- Himachal Pradesh
1927 m above sea level is the small hill - station of Kasauli,
which oozes an endearing air of old - world charm. It was
developed as a cantonment - sanatorium over 20 years, after
the British had based themselves at Simla. Its main attraction
lies in its overall cleanliness, and its accessibility; only
15 km from Dharampur, 37 km from Kalka and 65 km from Chandigarh.
The narrow winding roads meander their way up and down the
hillside and offer some magnificent sights.
At 3647 m, the Choordhar or Choor Chandni peak, looms over
the sylvan surroundings, and just across the ranges, is Simla.
The Upper and Lower Malls are the two principal roads that
run along the length of Kasauli, a thick cover of pine, oak,
horse chestnut trees embracing the entire area. Traffic is
restricted on these roads, which is the reason why, Kasauli
is one of the quietest hill stations in India. The resort's
colonial aura is underlined by gabled houses with picturesque
facades, cobbled alleys and rows of neat orchards and elegant
What to See
44 km from the bus stand is Monkey Point,
a fine vantage point for some fantastic views of the surroundings.
At Subathu (28 km), some fascinating
ruins of an old Gurkha fort are to be found.
How to Get There
By air: The nearest airports
are at Chandigarh ( 65 km ), and Simla ( 73 km ).
By rail: The nearest railhead
is at Kalka ( 37 km ).
By road: Taxis and buses are
available for Kasauli from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kalka and Simla.