Monday, September 19, 2016


Kasauli is a beautiful hill station just an hour and half away from Chandigarh. This small little town was once a cantonment established in 1842 during British  colonisation. Remnants of that era can still be seen in this hill station.

Kasauli has a small little market Street which is called the mall road. Tibetan clothes , street good and garam garam jalebis are some of the things to look forward to.

Right on the mall road is the ancient church (Christ church) built by the British.

Another place worth visiting is the Mankey point. It is located  at a hill top and has a great view and a hanuman temple. There is a long flight of stairs that have to be stepped on to get there but all worth the effort.
According to the local myth, when Lord Hanuman was returning from the Himalayas after acquiring the "Sanjivany Booty", one of his feet touched the hill; that's why the top of the hill is in the shape of a foot.

Situated at a height of 1,927 metres (6,322 ft), this hill station has a good highway connecting it with chandigarh and can be accessed by drivers who are not experts in hill driving.

Another hill station located  about 65 kilometers away from Shimla is Kasauli.