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HERITAGE WALKS IN KASAULI

HERITAGE WALKS IN KASAULI

Discover Kasauli through eyes of a Local

The historic town of kasauli, remains the most atmospheric part of the city, with its striking 18th century buildings and winding cobblestone lanes hosting an array of modern cafes & shops. For visitors to the Kasauli, the Church of England makes the ideal starting point for a sightseeing tour of Kasauli.Delve into Kasauli’s colorful past and discover top Kasauli attractions on this 2-hour Kasauli walking tour. Follow your guide along the beautiful Heritage market, where locals mingle in bustling cafes. Head towards pine mall, and discover local landmarks including the Church of england, Sharma brothers heritage photo studio with some rare photographs. Gain insight into the Mohan Meakins wine distillery and stroll the winding alleys of Sai Baba temple. Enjoy views of the Snow capped Dhaula dhar ranges from the upper mall and discover famous landmarks such as the Kasauli club , Sunset point. Perfect if you’re short on time or would like more context behind the city’s sights.

 

The kasauli power house is located above the M E S inspection bungalow. It was built by local contractor Daulat ram and shobha ram ,sometime back in 1931 . The machinery was imported from England built by CROMPTON PARKINSON ltd.

BIRDING IN KASAULI | BIRD WATCHING IN KASAULI

BIRDING IN KASAULI | BIRD WATCHING IN KASAULI

 

Birdwatching involves a lot of auditory component, as many bird species of birds are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Kasauli may be a small hill station, but it is varied land and has much more to offer than its famous Bun samosa’s and momo’s. Kasauli has stunning landscapes. Thanks to SPOK (Society for Protection of Kasauli) that has indeed succeeded in preserving the greenery with a ban on construction which has helped to save the endangered species of birds and animals. If you like to combine the thrill of birding with a little gentle walking and appreciation of the nature, Kasauli is for you. Have you ever thought about bird watching on your kasauli vacation as a family activity? It would an excellent means of getting children out of the hotel room and engage in the environment and outdoor activities. It can be anything from a leisurely stroll to a tough climb up into the kasauli hills where the birds and the animals can be just an additional attraction.Because of its geographical position kasauli receives a wide variety of birds at different times of year. Kasauli is the home to minivets, stalk hummingbirds, Verditer Flycatcher, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Striated Prinias, Jungle Owlet and Blue Magpie, among other exotic himalayan birds. Kasauli also has some wonderful species of birds such as Red-billed Leiothrix,Grey Bushchat ,Black-chinned Babblers and Red-billed . Birdwatching trips are exciting but sometimes it’s a challenge to find the hotspots. Due to the global warming and coming up of concrete structures Kasauli is the home to many endangered species of birds.

Red-billed Blue-Magpie

The red-billed blue magpie is an eye catching bird in kasauli mainly because of the sound it produces. It ranges from Himalayas eastwards into Myanmar, Cambodia, Laosand Vietnam in evergreen forest and scrub in predominantly hilly or mountainous country. They nest in trees and large shrubs in a relatively shallow nest. This bird lays 3 to 5 eggs. Birdwatching in kasauli would leave you spellbound .The variety of unique species that can be found here is worth observing. Watching birds in their natural habitat that Kasauli has to offer you is a delight to your eyes. Summer season is the best time for every bird watcher as migration of birds is maximum during this time of the year.

Orientel White Eye

Orientel White Eye

It is a resident breeder in open woods in tropical Asia, east from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia. They forage in small groups, feeding on nectar and small insects. They are easily distinguished by the distinctive white eye-ring and overall yellowish body.

Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove

Himalayan Bulbul

KASAULI RHYTHM AND BLUES 2018

KASAULI RHYTHM AND BLUES 2018

Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Music Festival

RHYTHM AND BLUES 2018 KICK STARTS TODAY

Music festival Kasauli rythum and blues music festival kasauli took of today at the Baikunth Resort today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN CHAI MET TOAST R&B 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RABBI SHERGILL LIVE @ 2018 R&B KASAULI

 

 

 

 

 

 

AURORASONIC FROM FINLAND & RnB 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARVAAZ & RnB 2018 KASAULI

Kasauli Rhytm and Blues music festival is an annual music festival held in Kasauli, Himachal at Baikunth Resort. This Music Festival was conceived by Genesis Foundation in 2012 with a view to grow its community of donors and well-wishers. Believing strongly that music is a positive and participatory force in the creation of change, the Foundation invites established and upcoming artistes from India’s diverse pool of musical talent. They perform for our cause – to support critically ill, and under-privileged children suffering from Heart Disorder. Music aficionados can contribute for the cause by simply doing what they love best – listening to music!

100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees

About the Genesis Foundation.

Genesis foundation was started after its Founders Prema and Jyoti Sagar lost their child to Heart Disorder – Samir, who was born on December 20, 1983.

It took them a long time to recover from this tragic loss. They began working at Missionaries of Charity. It gave them a whole new meaning to life, and this is how the journey started as they felt they could reach out and assist in the best way possible – enriching the lives of others and their own.
Now – there is no end to this journey to save more and more little hearts. A turning point came when a tea stall owner in a drunken stupor threw his son into a dry well. Only seven years old, he broke or dislocated every major bone in his body. He was taken to an orphanage and then with the help of an American lawyer – Eugene Mihaly, GF reached out to Ravi and contacted Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in the US where he underwent multiple surgeries along with physiotherapy.

He too, found a happy ending within an American family who adopted him, and welcomed him with open arms – he has been to school and even learnt how to swim! The success of these two experiences paved the way for a more structured organization in the form of Genesis Foundation, where we strive to truly Give Life a Chance.

Our little heart, Anshul is in the pink of health after his treatment. He’s a fighter who overcame CHD and is so happy to be back in school after his recovery. Our team visited him at the Government Secondary School in Kinana village to capture his progress in a film. Stay tuned for the short film! We wish him a bright future ahead. #SaveLittleHearts

 

Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Music Festival 2018

The Kasauli rhythm and blues festival is to take place on the 30th of march 2018 at the Baikunth Resorts kasauli. Kasauli Rhythm and Blues (KRBF) is held by Genesis Foundation. The annual music festival is running its 7th edition. A mecca for music enthusiasts interested in listening to a diverse pool of established and upcoming talent, the festival has delivered some of the most exceptional live performances – from the mesmerizing Usha Uthup, Shilpa Rao, Lesle Lewis, Rabbi Shergill to the flavorsome Sonam Kalra and Kutle Khan Sufi Collective amongst others in the past. Join us this Easter weekend of March 30- 31, 2018.

 

STAR PERFORMERS FOR 2018 KASAULI MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

Rabbi Shergill also known as Gurpreet Singh Shergill, born in 1973 is an Indian musician well known for his debut album Rabbi and the chart-topper song of 2005, Bullah Ki Jaana. His music has been described variously as rock, Punjabi, with a bani style melody. He is to perform at the 2018 Kasauli rhythm and blues festival.

When Chai met toast

When Chai Met Toast takes inspiration from the lighter side of life to create music that is heart-warming, happy and smile worthy. The newest band from the land of coconuts, they gained fans quickly with a special acoustic setup and a unique brand of infectious happy music, which transcends age, genre and even language. They are to perform at the Kasauli Rhythm and Blues 2018.

When Chai Met Toast is –

Ashwin Gopakumar – Vocals / Guitar
Achyuth Jaigopal – Guitar / Banjo
Palee Francis – Keyboard
Sailesh G Pai – Drums

A collaboration between Aditya Jassi (lead singer, songwriter and guitarist), Manish Gunthey (singer and guitarist), Ashwani Verma (drums) and Abhay Sharma (saxophone). The band performs a mix of Bollywood contemporary covers and retro Hindi music, English pop, rock and contemporary music. Unplugged entrals audiences with their outstanding musical performances.

Recently, they opened for singer Guru Randhawa at India’s Biggest Food Festival – The Grub Fest. Other venues they have also performed at are The Flying Saucer Café, Monkey Bar, Depot 48, The Electric Room and Farzi Café.

Sonam Kalra

 

Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project, is the brainchild of singer and lead vocalist Sonam Kalra. The music they produce blends together the many voices of language, religion and music to create one voice- the voice of faith. Their sound is fresh and unique and in fact, Sonam has created a new genre with The Sufi Gospel Project. It is called a ‘project’ because the music the band produces is ever evolving and an exploration of this genre.

Genre:
a blend of sufi, gospel, jazz, bhakti, contemporary and whatever flows into the music organically
Band Members:
Sonam Kalra, ahsan Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, Alex fernendes, Rajesh Prasanna and Daniel Paul

Anshu mor to perform on day 2 at the R&B fetival 2018

Anshu Mor, former head of Xbox division for Microsoft India has indeed left his swanky corporate job to become a standup comedian. But don’t mistake him for the typical corporate tech geek bored at his job. He clarifies he enjoyed every bit of his job at Microsoft but he just wanted to follow his passion.

MEDIA

Rhythm and Blues 2017

2017

Rhythm and Blues 2016

Rhytum and Blues 2016

The line-up for the 5th Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival, promises to be as exciting, if not more, and amazing bands and musicians will enthrall the audience with a mix genre of music—Western, Sufi, fusion and Bollywood! And best of all, you get the chance to meet our ambassador Dia Mirza who will join us at Kasauli.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Frisky Pints: Indie Pop Rock

Tabla Maestro & Sultan of Strings feat. Fazal Qureshi and Ravi Iyer

Mihir Joshi

Shilpa Rao: Bollywood playback Singer

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Kanchan Daniel & The Beards: Indian Blues

The Local Train: Indian Rock

Massive Vibe Live!: Worldwide concert tour production and lyrics by Queen Be!

Leslie Lewis

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Brunch at the famous Kasauli Club from 11.30am onwards

Cost: Rs 450 per person

Bands: Army Pipers and Army Jazz band

Dress Code (very important): Collared shirts/t-shirts, full length trousers/jeans and shoes (sports shoes not allowed)

Donor Cards

Adults 19 and above – ₹ 9,500 per person

Single Day – ₹ 7500 per person

Age group 13-18 years – ₹ 7,000 per person

There is no charge for children under 12 years of age

The donor card includes entry to the festival and a complimentary bar and beverages on two days i.e. March 25-26, 2016.

Rhythm and Blues 2015

R&B 2015

2015

Rhytm and Blues 2014

Indus creed performance.

Rhytum and Blues 2013

KASAULI

KASAULI

Kasauli cantonment was established by the Britishers in the year 1842 as hill station for its officers. Kasauli is located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh.
This sleepy little town is at an an elevation of 1,900 metres above sea level.
Kasauli has a pleasant climate throughout the year. In Winter temperature drops down to 5 degrees Celsius, with Summer temperatures rarely touching 34 degrees Celsius or more. One can get a break from the biting heat or the severe winter conditions in the plains.

SUMMERS MAXIMUM 30 & MINIMUM 18 Degree Celsius.

WINTERS MAXIMUM 15 & MINIMUM 0 Degree Celsius .

Monsoon is an ideal season to enjoy the low flying clouds.

Kasauli is known for its pleasant climate conditions. It’s being easily approachable from the plains makes it an ideal getaway for the tourists. It isn’t heavily crowded by the tourists so one can enjoy clean pollution free air .

DECEMBER TO MARCH : One must carry heavy woolens as the weather can change any moment.

APRIL TO JULY : One must carry light jacket or a shawl and t-shirts.

JULY TO SEPTEMBER: An umbrella is a must as it’s rainy season. Light jacket and shawl would be recommended.

PLACES TO VISIT IN KASAULI

MONKEY POINT

Monkey Point is the highest point of the town of Kasauli equivalent to shimla and is among the the attractions in kasauli and is very popular paces to visit in kasauli. From here one can get a complete panoramic view of the plains of Chandigarh region and the river kaushalya flowing through the valleys. One can also spot a snow covered peak of chur dhar which is the highest peak of the surrounding region. A temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is also situated at the Monkey Point. Lord Hanuman set his foot on this peak while returning from Himalayas with Sanjeevani booti. The top of hill is in a foot shape and the temple is said to be engraved with footmarks of the Hanuman.

monkey point kasauli

Monkey point

SUNSET POINT

located on the upper mall is the sunset point. This area is popular among the tourists and one can enjoy the sunset and a quiet nature walk among amazing scenery. It offers a bird eye view of the plains.

 

 

 

 

 

GILBERT TRAIL

A little ahead of the sunset point is the gilbert trail.One can enjoy long walks admits the pine trees and capture some breathtaking sceneries.

gilbert trail

gilbert trail

THE HERITAGE MARKET

One can enjoy a walk down the cobbled pathway into the heritage market. One can get many eating options here. You must try the famous bun samosas of kasauli at the local tannu halwais shop.

heritage market

heritage market

SHARMA PHOTO STUDIO

You can visit the Sharma photo studio situated in the jakki mull building. One gets to see some rare photographs of prominent personalities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Adjoining to the Sharma photo studio is the church of England. It was set up as a retreat for the British army men and their families. It was previously known as the Anglican church.

 

 

 

 

 

KASAULI CLUB

It was established in 1880 by the civilans and service personnel as the kasauli reading and assembly room. It gained its present name in 1898 when a limited company was established. There is a dress code to be followed by the members.

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST ON KASAULI

Helicopter Service
Helicopter service to start in Kasauli. Pawan Hans is to launch service on this route. This would make it easier for tourist to reach kasauli more easily. operations at Kasauli, The fare would be between Rs 2,480 andRs 2,880.The new routes are Kasauli-Shimla-Kasauli, Manali-Kullu, Mandi-Dharamsala, Mandi-Kullu, Mandi-Shimla-Mandi, Nathpa Jhakri-Rampur-Nathpa Jhakri and Rampur-Shimla-Rampur

 

Pawan Hans would connect seven new routes in Himachal Pradesh through helicopters under the regional air-connectivity scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik

This would not only boost tourism in the kasauli, but also provide business opportunities for the underserved helipads.

HOW TO REACH KASAULI

 

 

Kasauli is 65kms from Chandigarh  and Kalka (40 km)  and can be reached from Kalka  which has the nearest  railway station and Chandigarh has the nearest airport.  After the coming up of the himalayan expressway the distance has been considerably reduced

Kasauli by Air

The nearest airport from kasauli is Chandigarh and is well connected to major cities through  regular flights.One can avail this mode of transport to reach Kasauli in the shortest time.Chandigarh Airport is 65 kms from kasauli

 Kasauli by Road

The are  several buses between Kasauli and  chandigarh . You can direct buses from dharampur which is 12 kms from kasauli to new delhi and other major cities in india.

 Kasauli by Train

The Indian Railways runs shatabadi express between new delhi and kalka station .Morning shatabdi at 7:00 am reaches kalka at 12:00 am which can be comfortable for you if you want to avoid heavy road traffic. You can take the connecting toy train from kalka upto dharampur.The toy train ride through the hills of Himachal can be a rejuvenating experience in itself.