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Kasauli

Country
India
State
Himachal Pradesh
City
Solan
Type of Location
Hill Station
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: From Kasauli the nearest airport is Chandigarh. Shimla is nearest airport for Solan.

Rail: Nearest railhead is Kalka in Haryana, which is 40-km from Kasauli and 44-km from Solan. Solan is also connected with narrow gauge railway line from Kalka.

Road: Solan and Kasauli are well connected by road buses, coaches and taxis are also easily available from Chandigarh and Delhi.

WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Ros Common.

CLIMATE
In winter, temperature can lower just above freezing point when heavy woollens are required. During summer, the climate is mild and light woolens or cottons are recommended.

NEARBY CITIES
Sanawar: 6-km
Dharampur: 15-km
Sabathu: 30-km
Dagshai: 19-km
Kalka: 35-km
Solan: 44-km
Chandigarh: 61-km
Shimla: 77-km

Key places to visit
Hanuman Temple, Monkey Point: , Sanawar, Dharampur: , Sabathu, Dagshai:, -, -


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Places to Visit

PRIME ATTRACTIONS
Monkey Point: The highest point in Kasauli called Monkey point is just 4-km from the Kasauli bus stand. The Monkey Point commands an excellent view of the distant plains of Chandigarh region and the river Satluj, tracing a silvery trail through the scene. A small temple is also situated on the top of the hill, which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. According to a legend, at the end of Ramayana when Lord Hanuman was returning from the Himalayas after obtaining Sanjivany Booty or the Magical Herb, his foot touched the hill and thus the top of hill is in a foot shape. On a clear and starry night the gorgeous view of Chandigarh can be seen from the Monkey Point.

Sanawar: Just 6-km from Kasauli, Sanawar houses one of the best schools in the country. The Lawrence school is almost one hundred-years-old and a major attraction of the town.

Dharampur: Just 15-km from Kasauli on the National Highway No.22, Dharampur is situated. Amidst the healthy air of the fragrant pines, Dharampur has one of the best hospitals in India for the cure of tuberculosis. It is also connected by Kalka-Shimla railway line.

Sabathu: A little cantonment town has a Gurkha fort built in the early years of the 19th century, situated at an altitude of 1,437m. This cantonment town quartered the British soldiers at the time of British Empire. A diversion road from Dharampur 15-km away leads to the Sabathu town.

Dagshai: Another little cantonment at an altitude of 1,925m just 19-km from Kasauli, it is accessible by a link road, which diverts from Dhrampur. Dagshai is perched on a small hill and comprises of a military public school and numerous military barracks.

    Kasauli Churches


ESTABLISHED as a retreat for the British armymen and their families in 1842 this cantonment, Kasauli, houses some of the most tastefully done buildings reminiscent of the erstwhile English architecture. Prominent among these are Christ Church and the Chapel of Lawrence School, Sanawar, built on a spur amidst the placid environs.
Located near the town’s bus stand, Christ Church stands out as a magnificent creation drawing the visitor’s attention with its imposing appearance. A grove of chestnut and fir trees surround this 159-year-old structure. Built in the shape of a cross, the church was built by the British families who also laid the foundation of Kasauli town in 1842. About 30 families, belonging to the Protestant sect of Christians, worship here besides the tourists visiting the town. This historic church was previously under the organisation of the Church of England when it was known as Anglican Church. In the year 1970, it was taken up under the organisation of the CNI (Churches of North India)and is presently managed by the diocese of Amritsar.
A visit to this cathedral enthrals one with spiritual and mental peace which seems to pervade every nook and corner of the church. As the priest exclaims, “The church is a beautiful piece of the 19th century architecture where visitors feel the presence of God everywhere”.
The other cathedral is located amidst the salubrious environs of Lawrence School, Sanawar, about 5 km from Kasauli. Located on a spur, the grey stone structure with fittings of cedar pine emulates a pointed gothic architecture style. Designed by Rev William John Parker in 1850, it was completed a year later.


The Lawrence School, Sanawar
The Lawrence School, Sanawar, (elev. 1750 m., 5780 ft.) near Kasauli, in the Shimla Hills, was founded by Sir Henry M. Lawrence and his wife Honoria. The School was one of the few of its kind in the world of that time. The School started with 14 boys and girls on 17th April 1847 and grew to a strength of 195 pupils by 1853. This was the year the School was presented Kings Colours by Lord Dalhousie. Sanawar was the first School in the entire British Empire to be presented the Kings Colours.Sitting on a hill as it does, physical activity is the daily bread of life for all Sanawarians. While the breadth and scope of its buildings provides for every possible need, academic, sporting and pastoral, Sanawar still has magical spaces for repose and quiet, where students are free to sit and reflect.

 

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