Rediscover the elegance of mountains in Himachal’s Kasauli
“Mountains are close to heaven and down to Earth.” Indeed! And Kasauli is certainly such a place where horizons seem to have merged. A most visited hill station in Himachal Pradesh; Kasauli is a small town with big natural wonders. Enveloped by high hills, orchards and pine forests, this is perhaps India’s best place to take long walks along hedges of wild-flower. Kasauli is located at 1,927 meters from sea level and is 77 km from Shimla and 94 km from Ambala Cantt, Haryana. The town is known for its cleanliness and convenient accessibility. As Britishers were the first to discover this small town, their existence can be felt in every aspect of Kasauli. Tourists are more attracted by the wonderful view of Shimla, Chandigarh, and snow covered Himalayas from here. If Kasauli is on your list for next visit, check out some of the amazing must-go- spots.
Best places to visit in Kasauli
Also called Manki Point, this is Kasauli's highest point with relevance to Ramayana, the Indian epic. It is believed that when Lord Hanuman was searching for medicinal herbs to treat injured Lakshmana, he placed his foot here. However today, one can have an ecstatic view of the entire valley along with snow-covered Himalayas and glistening water of the Sutlej. The name Monkey Point, because the steep cliff can only be negotiated by monkeys.
Located at the upper mall road, Sunset Point offers best view of the glorious setting sun during the evening hours. The magnificent colours this sunset hour creates is a marvellous experience to cherish all life. Again, this Sunset Point offers an easy gateway to Gilbert trail for hiking.
This church that was build 50 years ago by the British has escaped modern hands of renovation. It is typically an Anglican structure of that period (1844) with grey stones amongst verdant green picturesque of deodar and pine. Its serenity embraces the souls of visitors with ultimate peace.
The architecture of Krishna Bhavan Mandir deserves praise for its combination of Indian and European styles. Interestingly, the construction of this temple, which is a major pilgrim spot of the valley, is like a church.
Now this is another spot in the town that is known for being the Varanasi of the Hills. It is famous for its 81 old stone temples that are further festooned with outstanding carvings. The old palaces here are notable for their colonial architectural style.
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With all its beauty, Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh is one of the ideal holiday destinations in India that you must not miss out on.