Located at an altitude of 1800 meters above the sea level, Kasauli is a cantonment town of Indian Army and one of the most picturesque hill stations of India. Despite the history that Kasauli shares in the freedom struggle of India; it is also a part of the great epic of Hindu religion, Ramayana. Legends link Kasauli’s existence to Lord Hanuman. It is believed that when Lord Hanuman was coming from Sanjeevani Hill to fetch herbs for Lord Lakshman who was badly hurt; he stopped at Kasauli and that is how this town came into existence. In the nation’s history, Kasauli came into records in 17th century when a Rajput family from Rewari took refuge in this town due to troubled political situations. In 19th century, Kasauli became a prominent part of Gurkha expansion, the uprising against British. Best time to visit Kasauli is from the month of April to June and from September to November.
Nearest Airport - Chandigarh - 54 kms Shimla - 80 kms Ludhiana - 150 kms
Nearest Railway Station – Solan 27 kms & Kandaghat - 44 kms, Narrow Gauge on Kalka Shimla rail line.Kalka - 30 kms, Broad-gauge, connecting to all major cities.
Nearest Bus Stand – Parwanoo, 24 km.
Kasauli gets occasional snow in January to March and rains in the monsoon seasons. Yet we recommend visiting this hill station throughout the year. We recommend the monsoon if you have never experienced rains in hills.
Kasauli being an all year around destination it sees a rush of tourists all throughout the year. Though the town experiences harshest winters in December and January, the other winter months from October to December are quite pleasant. Monsoons are the best for adventure activities while the early summer months is the ideal time for exploring the beautiful town.
Summer time in Kasauli from April to June is pleasant and sees maximum footfalls. The days are warm and the nights range from cool to cold as the mercury can d... read more...
Some of the significant festivals and events in Kasauli are Lohri, Basant Panchmi, Solan Fair, Sari Fair, and Renuka Fair.
A festival known for joy and merriment is celebrated in January to commemorate the harvesting season. Tourists get a glimpse of the culture and tradition of the place and enjoy the festive spirit with fervour and enthusiasm
Basant Panchmi festival that is celebrated in the month of February with lots of exuberance. The festival is associated with kite flying and marks the beginning of the spring season.
Solan Fair also known as Shalooni fair in Kasauli is a significant festival in Kasauli that is dedicated to the Solani Devi. The festival is celebrated in June when people flock from different parts of the country and overseas to enjoy the festive spirit of the place.
Every year, the Sari fair is celebrated in July, when lots of cultural activities and events are organised during the fair. One of the major attractions of the Sari fair is Buffalo fighting that people come to see from nearby and faraway places.
After the harvesting season of the summer crops, Renuka fair is organised in November, by the banks of the holy Renuka Lake, with great enthusiasm and vigour. Various cultural and recreational events are organised by the people of Kasauli
Shopping in Kasauli is limited to buying handicrafts and local knick-knacks from the Mall Road and the Tibetan market. The Mall Road is no less than a shopper’s paradise offering a wide range of products including woollens, jams, pottery items, ceramic mugs as well as fresh fruits from the orchards. You may also buy fresh fruits such as apricots, plums and peaches, in season. The small town of Kasauli is renowned for jams, jellies and marmalades. If you are looking for souvenirs then visit the shops like Pinkonez and Mug Studio on the Mall Road that offer exclusive products that make for great souvenirs. Take a trip to the Old Bazaar and Tibetan market to buy Tibetan handicrafts, woollen garments and wooden souvenirs. Hand-woven shawls, sweaters, stoles and scarves are some of the products that you may buy from these markets. One can also find souvenirs made out of brass, straw and clay. Kasauli also offers a wide variety of wines that are locally produced and are reasonably priced. Some of the popular varieties include apple wine, plum wine, sherry wine, peach wine and black grape wine.
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