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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Himachal Pradesh is known for the local wines it makes. Mohan meakin is one of them where one can buy the favourite brand of solan number 1. Other wines are RED WINE , WHITE WINE , TEAK WINE , FRUIT WINE. Red wine is made of grapes whereas the Fruit wine is made of different fruits. These are apples, plums , peach, apricot. These wines can be picked up from local grocery stores. The daily needs shop in kasauli is one of them or local hpmc juice outlets.
Kasauli has many neighbouring beautiful places to visit. All these places are within a radius of 10 kms.
Bhur Singh Tibba
Amongst the breath taking places to visit around kasauli is the Bhur Singh temple with an amazing cliff side location. The bhur Singh tibba is a wall of rock running for 15 KM from Sarahan in one end to Naina Tikkar on the other in the Sirmaur District of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is located at Pejarli village at a height of 1870 metres and is dedicated to a local deity Bhur Singh.
As Bhur Singh is known to live on nothing but milk, animals are never sacrificed at his temple. Devotees bring milk and ghee as offerings for the bhur Singh devta. Bhur Singh and his sister Debi were the children of a Bhat of Panwa village.
The temple on a steep cliff.
Aerial view of the plains from the temple.
During the fair at Bhur Singh Deota Temple pujari dances alone by the night in the temple so that the people may not see him, and at midnight coming out of the shrine leaps on to a great rock above a high cliff.
The sacred rock where butter is offered.
Toy train ride.
A toy train ride gives you the most scenic splendour in Kasauli. The toy train is one of the three such trains still functioning , the other two in ooty and darjeeling . It is said a local holy man guided the british surveyers where to lay the rail track.You can travel by taxi to Dharampur bus stand below which is the Dharampur railway station true for you through the dense pine forests and tunnels and the heritage Barog tunnel.
Mohan Heritage Park
A sprawling campus which is spotlessly clean with a magnificent temple, all set in a beautiful valley makes for a wonderful place to visit and spend some quality time when in kasauli. The temple depicts scenes from the hindu mythology and is fascinating. The intricate craftsmanship i creating such masterpieces is something to wonder about.The heritage park is a great place in the vicinity of Kasauli and definitely is worth visiting.
The Chail Palace.
Chail is a hill station nearby to kasauli.At a distance of 56 kilometres from Kasauli it takes about 2hrs to reach here.Chail is known by The Chail Palace is well known for its british architecture. The palace was built as summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj.The highest cricket ground cum polo ground here at an altitude of 2,250 m was owned by the royal family of Patiala.Chail is situated at an altitude of 2,250 m. The place is surrounded by the forests of pine and deodars.
Chail Military School, is a famous school in chail with students from all over India.
Kali ka Tibba is situated on top of a hill and also known as Kali Devi Temple. It attracts a lot of pilgrims and tourists from all across the world. This place offers an aerial view of the plains.
Chail Wild life Sanctuary(3 km)- The sanctuary was made on 21 March 1976 .It covers an area of about 10,854.36 hectares. The Chail sanctuary has ‘ghoral’, ‘kakkar’, ‘sambhar’, ‘red jungle fowl’ and ‘khalij’ and ‘cheer’ pheasants.
Sadhupul- Sadhupul is a small town between kandaghat and Solan. There is a water restaurant on the river “Ashwini”.
Cricket Ground- Surrounded by deodar forests is the Chail Cricket ground and is the highest cricket ground in the world. It was built in 1893. The ground is located at an altitude of 2,444 metres . Chail was the summer capital of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh who was a cricket lover.
Chail Gurudwara is also one of the main attractions of this place, it was the first building to be constructed by the Maharaja and after that the palace was built. The Gurudwara was built in indo-western style in 1907,the high wooden roof is its main attraction.
Kasauli has become an all time favourite for film shoots and pre wedding photo shoot. Couples along with their photo shoot team can be seen in various locations posing for life time memories photos. If you are to get married , this can be an ideal hill station for your photo shoot.
The lush green hills, the misty lanes, the serenity kasauli, one would definitely fall in love with this hill station.Beautiful vintage buildings,cobbled pathways, blooms of spring, chirping birds, monkeys having fruits and lazy yet ever so cute dogs taking a stroll down the pine mall – it all feels picture perfect. Cosy cafes, alluring momo shops and some really inviting food joints, there is a lot to choose from if you are searching for the best restaurants in kasauli. Choose to treat yourself to some uber delicious Nutella Nut Crepes and Grilled sandwiches of Cafe Rudra , there are many eating options in kasauli. One can take a walk down the heritage market in kasauli and choose from them.
The most iconic cafe in kasauli the cafe rudra that serves the best coffee in kasauli’s heritage market ,this cafe is becoming more and more popular among the younger generation for its food and music. The walls of this restaurant are very eye catchy.
This place is known for their Nutella Nut Crepes and Grilled sandwiches .Their main aim to provide Visitors and Residents of Kasuali with a quality food. Situated in the Heart of Kasauli Market Provides Healthy and Hygienic Food which was a definitive longing of people and visitors of Kasauli.Their Moto is Solitude with Senses
TANNU BUN SAMOSA
Tannu bun samosa shop is more of a landmark rather than just a bun samosa in the heritage market of kasauli. Aloo tikki and jalebis are to die for. This shop was frequently visited by many personalities as photos displayed on the shop walls. Rated among the top eating joints in kasauli can be proven by the ratings displayed on the walls by trip advisor members.
Late Khushwant singh was a regular customer and often mentioned about this shop in his articles.Film and TV celebrities can also be seen here. This place has also been covered by NDTV Good Times. The bun smosa is described here as the poor man’s burger and truely one bund samosa is adequately decent enough to fill your tummy. The bun is split and filled with samosa, choley and 2-3 different chutnis.
Sapnas Tibetian Kitchen
Situated in the pine mall is this small tibetian cafe serving you much loved momos and thukpas. The place offers delectable Tibetan food and Chinese food. This is often flocked with tourists so you may have to stand in a que to try your favourite delicacies.
This shop is home to almost everything that the tibetian cuisine of this area has to offer in its most rich, splendid, authentic form with a flattering variety of options. What is impossible to miss in this shop includes Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk,Thenthuk and more. Run by a tibetian couple Sapna and her husband has a lot to offer you.
Mantra cafe serve yummy oriental dishes and parathas. This is the best place to grab a quick bite when in Kasauli. The atmosphere is chilled with a great soundtracks playing the background. The food is great quality price. On the top floor one finds a mirage of notes on the walk written from travellers and visitors from around the world just how great this cafe is.
Hang Out Roof Top Bar
You cant miss this place if you are kasauli .The food, the view, the charm and the bliss get the right blend at Hangout.
Gorgeous rooftap bar with amazing food followed by a great Headphone dance party makes it a truly enjoyable and a unique experience.
Ros Common is a heritage hotels of Kasauli to witness an elegance of a bygone era in Kasauli . Situated on the lower mall in a perfect scenic location it offers solitude to its guests and is run by the Himachal Tourism corporation. It can be a perfect eating option in kasauli with family and friends .
Ross common has an outdoor eating area in a very scenic location.One can enjoy their meals with a perfect backdrop of the Snow capped mountains. This colonial bungalow provides an old world charm to truly savour Kasauli.
La Pinekonez Kussowlie
In himachal people are most hospitable, and inviting a just met person home is a way of life here. The host offer’s whatever food there is available in their home, as its a belief here that a guest should not leave their home without eating. Cuisines of kasauli are spicy. The local food of kasauli mainly consist of vegetarian food, with a mix of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and red chillies .La pinekonez is the best place to eat traditional himachali home cooked food in kasauli. Fresh homecooked food is offered to the guests on top of a machan in a candle light.
Siddu : Made from wheat flour, Sidu is a local dish of Kasauli Himachal Pradesh. The method of preparation of Sidu involves filling the dough with fat and put on the direct flame. This partly cooked dough is then steamed to keep the taste and nutrients of the ingredients intact.
Meetha : Meetha is the sweet dish prepared on special occasions. It has sweetened rice mixed with dry fruits and raisins.
Tadkiya Bhat: Tudkiya Bhat is the authentic pulao of kasauli that locals cook in their own way. This dish is cooked with Indian spices , potatoes and yoghurt along with onion, tomatoes, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom provides an extra flavour.
Dham : Dhaam is a complete package of himachali dishes. The dish includes dal, rajma, rice, curd, Kadi and is very well complemented with jaggery. This is served on the festivals and other occasions.Dham is a traditional festive meal that is prepared by Brahmin chefs known as Botis, a brahmin caste also who are hereditary chefs.
Kukdi ki roti and Saag : Kukdi ki roti is made out of maize flour on a chulla. It is similar to the makki ki roti. It can be consumed with sarson ka saag or dal.
Patande: A popular breakfast dish of Solan and Sirmour district, Patande which is a himachali pancake.Made from wheat flour, poured on a ghee laden hot tawa .
Askuli : This is made from rice powder mixed with flour into liquid form. Then the liquid is poured into a hot stone tawa with deep carved round holes on a chulla. Askuli is consumed hot with black dal and ghee.
Poode: This is made from a batter of wheat, jaggery syrup (gud) which is then shallow fried in ghee or oil.
Revitalise your mind and body with a Green Ginger Tea made of cinnamon, ginger, green tea bags, spices, sugar and milk. Guests are requested to book the table well in advance in order to avoid inconvenience