Located at an average elevation of 1,800 meters above sea levels,Kasauli is a cantonment town and a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Kasauli is often described as a hiker’s paradise and being a small town can be covered mostly by foot. The town was developed during the British during the prime of their rule in India and is famous for its colonial style architecture. The town is said to be visited by Lord Hanuman in the Ramayana, who placed his foot atop this town while looking for the herbs to heal the Injured Lakshamana. The town is famous for its lush green and picturesque surroundings of the mountains and its quiet and tourist friendly people. Here’s a list of the best places you can visit in Kasauli.
1. Kasauli Brewery
Kasauli Brewery was established in 1820s and predates the town of Kasauli which was established later. The brewery was established by Edward Dyer who brought the equipment from Britain during the time when the area was occupied by the British east India Company. To the region’s climate which resembles that of Scotland the brewery is famous for its various single malt whiskeys and the freshly brewed Indian pale ale.
2. Christ Church
Established by the British in 1853, theChrist Church is located amidst a picturesque location of pine and deodar trees. The church is one of the most visited places in Kasauli due to its marvelous neo-gothic architecture and the various stained glass windows which were imported from Britain. The serene environment offers most visitors to experience a moment of peace when they visit this church.
3. Sunset Point
The Sunset Point is a famous view point in Kasauli which is located at the end of the upper mall road. The spot is a frequented tourist location which offers the view of a picturesque sunset during the evening hours. The plethoras of colors that the sunset provides make it a marvel to behold and a great place to spend your evenings. The place is also a gateway to an easy hiking trail known as the Gilbert trail and must be experienced at least once.
4. The Mall
The Mall refers to the main shopping area of the town and is divided into the lower and the upper mall road. The area houses various shops and restaurants and the famous Kasauli Club. The mall is the busiest area of Kasauli and is frequented by a huge number of tourists who are attracted by the various shopping and dining locations here. The area includes shops, tea shops, restaurants, cafes and book stores etc.
5. Manki Point
Manki Point or Monkey Point is the highest point at Kasauli and is said to be the place where Lord Hanuman placed his foot while searching for the medicinal herbs for the injured Lakshamana in the Indian epic Ramayana. The place offers some of the most amazing views of the entire valley and the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas. The pristine waters of the Sutlej River can also be seen glistening from this point. The place is managed and housed by the Indian Air force and special permit is required to visit the place.
6. Krishna Bhavan Mandir
Krishna Bhavan Mandir was built in 1926 and is exemplary of a marvelous architecture that combines the European and Indian style architecture. The temple is famous for being constructed like a church and is a popular tourist spot in Kasauli. The temple is one of the major pilgrim spots in Kasauli and is frequented by a huge number of tourists.
Kasauli is known for its various easy to moderate hiking trails in the Himalayas. Being a famous hill town, Kasauli is frequented by huge number of tourists all year round. Kasauli is best visited during summers as the temperature is quiet pleasant and the above-mentioned places can be experienced at their best.