Best 5 Surreal Places To Visit In Kasauli For Nature Lovers

Written By: Abhilasha Prasad

Want to know about the hidden paradise of Himachal Pradesh? Beautiful and radiating with colonial charm, Kasauli is a popular tourist destination among nature lovers. The place offers awe-inspiring Instagram-worthy places, which undoubtedly will boost your mood. Here are the five places to visit in Kasauli you should definitely mark out.

1. Monkey Point

2. Sunset Point

3. Sunrise Point

4. Gilbert Trail

5. Timber Trail

1. Monkey Point 

The tallest point in Kasauli is Monkey Point, located around 4 km from the town bus stop. The area provides a stunning view of the Sutlej River, Chandigarh, and the largest peak in the Lower Himalayas, the snow-capped Choor Chandni Peak. The area is formed like a foot because it is thought that this is where Lord Hanuman stepped when coming back with the Sanjeevni Booti.

Special Tip: As it is close to the Air Force Station, you must have appropriate identification with you to enter the temple. 

  • Location: Mall Rd, Kasauli

  • Timing: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hrs

  • Best Time To Visit: May to October

  • Nearest Attractions: Christ Church (3.5 km), Sunset Point (1.3 km) 

  • Nearest Accommodations: Kasauli Exotica (390 m), The Poplars Estate (330 m) 

2. Sunset Point

Sunset Point offers amazing views of the horizon and the sundown's changing colors. The view of the sunset point is the main feature. People come here to have fun and take numerous gorgeous photos of the sunsetting. It is among the best tourist attractions in Kasauli to spend an unforgettable evening. Try going on a walk through the woods or on a trekking excursion.

Special Tip: You must walk uphill and downhill throughout, so wear comfortable shoes. Don't forget to bring your camera, and ensure the battery is charged in advance.

  • Location: Upper Mall, Kasauli

  • Timing: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Ideal Duration: 30 mins to 1 hr

  • Best Time To Visit: In the evening 

  • Nearest Attractions: Monkey Point (1.3 km), Gilbert Trail (0.7 km) 

  • Nearest Accommodations: Hotel Sanawar View - Kasauli (0.5 km), WelcomHeritage Glenview Resorts (1.7 km) 

3. Sunrise Point

Among the places to visit in Kasauli, Sunrise Point is where you can catch the best sunrise in the area, as the name says. One feels lucky to observe the vivid yellow, orange, and red rays blending in the clear sky. It is also known as Hawa Ghar because of the calming weather. It serves as a haven for photographers, providing a variety of heavenly locations 

Special Tip: When visiting the location, put on some relaxed shoes. The ideal time to visit the site is during the day.

  • Location: Gilbert Trail, Kasauli

  • Timing: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hrs

  • Best Time To Visit: Early morning

  • Nearest Attractions: Monkey Point (1.8 km, Sunset Point (2.4 km) 

  • Nearest Accommodations: Orchid Kasauli (890 m), Misty Cliff Cottage (980 m) 

4. Gilbert Trail

The magnificently sculpted Gilbert Trail ought to be one of the best places to visit in Kasauli if nature walks bring you joy and peace. A 1.5-km walk starts from Kasauli Club and ends at the Air Force Station. The beginning of the walkway is wide, then it gradually gets smaller. The panoramas and variety of bird species at Gilbert Trail are also well known.

Special Tip: The trekking route is not too difficult and can be completed by children between the ages of 4 and 9.

  • Location: Gilbert Nature Trail, Kasauli

  • Timing: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Ideal Duration: 30 mins

  • Best Time To Visit: April to June, September to November

  • Nearest Attractions: Monkey Point (0.6 km), Sunset Point (0.7 km) 

  • Nearest Accommodations: Baikunth Resort Kasauli (4.3 km), Kasauli Regency Hotel (1.6 km) 

5. Timber Trail

The exhilarating ropeway rides at this location are its most popular attraction. The trail leads to Parwanoo, which is tucked away in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas and surrounded by stunning natural splendor. Pine and coniferous trees elegantly line the trail on both sides. The Timber trail connects two mountains, however, there is also the choice of using the cable car.

Cost of Ropeway Ride: INR 1250/- (Adults); INR 1000/- (Children) 

Special Tip: Tickets are only available each day for two hours. There can be only 12 people accommodated in the ropeway. 

  • Location: Parwanoo, Kasauli

  • Timing: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

  • Best Time To Visit: November to August

  • Nearest Attractions: Christ Church (300 m), Mall Road (200 m) 

  • Nearest Accommodations: Timber Trail Heights (30 m), Moksha Himalayan Spa Resort (2.05 km) 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days will be sufficient for Kasauli?

3 days and 2 nights are sufficient to explore Kasauli fully. Gilbert Trail, Sunset Point, Monkey Point, and Sunrise Point are just a few of the nearby tourist attractions that may be explored in a single day. 

Which time of year is ideal for visiting Kasauli?

The ideal time to visit Kasauli is during the monsoon.

What is Kasauli known for?

The Central Research Institute, Christ Church, Kasauli Brewery, and Sunset Point are just a few of the well-known attractions in Kasauli. Other activities include paragliding, shopping, and trekking.

Which Kasauli fruit is renowned?

Along with its tea, Kasauli is renowned for its cherry and plum fruits.

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