Kasauli Tourism, Kasauli Travel Guide, Kasauli Tour

About Kasauli

Kasauli, 41 km from Solan, is a small charming hill station of Himachal Pradesh state of India which is thickly covered with pine, oak, rhododendron and chestnut trees. It is a cantonment town located in sub-Himalayan range of mountains, about 77 km from Shimla in Solan district at an altitude of 1928m. Kasauli was established by the British in 1842 as a Colonial hill station. Tourists can still feel the impact of the colonial era of the 19th century in the buildings of the town. Though there is not much for sightseeing in Kasauli as the hill station is low on sights, it attracts tourists from all over India with its mystical charm. Gorgeous views of plains of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh at night and the silver lining of River Satluj flowing through them can be seen in the narrow winding roads of Kasauli. Another attraction is Choor Chandni peak from where, the view of snow shining in the moonlight looks like a 'Mountain of the Silver Bangles'. Kasauli is one of those places where one can spend some time in solitude amidst nature; it offers excellent opportunity for adventurous tourists to go for trekking. Kasauli is also famous for the Pasteur Institute that produces the anti-rabies vaccine.

History of Kasauli

History says that Kasauli was a village that came under the erstwhile princely state of Bejja. But later British Empire took it away by paying Rs 5,000 to local Rana and set up it as a cantonment sanitarium to garrison troops for war against the Sikhs (around the year 1845) and named it as Kusowlie. The notice board of the Military Hospital justifies the claim of history. 

As per hindu mythology, the area around Kasauli was in existence during the period of Ramayana. It is believed to be the hill where Lord Hanuman stepped for jumping on to the Sanjeevani hill while going to get the ‘Sanjeevani  buti’ (herb) for saving the life of Laxman- the younger brother of Lord Rama.

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