Kasauli – The Ideal Weekend Getaway
To rekindle the romance, to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to tackle the stress with some fresh air – whatever the reason, Kasauli is always a great idea for a weekend getaway. It is a quaint little hill station tucked away in Shivalik range. Established during the British era, this ideal spot for the small retreat has much to offer that will keep you coming back for more.
While it makes a weekend getaway from Delhi or Chandigarh, if you plan to visit from any other place it fits right into a tour package with Shimla and Manali. Your visit to Himachal Pradesh will be more charming with a visit to Kasauli. If you do decide to spend your weekend here in Kasauli, places to stay are a plenty. Here are few fun things that you can engage in while you are here at Kasol.
To take a walk with your loved one, from the Lower Mall up to Kimmughat and Sunset Point, all the way around the Sanatorium is truly a bliss. Lover’s lane is rightly named as it is perfect for romantic walk away from prying eyes. With the peaks stretched far away, this walk offers the best view to compliment the love that is here in the air. A nature walk around Kasauli will bound to transport you to a separate lovely place just for the two of you.
Toy Train Ride
One of the biggest attraction of Kasauli is the joy ride in the toy train. The toy train has been declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. A ride through the oak and pine forests, gorges, hilly hamlets and hill tunnels is an experience that is unparalleled by any other hill station in this part of the world. You can travel from Kasauli to Dharampur to take the train to Barog and return. This trip will take you through the tunnel for three minutes. The picturesque view will take your breathe away.
If you are the one for trekking, don’t forget to carry your trekking gears to Kasauli as this place offers beautiful winding hilly tracks to give you a great trekking experience. A huge advantage of trekking in Kasauli is the fact that it’s not too crowded like most places. You can trek up to the popular sports such as Sunset Point, Jabli and Manki. The perfect weather and the jaw dropping scenic beauty makes this trek refreshing and reviving.
Going for a holiday and not getting any souvenir back just does not sound right. So pick up souvenirs from the Tibetan shops that dot the lower Mall road. While you are at it, check out the shops that offer variety of handicrafts. Hand crafted shawls, stoles and scarves are especially charming. You can also pick up fruits like peach, plums and apricots fresh out of orchards. They also have lip smacking choices of jams and marmalades. Moreover, Kasauli’s Tibetan market offers a range of fruits wines.
Something for the Foodie
There’s something for everyone on Kasauli. For the foodies, the Tibetan market offers delicious savouries to gorge into. The Tibetan stalls serve you one of the most mouth watering momos and thupkas. The poppy seed halwas, madaras and sidus are few of the other yummy options available here. That’s not all, you can also have the delectable North Indian cuisine at NH22 or if you are the one with sweet tooth, Narinder Sweet House will leave you craving for more. Another place you absolutely can not miss out on is the very famous Narinder Sweet House. Apart from the delicious food and wide range of beverages that are on offer, they are popular for arranging Live DJ performances on weekend nights. This rooftop bar has the best ambience you can ask for.
To experience Kasauli to fullest spend at least a night here. At Kasauli, places to stay are abundant. You can check out White Mushroom holiday for a cosy stay to give you the magical experience.