Located at an altitude of 1795 meters above sea level, Kasauli is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Located 77 kilometers from the south of Shimla, a Kasauli can be seen while contacting Shimla hills on a toy train. Known for its cleanliness and beauty, Kasauli attracts a large number of tourists, especially at weekends. Very often called Shimla, Kasauli is a fairly hill station which is famous for FIR, Rhododendron, Chestnut, Oaks, and Willow. There is a Pasteur Institute in Kasauli which was set up in 1900 to create an antibiotic vaccine against the demise of mad dogs, and also treats hydrophobia disease. Kasauli is also the birthplace of the famous writer, Ruskin Bond.
The history of Kasauli came back in the 17th century when some Rajput family came to the village ‘Kasul’ to take shelter and later settled here. Due to the emergence of ‘north spring’, this place was known as Kasauli. Later, in the 19th century it was developed during the days of the Empire as a Cantonment Sanitarium by the British and Kasauli still retains the glory of the previous era.
Things to do in Kasauli
Monkey Point– There is a Hanuman temple at 300 meters above the monkey point. The highest point in Kasauli, this Kasauli is located approximately four kilometers from the bus terminus. It is said that Lord Hanuman touched his left foot on this hill while taking the herb ‘Sanjivini’ to fix Laxman (the younger brother of Lord Rama) and this hill has taken the shape of a foot. This point was also famous as Tap Snuff because the British had called it as tap nose after the colonel tap. Here one can get the view of bird city and bird of Sutlej river. Tourists should be careful while communicating with monkeys so that many monkeys can be seen. Under the authority of the Air Force of India, strictly speaking, anyone has to seek prior approval to go to the monkey point. Camera and mobile phones are not allowed in this area.
Baba Balak Nath Ji Temple– Sidh Baba Balak Nathji is a famous temple situated 3 km away from Kasauli. Located on the top of Graner Hill, it is said that one night Baba Balak Nath, a local man, appeared in Vijay Kumar’s dream and asked him to build a temple in this temple. There is a belief that a childless couple’s prayers will be given with a child, whose baptism is also done here. Pictures of children such blessed children kept in this temple.
Christ’s church– Located on the mall, it was built during the British era. One of the famous attractions in Kasauli, this church was built in the Gothic style architecture. A typical Anglican church, it is dedicated to St. Francis and St. Barnabas. The stone of its foundation was kept in 1884. There is a clock tower in front of the church and a Sunday. A graveyard is run by the church near this church and the graveyard here dates from the 1850s and earlier. Another famous church in Kasauli is Saint Patrick, the Irish Roman Catholic Church near St. Mary’s School.
Brahma Kumari Meditation Center-Located near the Central Research Institute, this spiritual center offers a free basic course. Course time 8 am to 12 pm and 4-8pm.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple– It is located 1/2 km from Garhalal. Created by Sai Sudha Trust in 1989, Sai Baba’s idol was made in Jaipur and the burning flame in this temple is a symbol of the divine power of Sai Babaji of Flame Shirdi.
There are beautiful walks and trails through the pines, pine, oaks, etc. near Kasauli. Some of the collections are 3.5 km away from Lower Mall to Kimmughat, from Mashobra School to Permu, 1.5 km long Swanwar-Mandodhar Walk with thick Kona Gate.Find out the gate coming out of the school, which is called ‘Moti Corner’, which runs on Downhill Influence, Kasauli Club, Monkey Point at Sunwar Station on Kalka-Shimla Railway Line – 4 km away from Kasauli bus stand Dharampur etc. road