Places To Visit In Kasauli
Founded by the British in the year 1842 as a Colonial hill station, Kasauli is blessed with abundant lush greenery, natural beauty, lovely weather and tranquility. The quaint hill town is just 77 km from Shimla. Of course, an ideal weekend destination from Delhi, Kasauli is pretty rich in flora and fauna. If you wish to treat your eyes to the mesmerizing views of the surroundings then Monkey Point is the best place for you.
In the evening, you can enjoy a leisure walk at the Mall and indulge in shopping for interesting knick-knacks. Moreover, Kasauli is a superb hill station near Delhi to enjoy a peaceful and laid-back vacation, away from the hustle-bustle of city life. For memorable sunset views, do visit the Sunset point. Additionally, camping, trekking and nature walks can also be done here.
Places to visit in Kasauli during a weekend getaway
Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Ji – A historical shrine visited by many ardent followers of Guru Nanak Devi Ji. This Gurudwara is an important religious center as well as a favorite tourist spot. Other than daily prayers and programmes, a special programme is held on the Sundays. The Gurudwara also offers ccommodation facilities.
Baptist Church – Constructed in 1923, the church is a famous tourist spot. 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.
Kasauli Brewery – predating the town, the Kasauli brewery is known for freshly brewed Indian pale ale and malt whiskeys
Monkey point - Kasauli's Monkey point is the highest point of the town and is one of the most famous attractions of the place. Located at a mere distance of 4 kilometres from the bus stand, this destination has a small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Being the highest point of the town, the Monkey point has some scenic views to offer. You can capture the bird's eye view of the nearby cities of Chandigarh, Kalka, and Panchkula from this point. The mighty river Sutlej can also be seen coursing its way through the mountain ways and combined with the enchanting view of the nearby mountains is a breathtaking scene.
Local legend dictates that while fetching the Sanjeevani herb for Laxman, Lord Hanuman's foot touched this spot. You would be surprised to learn that the top of the hill is shaped like a foot. "Tapp's Nose" was the name given to this unusual shape of the rock. There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman set on top of the hill which always remains crowded with monkeys.
The fresh mountain breeze coupled with the reverberating sounds of temple bells is a unique encounter with serenity and should not be missed. Thus, Monkey point is a perfect spot for the nature lovers who adore getting lost in what can be described as a wonderful combination of scenic views, hopping monkeys, and peaceful vibes.
Timber Trail, Kasauli – Wrapped in the quiet charms of Himachal Pradesh, Timber Trail in the city of Kasauli is a quiet little hill station. The destination is an emerald beauty with its many pine and coniferous trees. Perhaps the most sought-after destination around in Kasauli's Parwanoo, Timber Trail is a favourite among the backpacker community and students alike. Well within the bounds of the city and away from it still, this place is the perfect place for the ones who are looking for serenity within the hustle bustle of the town.
The view from the heights of the Timber Trail is breathtaking in every aspect. This place is popular for its ropeway rides, which are a thrilling experience. Sliding through the mountain ways while surrounded by the incredible natural beauty is a refreshing experience. The deep gorges right below the ropeway will give you an incredible adrenaline rush without even moving your feet! A few quaint hotels are also available here, which are the perfect place to stay over and enjoy the virgin charms of this destination.
Sunset point and Lover's Lane, Kasauli - This area is a popular yet a very quiet spot to enjoy the sunset, pine-laid landscapes, valleys and sceneries. Nearby to the Sunset 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.
However it is preferable to leave the area before its gets dark or late in the evening, since it tends to be a rather off-beat place with not to many facilities.
Sri Baba Balak Nath Temple, Kasauli - 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.
Mall Road Kasauli -This is the starting point of the amazing trekking experience, a much loved exception to the otherwise quiet Kasauli. For a small town that it is, th