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Kasauli: General Information

Located at an altitude of 1,927 m in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is a small hill station that is dotted with snow-clad mountains, dense forests and pleasant climate. It was established by the British Raj in 1842 and you can find the remnants of the British era in the Victorian architecture and the olde worlde churches. Known as the perfect paradise for hikers, the hill station is popularly known for its lush green and picturesque surroundings. Encircled by dense forests, Kasauli houses many species of Himalayan flora and fauna including endangered ones. The narrow roads of hill station wander up and down the hillside, offering bewitching views of the area. Its rippling torrents, beautiful alpine plots and lofty snowstorms magnetize plenty of tourists round the year.

Kasauli boasts of a Mall- the Upper Mall and the Lower Mall, both meet at a point which is the most important place in Kasauli. The serene little place with its cobbled pathways, olde worlde shops and manicured gardens offer enchanting views to travelers. The narrow winding roads of this place provide fascinating views of Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab at night and the silver lining of River Satluj flowing through them. Tourists may also enjoy the scenic view of Choor Chandni Peak from here. It’s a very nice place for the one who want to spend some time alone with their dear ones or family. The tree-lined boulevard surrounded by several shops and commercial establishments is perfect for taking a leisurely walk.

Kasauli is also popular for Kasauli Brewery and distillery and considered to be one of the oldest functioning distilleries for Scotch whisky in Asia. So, if you are looking for a happening place with adventure and fun at every step, travelling to Kasuali will be a good idea as you can find plenty of must-see attractions that will make your Kasauli tour a wonderful memory to cherish forever.

Adventure Activities to do in Kasauli:A small but beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli courts the travelers with its old world charm. Apart from its spellbinding beauty, this hill station also offers plenty of adventure activities to visitors seeking daring activities.

Some popular activities to do in Kasauli are:

Trekking- If you are looking for picturesque trekking routes in Kasauli, then you are at the right place as there are a plethora of trekking routes from places like Kalka, Jabli and Garkhal. So, enjoy trekking through these routes and explore the most striking vistas.

Nature Walks- Once you are in Kasauli, indulge yourself in nature walks and explore the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. You may take a trail from Lower Mall of Kasauli to Kimmughat. The most captivating is the 1.5 km long Snawar- Madudhar Walk, which is extremely admired by adventure enthusiasts.

Paragliding- Located at the distance of 12 Km from Kasauli, there is a small and sleepy hamlet called Dagshai- the oldest British cantonment in the area. This place is popular for offering adventure activities like paragliding to the travelers.

Camping- Kasauli has a number of sites like Dagshai, where camping facilities are offered. So, forget your worries and enjoy staying in these camps and feel like being in the lap of nature. If you are with your friend or family then staying here would be even more interesting and memorable.

Where to Stay:

In Kasauli there are some popular resorts and hotels located at the hilltop. Most of the resorts offer enchanting views of the surrounding areas and so Kasauli is known for its excellent accommodation facilities. All the hotels have different suites and are equipped with all modern amenities. Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel or any budget hotel, all type of accommodation options are available here to make your holiday memorable.

Few Popular Names of Hotels & Resorts in Kasauli include:

  • Hotel Shivalik
  • Surya Rock Rose Resorts
  • Kasauli Resort
  • Baikunth Resort
  • Hemkunth Resort
  • Hills Pride Resort
  • Hotel Anchal
  • Blossom Resort

Where to EatThere are a few eating options in Kasauli that offer Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Guests may also enjoy tasty bunsams at any tea shop along the cobbled street. Some scrumptious and popular dishes of Kasauli include Dham, Poppy Seeds Halwa, Green Ginger Tea, etc., in some restaurants.

Few Popular Restaurants in Kasauli are:

  • Ross Common Restaurant
  • Kasauli Regency Restaurant
  • Thakur Dhaba
  • Hangout Kasauli
  • Narinder Sweet House
  • Rudra Cafe

Weather and ClimateSituated in the sub-Himalayan range of mountains, Kasauli has a pleasant climate and offers wonderful opportunity for trekking and paragliding. Summer season will make you feel romantic and happy as the days are little bit warmer and nights are generally cooler. Many tourists visit Kasauli during this season, as it gives them relief from the scorching heat which hits the Indian plains. Summer stretches out in the month of April and ends till June with temperature up to 32°C or more.

Then arrives monsoon season that starts in the month of June and lasts till the end of September. Total rainfall in a year stands at 1020 millimeters with humidity at 90% in September and around 28% in April. The winters in Kasuali stretches from November to February and the weather remains chilly during this period. Snowfall during winter season makes the place even more romantic and captivating. The temperature in winter months reduces to 2°C or even less.

Best Time to Visit: April to June and November to February are the best time to visit Kasauli.