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Introducing Kasauli

Best time to visit : Spring time (March to April), autumn (October & November), Snow fall time (December to February)
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Kasauli is a small hill town situated in Northern India in the state of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1927m. As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Hanuman kept his feet there to rest for a while when proceeding towards Sanjeevani Hill. The beautiful natural scenery surrounded by hills, streams and dense forests makes Kasauli an attractive tourist place for nature lovers and a quiet summer resort to hang about. By hiring an experienced travel guide, you can enjoy the trip well.

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Kasauli, located in Solan district, is a beautiful town developed during the British Regime as an easily accessible alternative summer resort. It is located at a distance of 84 km. from Shimla and about 54 km. from Chandigarh. Though occupied by Army premises, there is dense coverage by local people who are very friendly with the tourists and treat them with great respect and hospitality. With extremely chilling weather in winters and pleasant moderate cold temperature in summer, tourists find it best suited for holidays in both seasons. During peak seasons, the main Mall road is crowded with hectic activity by local people and tourists from across the world.

There are a variety of North Indian and hill station delicacies that you can enjoy here. Most popular snack is the Bun Samosa which is available at all tea shops. Other popular dishes are Maadra, Kadhi, poppy seeds Halwa, etc. In the chilling winters, tourists love to savour the famous green ginger tea which is both tasty and healthy.

Kasauli is famous for its designer ceramics and mugs and antique jewellery items. If you are a lover of these items, just step in to the famous souvenir shop Pinekonez, 3 km. before you enter Kasauli on the main road. It is a renowned store amongst tourists and local people. Other shopping items include woollen clothes, pottery and fruits like apricots, plums and peaches. These items are also found at the old bazaar and Tibetan market on the main Mall Road.

Nearby Places:
  • Sanawar:Located at a distance of 6 km. from Kasauli, Sanawar is a major tourist attraction due to the famous Lawrence School built around 1850 with a campus area of 139 acres containing beautiful coniferous trees like pine, deodar, etc. It is a wonderful place for tourists to relax. There is also a temple of Nahari Devi in Sanawar beautifully overlooking a water fall. 
  • Jagjit Nagar: Located about 8 km. on Gharkali-Nalagarh-Baddi 1.5 lane road, Jagjit Nagar is an attractive retreat for tourists with its dense forests, buildings, banks and shops. It is a summer resort for Bollywood stars, politicians and bureaucrats because of its serenity and good nature of the local people there. It provides an unobstructed view of Himalayas, Dhauladhar range, Shimla and the River Sutlej with its green fertile plains to the southern side.
  • Dagshai: This is a small town at a distance of 15 km. from Kasauli. It is an abode for British families and there is a military public school in it. A walk from there leads you through charming green and fresh coniferous oak and pine trees. For adventurists, there is paragliding on the way between Kasauli and Dagshai which is thrilling.
  • Sabathu:  This is a cantonment town built in 19th century and was home to British soldiers under colonial rule with a Gurkha Fort. Located at a distance of about 26 km. from Kasauli, this is an attractive tourist spot.

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