Kasauli

Kasauli is a small town in the state of Himachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 1,927 m. The town is 77 km from Shimla and 70 km from Chandigarh.

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Kasauli Club

Within the Indian Army premises, Kasauli Club is one of the most prestigious social clubs in India. Its membership is highly sought after, and, thus, there's an average waiting time of 15 years. The club is managed by a regular Indian Army officer assigned as the 'Club Secretary'. The remaining staff is comprised of civilians. The history of this club dates back to the British era when, Kasauli was founded as an accessible summer retreat. Typical of hill architecture, the club was constructed mostly of seasoned wood. Some years ago, tragedy stuck when a malfunctioning electric component started a fire which razed the club. A new and much-improved wood structure has since replaced the old one. The interior finish and decor are lavish. Facilities include lodging (4–5 rooms), a squash court that has been redone recently, two tennis courts, bridge/card rooms, billiards, and an outdoor garden. The club has sisterly ties with many other clubs across India, including the Shimla Club.

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Monkey Point

This is the highest point in Kasauli, the place where Lord Hanuman is believed to have set his feet while on his way to look for the Sanjeevani ''buti'' (herb). Around 4 km from the Kasauli bus stand, at its top, is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman that lies within the premises of the Air Force base. As such, there are a few restrictions: one is not allowed to carry bags or cameras inside. The hike up to the temple can be a bit difficly for those who are not used to climbing, but it is worth the effort. The views from atop the hill are simply magnificent if the day is clear. You can watch the brilliant sparkle of the Sutlej river as it makes its way through the plains, and the pure beauty of the snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar Range.

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Christ Church

Close to the bus stand, it was constructed by the British family that founded the town of Kasauli itself. It is a magnificent structure built in the shape of a cross. Set amidst a grove of chestnut and fir trees, it is a place of worship for around 30 families. Apart from them, many tourists also flock here. Earlier, the church was known as the Anglican Church. In 1970, it was brought under the aegis of the CNI (Church of North India) and is currently managed by the diocese of Amritsar.

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Hangout Kasauli Regency

A rooftop open-air restaurant and bar providing an extra relic to what you drink.Enjoy the light sinuous music of live guitar bring connotation to you visit to the quaint hill station. Kasauli Regency is full-bodied ,with 10 rooms to lodge your every need. Facilities provided includes wifi internet, recreation room with table tennis, snooker and other indoor games, and, above all, the crown of the property is the roof, the top hangout.

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Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanakji

This historic Sikh gurudwara is located in Gharkhal bazaar on the main road towards Kasauli, having also lodging facilities. Besides the daily prayers, a programme is held every Sunday morning. Another Sikh gurudwara is located on the other side of the Kasauli ridge on the Kasauli–Mashobra (old Hindustan–Tibet) Road near the Air Force Radar Station.

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Gilbert Trail

A short walk up from the Sunset point you'll find a trail leading to another view point Gilbert Hill. Its not very famous and very few travelers actually go there. But the view from Gilbert Point is breathtakingly beautiful and in fact better than Aunset Point. Gilbert Hill is army area though and you need to return from there by 18.30 hrs.

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Blossom Resort

The Blossom Resort is surrounded by thick pine trees at 5000 ft. above sea level, adjoining Kasauli. Guests enjoy the sweet smell of pine trees and the panoramic views of the natural environment around the resort.

SLEEP   —  +91 9318039690 —  Jagjit Nagar

Sunset Point

Situated about 1 km from the bus stand. Sunset point offers a magnificent view of the nearby hill regions. On a clear day you may be able to view Chandigarh from up there.

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Pinekonez

A famous souvenir shop just 3 km before Kasauli where one can find designer ceramic mugs of Kasauli, antique jewellery of Himachal, and lots more.

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MM Hotel

Affordable and convenient to reach.

SLEEP   —  +91 9736796499 —  Main Bus Stand


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