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"Cozy little hill-station" Kasauli Tourism Located on the way fromChandigarhto Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush. Kasauli is a small town in the south-west part ofHimachaland is on the relatively lower edges of Himalayas. Nestled amidst beautiful woody forests of pine and cedar trees, Kasauli owes its mystical and serene ambience to the lavish Victorian buildings built by the Britishers who resided here years back. These structures speak volumes of the glorious past of this hill station. A lot of endangered species of fauna are also found in the dense forests in this region. Kasauli is not about particular attractions or activities, but about the serene environment and enchanting calmness that it provides. If you want to just find a good getaway from the hectic life of your city, Kasauli provides the ideal environment to soothe your nerves. Download Kasauli PDF Guide > What's Great? Calm, serene and soothing environment. The road network is excellent. What's not so Great? High number of bikers. Endangered forests. For Whom Kasauli is the perfect escape from hectic life and is apt for everyone. However, it is best fit for adventure lovers, trekkers and couples who wish to enjoy the feel of the mountain air. The British Cantonment Located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, the hills of Kasauli have been witness to several events of the British empire. The hilly cantonment town set up in 1842 is 1900 metres above sea level and is adorned with several Victorian constructions which add grace to the small town. The serene environment and mesmerising calmness of the hills make it a perfect place to get lost in the lap of nature. The dense forests of Kasauli are home to several exotic varieties of pines (Chir Pine), herbs (Milk Thistle) and colourful birds which add a typical stress relieving spell in the environment. Switch on the Explorer Mode Kasauli offers a variety of options for adventure lovers. Apart from the rejuvenating nature walks which provide a panoramic view of the surrounding hills, Kasauli is a major attraction for trekkers and campers. Apart from the natural beauty, the local flavours of Kasauli are worth exploring. From the varieties of dumplings, the poppy seed halwa and local bread Sidu are extremely delightful to the taste buds. Caffeine lovers can also relish the healing effects of the invigorating Ginger Green Tea commonly found in the area. History The history of Kasauli dates back to the 17th century when some Rajput families of Rewari in Haryana decided to move to the small region called 'Kasul' (named after the freshwater spring in the area), due to the prevalent political conditions. The British, as per habit, when they saw the serene natural environment in all its glory, in the region, bought it from the local Rana and converted it into a garrison troop. Later they realised that the area was too beautiful for a garrison, so they developed a hill station around it, but strictly for British officials only. Post-independence, the town came under the state of Himachal Pradesh. However, it remains a very tourist untouched site, it is unharmed by human interference and continues to maintain its pristine beauty. Itinerary Day 1-Reach Kasauli by morning. Experience the sunset at sunset point and explore the Mall area.Day 2-Start off your day with a visit to Monkey point, the highest point in Kasauli followed by Christ Church and the several temples around. You may visit Dharampur and Sabathu which houses a 19th century Gurkha fort.Day 3-Indulge in a nature walk along Gilbert Trail.Day 4-Visit Kasauli brewery, Baptist Church, the highest brewery in the world and Central Research Institute. Restaurants and Local Food in Kasauli While in Kasauli you can relish some local and traditional cuisines of Himachal. One can try out theSidu ( a kind of locally made bread), Kadhi, Poppy Seeds Halwa, Maadraand more. You can also sip into some refreshing and healthy teas popular here such as theGreen Ginger Teawhich has cinnamon and spices as well.Another beverage that one must not miss while here is the locally made wine. One can relishPeach wine, Plum wine, Apple wine, Sherry wineand some more. The area also has a vibrant and lip-smacking street food culture. Do indulge in theSamosas, Aloo Tikki, Kachori, Chole Bhature, Bread Pakorasand more.Other than these local flavors and indulges of the street one can have a fine dining experience at the various restaurants here that serve Indian, Italian, Continental and Chinese cuisine View 3 Restaurants in Kasauli >> Throughout the yearis the best time to visit Kasauli Kasauli sees a rush of tourists all throughout the year. Though the town experiences harsh winters in December and January, the other winter months are quite pleasant. Monsoons are the best for adventure activities while the early summer months is the ideal time for exploring the beautiful town. Weather in Kasauli Loading... Kasauli in Summer (April-June) The summers are pleasant with cool nights and warm days where temperature varies between a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius. Kasauli in Monsoon (July - September) Monsoons in Kasauli is the best time for outdoor activities. The low rainfall creates a magical ambience in the hills. Kasauli in Winter (October - March) Winter season attracts tourists who enjoy snowfall. With temperatures ranging between 0 and 20 degrees Celsius, Kasauli experience chilly but enjoyable winters. Monthly Weather in Kasauli Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 6 19 February 10 24 March 12 28 April 19 35 May 18 36 June 23 37 July 23 32 August 21 31 September 21 32 October 13 30 November 7 27 December 4 22 Events in Kasauli Kasauli Rhythm And Blues Festival 30th March - 31st March The hills of Himachal, barbecues and live music, what more can one ask for! This festival for a cause is held in the Baikunth Resorts in Kasauli every year.
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