Breathtaking mountain beauty, peaceful environment, picturesque gardens and orchards; enchanting is just the word that can describe Kasauli Himachal Pradesh. This popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh captures every heart with the majestic snow-capped mountains. A trip to Kasauli is full of pristine natural beauty to take back home and feel completely refreshed. Kasauli Hill Station, 77 km from Shimla, is full of dense forests that are home to beautiful and colourful birds. Perched at an altitude of 6,400 ft above sea level, Kasauli Tourism beckons one with rejuvenating holidays that compels them to come back again and again.
As per legend, the hill station of Kasauli was created by the feet of Lord Hanuman. While on his journey to Sanjeevani Hill, to get herb for Laxman (Lord Ram?s brother); he placed his feet here. Later in 17th century, Rajputs from Rewari Haryana settled in a town that they named Kasul. Some people say, Kasauli got its name from the mountain stream Kausalya that flows near this hill station. As time went by, the region became a part of the Gurkha expansion and later was turned into a sanatorium and cantonment in 1842.
The Famous Attractions of Kasauli
The highest point in Kasauli will greet your eyes with overwhelming views of the whole town. Also visit a small temple of Lord Hanuman over here. Due to security reasons from Air Force, no cameras or bags are allowed while visiting here.
At one point of time Barog used to be only a stopover, but in recent years it has gained immense popularity as a tourist attraction. From here you can enjoy the arresting views of the Choor Chandni, which is popularly known as the ?mountain of the silver bangle?.
Baptist Christ Church
A brilliant piece of Gothic architecture, the beautiful church is dedicated to St. Francis and St. Barnabas. It started functioning since 24th July 1853, in association with Chaplain Thomas John Edward Steel, M.A., St. John's College, Cambridge. The grey building is well ornamented and has a mirror work that is absolutely spellbinding. There is a clock tower and sundial in the front side which catches every eye.
Baba Balak Nath Temple
A natural cave temple on the Dhol Giri Mountain at Ghadkhal, this shrine is dedicated to Baba Balak Nath. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and the temple houses his idol that blesses childless couples with children. Every Sunday, priest of the temple called Baba Ji, sits on a throne and answers all queries of people related to career, marriage and children.
The junction of Upper and Lower Malls is dotted with many shops that sell excellent handicrafts. Most popular here is the Tibetan market.
Accommodation in Kasauli
From four-star, castles to budget hotels, every kind of accommodation option are available in Kasauli.
Best Time to Visit
Kasauli is a popular hill station that can be visited throughout the year. But the best time to visit the town is between April to June and September till November.
How to Reach
By Air : Chandigarh (64 km) and Shimla (77 km) are the nearest airports.
By Rail : Kalka (40 km) is the nearest railway station.
By Road : Kasauli is well connected by road. There are regular bus, coach and taxi services. The State transport buses ply on a regular basis from Chandigarh and Delhi.
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