is the nearest hill station from Delhi & Chandigarh.
If you start from Delhi early morning, you could actually
be in Kasauli in 5-1/2 hrs.
to get there - You
can drive into Kasauli from Delhi,
through the Panchkula by-pass, thus, saving 30-45 mins of
Chandigarh city. You could also take a train to
and then take a taxi to Kasauli (it should take 45 minutes).
You could also try a very scenic, yet, narrow stretch to
Kasauli, through a left turn, just after
the Petrol Pump in Parvanoo. This is also known as the “Old
Kasauli Road”. This is a shorter but slower
way, into Kasauli.
the Chandigarh route. It's just 350 km from Delhi
and shouldn't take more than 6-7 hrs by road. Note: There's
also a shortcut through Sector 4, Parwanoo via Jangeshu.
In winter, temperature can
lower just above freezing point when heavy woollens are
required. During summer, the climate is mild and light woolens
or cottons are recommended.
Ruskin Bond – the popular author of children’s literature,
Andy Mulligan – Irish rugby star, were both born in Kasauli.
Famous author Khushwant Singh comes to write and relax in
his ancestral home in Kasauli. Rahul Bose an actor & rugby
player from Mumbai comes to holiday to his house in Kasauli.
When India got its Independence, most of the British left
India. Major Robert & Mary Hotz remained and were running
the Alasia Hotel. They had a very beautiful daughter Sandra
and in early 1960s, Sir David Lean, the famous British film
director of “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Dr.Zhivago” and “Bridge
on the River Kwai” while filming in Kasauli, met Sandra
and fell in love with each other, which led to their marriage.
expat family which has the Ross Clan
flora & fauna of this area is astounding.
see places in and around Kasauli –
Monkey Point, Christ & Baptist Church, Central Research
Institute (1906), Kuthar, Sanwara Station, Baba Balak Nath
temple, Shirdi Sai Baba mandir, Lawrence School are some
of the important places to see.
Point – A hill which derived it’s name
from an ascetic Rishi ManKi, who incedently used to worship
an idol of Lord Hanuman. Now, there is a temple around the
idol, on the top of the hill. No cameras are allowed in
this area, as it falls under the Air Force high security
Christ & the Baptist Church – Perfect
examples of Colonial architecture.
Research Institute (C.R.I.) – Established
in the year 1906. The first anti-rabies vaccine was developed
here. It still prepares various vaccines.
– 46 kms from Kasauli town, houses an old
palace with wall paintings.
Balak Nath Temple – This is a famous temple
of Sidh Baba Balak, 3 km on the hill-top.
Sai Baba Mandir – Half km away from Garkhal
(entry point to Kasauli town) and built
in 1989 around an idol of Sai Baba built in Jaipur. It also
has burning flame, signifying the divine power of Sai Baba
School - Sanawar, Kasauli Mr. Henry Lawrence
founded this school in around 1848 on the top of a hill.
That is also when he built the first cottage in Kasauli,
which is known as Sunny Side.
Kasauli Club was established in the 1880. In the 2001 the
club was totally destroyed in a fire and it took till 2006,
to open again, when it also celebrated its 125th anniversary.
destinations you can easily cover from Kasauli are –
options are divided into: Budget Hotels, Heritage
Hotels, Luxury Resorts, Deluxe Hotels & Private