When you are bored of your daily monotonous routine, or feel upset amidst the chaotic city life, its time to drive to the hills. Snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, a wooden house with bonfire, and things like that soothe your soul and fill your heart with peace and love.
One such lesser explored place, where you may go, is the cantonment town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. Although it is a mere 6-hours drive from Delhi, a 2-hours drive from Chandigarh, and a 7-hours drive from Amritsar, but not much people are yet aware of this beautiful place, and thus it is less crowded than other hill stations, making the perfect destination for a quiet and peaceful vacation. It is filled with forests of pine, oak, and wild flowers.
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Some of the must-visit places in Kasauli are:
Experience the colonial charm with places like the Christ Anglican Church and Kasauli Brewery. The Church portrays the Gothic architecture of the British, and the Kasauli brewery and distillery is considered to be the oldest one in Asia.
Take a walk in nature at Gilbert Nature Trail, Sunset Point, Lover’s Lane. They are quiet places, with a walking trail amidst the tall pine trees. These points offer beautiful scenic views.
Experience religion and spiritualism at the famous Monkey (Manki) Point, Shri Guru Nanakji Gurudwara, Baptist Church, and Sri Baba Balak Nath Temple. The legend says that Lord Hanuman set his foot at the Monkey Point while coming back from the Himalayas with the medicinal herb named ‘sanjeevani’.
Other places you may go to are Mall Road and Bon Monastery. Tibetan market is a must-visit for shopping lovers, as a huge variety of clothes and footwear are available at really cheap rates.
Kasauli also hosts several festivals annually, like Rhythm and Blues festival in April, Solan festival in June, Sari Festival in July, and Khushwant Singh Literary Fest in October.
Kasauli has a pleasant weather all year round. While the summer season varies between 14-28 degree celcius, winter season ranges from -10 to 12 degree celcius. Rainy season witnesses low rainfall but it is the perfect time to explore the city.
Some things to consider before booking a hotel in Kasauli are:
Try to make an advance booking to avail the best rooms at lower price.
Check the hotel reviews on various websites.
All affordable hotels in Kasauli are not necessarily the most comfortable ones.
Go through all the amenities they offer.
Check if they have the necessary business license and certifications. Make sure they have a liquor license, if they serve it at the hotel.
You may reach Kasauli via air, road, or rail. The nearest airport is located in Chandigarh, which is almost 70 km away from Kasauli. You may hire a taxi for further travel. The nearest rail head is located in Kalka, which is almost 40 km away from Kasauli. If you want to travel by road, via car or bus, there are many routes you may undertake, and the roads are mostly in a good condition.
Don’t wait anymore, plan the vacation right now!
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