Weekend drive KasauliDelhi - KasauliTotal No of days - 2Dated - November 2016
Behind the wheel & ContributorVinod Kumar...know more about me
Kasauli is a small hill station very near to
Delhi. It was built by the Britishers in the
19th century, Kasauli is a cantonment town of the Indian Army today.
Located with the backdrop of the Dhauladhar Ranges the place has many natural
trails for long walks. Places to vist
are monkey point, christ church, Heritage
markets of Kasauli, Dagshai, Sanawar, Sabathu Fort,etc and the Kasauli Brewery and Distillery, the oldest
extant distillery for 'scotch whisky' in Asia.
Drive - Delhi to Kasauli - 313kms (7 hrs)
Route - Delhi - Ambala - Sanawar - Kasauli
Our stay was at Winnies Holiday Resort. Got a good deal from Goibibo. The place is good, perched on a mountain. They have a good parking space. The staff are cordial and helpful. The rooms are quite well done with a balcony facing the valley. From the balcony we can see the Shimla road and also the toy train. Food was also good.
Winnies from far
View from balcony
The next day we plan to visit the Manki point. It is the highest point and it is visble from the hotel.
Man-ki Point (Famous as: Monkey Point) :
The highest point in Kasauli called Monkey Point. It's just 4Kms from the Kasauli bus stand. A small temple is also situated on the top of the hill, which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is around 10kms from the hotel. You should carry your ID card for entry as it is in the airforce unit. It is open from around 9:30 to 1pm and then from 2:30 to 4pm. No mobile phones or electronic gadgets allowed. No ear phones, ipods, etc are allowed in. You are throughly frisked before entry. The car parking is on the road itself, there is a tea stall which has lockers. In the unit after about 1/2 km is the steps leading to the temple. The steps are steep but not tough to climb.
Once you climb to the top there is a temple, and views around. The cafe has tea, cofee, maggi. Since mobiles and cameras are not allowed, no photographs.
Once down we visit the Heritage market in Kasauli. Nothing much of a shopping still, just roam around and return home.