations were made by human
interference. So still today Kasauli is a popular hill station maintaining its
pristine beauty and charm.
Restaurants and Local Food in Kasauli
Every visitor can enjoy the delights of some
Himalayan cuisines during their stay in Kasauli. They must try Kadhi, Sidu (a
type of locally made bread), Maadra, Poppy Seed Halwa, and more. One can also
enjoy various refreshments that are served here like very popular Ginger Green
Tea which has different spices and cinnamon. Locally made wine is another
must-try beverage. One should not miss this while they are staying here. They
can relish Plum wine, Peach wine, Sherry wine, Apple wine, and some more. A variety
of lip-smacking, delicious street food items is also available here. The
tourists can indulge in Aloo Tikki, Samosas, Kachori, Bread Pakoras, Chole
Bhature, and many more. Apart from indulging in these local exotic food items,
refreshments, and street foods, one can also enjoy fine dining at the various
restaurants here which serve various platters of Italian, Indian, Chinese and
1: At first, one has to reach Kasauli by the morning. If possible, the visitors
can go to the Sunset Point to enjoy the natural view of the sunset and then
they can go to the Mall area.
2: One can start their day by visiting the Monkey Point, which is the highest
point of Kasauli. Then they can visit the Christ Church and other temples
around the place. One can also visit Sabathu and Dharamput which has a 19th
century Gurkha fort.
3: A natural walk along the Gilbert Trail can be indulged by the visitors.
4: On the next day one can go to Baptist Church, Kasauli brewery, the highest
brewery in the world and Central Research Institute.