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Kasauli

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As the ravines flow,
As the trees blush by,
There in the midst of the .......


.... ...Lying in the Shivaliks at 6,400 ft, is this quite land known as Kasauli. The beauty and charm of the hills is added to this height.


Flashback :
It is one of the oldest Hill Station in India, set up by the Britishers. It has also the oldest Pastur Institute that produces anti- rabies vaccine.

Fast Facts:
Language : Himachali, English, Hindi
Temperature : Winter - Below 0 Deg C
Summer - Upto 18 Deg C
Clothings: Warm woolens in winter and light woolens and cottons in summer.
Best Time to Visit : April to September


Dhauladhar Range
Dhauladhar Range
If its the winter season you are visiting, watch the snow- clad Himalayan beauty in the form of Dhauladhar Range. Else wise its a great place for trekking in the summer season. Don't forget to take your camera while visiting this place.

Dagshai
Dagshai
Around 19 kms from Kasauli, this little dreamy village has one of the most beautiful places around Kasauli. The forested ravines, hills, canopy of oaks and forests it is another beauty to visit.


Dagshai
Kasauli at its best

  • Monkey Point : Its the highest point in Kasauli. It gives a clear view of the city Chandigardh(Punjab) and the river Satluj flowing by. It has the shape of a foot. As the mythology goes this point was touched by Lord Hanumana on his return to the seashore while bringing the Sanjeevani Booti to treat the Prince Laxman(Younger Brother of Lord Rama).
  • Chur Chandini Peak : Yet another among the clouds place, feel and touch the clouds moving above your head and around your hands in this peak lying in the north east region of Kasauli.


Where and Why

If you are thinking of place devoid of actions and reactions, this is the place to head for. Its a land of beauty, you will find the Koel cooing here with the first sunlight. Sound of water running past by as you wake up and the cool air passing by you as you take a walk.

Head for the Dhauladhar range as the first place in the morning. Its one of the best known places in Kasauli. Do some trekking if you wish to or simply take a walk on foot or cover the distance on a pony; the choice is yours. Have your breakfast here among the ranges, take photographs or just lie down. There is a lot of space to idle out. If you want to Trek out more than go to the Chur Chandni Peak; its another place to trek on.

Its a place of mountains and mountain hills; so you have another interesting place- the monkey point. Shaped in the form of foot, it can be another adventure for you. Standing on the hill top, watch the beauty of the hills and the ravine flowing by. Its a greener place in the monsoon and winter season. Sitting here having a cup of tea at this hill point will provide a freshness to your mind. For the lunch however you will have to come back to the town. Although you wont find much of a delicacies here, but still basic Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is easily available.

If you want to have more peaceful and cut off place, than Dagshai is the place to visit.It will also be an extension to your tour as its about 19kms from Kasauli and will take some time to reach. Its mostly known as the picnic spot for the local people, you can still enjoy the beauty of the hills among the orchids. Its a comparatively small town and so is the peace around here.


Suggestions
  • Take warm clothes if you are visiting in the cold winters of November and December. It can be cold in the month of January too.
  • Its a place which dosen't have shopping malls, museums, theaters or Tea estates. So be ready for a holiday which takes you away from the worldly disposition.
  • Always be in touch with your tour operator as they are the ones who will be there round the clock.
  • If on a individual tour its better to take a guided tour.
  • Food is plain vegetarian and non - vegetarian. Although food is avialable in plenty there aren't many restaurants to hang out. It is advisable to have the food at the hotel you are staying in.
  • Book a hotel in advance and try to take a guided tour if on a individal tour. Or ask your travel to book a hotel for you in advance.

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