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  • Kasauli is a popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh. There are many spots which gather tourists to Places to Visit in Kasauli. Some of the key locations that are worth seeing include the Central research Institute, the Baptist and the Christ Church, The Kasauli Brewery and the very popular Nahri Temple. The Nahri temple is a popular spot for the spiritual travelers that visit this Durga Temple which is believed to be constructed at least 150 years back. 

    Kasauli is also a popular railway station which connects with many other popular stations.  The climate of the place is moderate with summer’s temperature not exceeding more than 32 degrees. There are some good resorts in the place as well which makes it a popular destination for all kind of travelers. 

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Kasauli:

  • 01Gilbert Trail

    Gilbert Trail
    Image Credit : Vikram Singh-Flickr
    It is surely among the must visit places for all the nature enthusiasts. Gilbert trail is a beautiful lane of nature where you can have a long walk. The total length of the track is around 1.5 km and it will take you around 45 mins to complete the whole trail. Tourists really enjoy the activity involved in the trail.

    Location: It is located in the major region of the town Kasauli.

    Highlights: If you trek for around 300 meters more after the trail ends, you will reach the end of the mountain which has a stunning view to offer. If you are lucky, chances are that you can spot a wild animal while on the trail.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit is during the morning hours. The paths are slippery and you must take caution while you walk but it is not possible to go on a trail at night.
  • 02Sunset Point

    Sunset Point
    Image Credit : Karthik R-Flickr
    We all know the beauty of sunset points, there are various such points throughout our country and the world. The sunset point in Kasauli attracts a lot of visitors because of the stunning view of the valleys. Apart from tourists, even the residents sometime come here to savour the beautiful scene of the sunset.

    Location: It is located at the end of the upper mall road. Busses and cabs are available at the place so transportation is very easy.

    Highlights: The major highlight is the view of the sunset point. People come here to enjoy, relax and click a lot of beautiful pictures of the setting sun. It is one of the best places to enjoy the evening.

    Best time to visit: For seeing the sunset, you need to visit the place at dusk around 6 in the evening. It is a natural event and thus you need to time yourself well to see it.
  • 03The Mall

    The Mall
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    The Mall in Kasauli is the main shopping area which the people go to shop for things. The place is divided into upper and lower mall road. There are a lot of shops, bookstores, cafes and restaurants where people come and enjoy their time.

    Location: It is located in one of the most central parts of Kasauli and you can reach here easily through either public or private transport.

    Highlights: This place is one of the busiest areas of the Kasauli region because a lot of people gather here to buy things they want. It is a famous place for tourists too because they search for things to take from here as a memory. Even the local residents come here to shop, eat and enjoy.

    Best time to visit: Although the mall is open from 10 in the morning till around 11 in the night. It sees a lot of hustle and bustle around the evening time.
  • 04Monkey Point

    Monkey Point
    Image Credit : Tahir Hashmi-Flickr
    Monkey point or also commonly known as Manki is the highest point in Kasauli. It is a major tourist attraction point in Kasauli. This place is managed and handled by the Indian Air Force, and they make sure that it is well maintained. If you have a tour planned for Kasauli, don’t forget to include it in your travelling itinerary.

    Location: It is located in Kasauli.

    Highlights: According to ancient myths, Lord Hanuman placed his foot in this place while searching for medicinal herbs for Lakshmana in the Ramayana. From this place, you can have a landscape panoramic view of the whole valley. You can also view the snow capped Himalayas and the Sutlej river from this place.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is at early morning or during evening. You will love the sunrise and sunset from this Monkey point in Kasauli.
  • 05Krishna Bhavan Mandir

    The Krishna Bhavan Mandir was built in the year 1926 and is beautifully made even though it is so old. Tourists love the place not only for the religious sentiments attached to it but also for the marvelous architecture of the place.

    Location: It is located in the town of Kasauli and is one of the major religious destinations of the place.

    Highlights: If you know a little about architecture you would easily recognize the mix of European and Indian style of architecture. But the temple is very famous for its church like shape and for the same reason is one of the most visited places by tourists. It is also known for the fairs held in the temple every year.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is during summers as the atmosphere is quite pleasant and Kasauli is best visited during the months of March to May.
  • 06Christ Church

    Christ Church
    Image Credit : Giridhar Appaji Nag Y -Flickr
    Christ Church is a great place for all the photo fanatics, God lovers and experience seekers. If you are on a visit to Shimla or any nearby region make sure to visit this place.

    Location: It is located in the Mall road of the Kasauli region. The Kasauli bus stand is nearby and travelling is not a hassle from here. Even a railway station is at close proximity from the place.

    Highlights: It is one of the oldest church in Himachal Pradesh, said to be built in the year 1853. But the church always looks as if it is newly built. The church also has a beautiful clock tower which people click a lot of pictures of.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is from morning 7 to evening 7. It is only open during these hours so you must take that into consideration before going to the place.
  • 07Garden of Char Minar

    The Garden of Char Minar is among one of the Mughal gardens in Kasauli. It was built by the famous emperor Jahangir in the 17th century for his wife Nur Jehan. The garden is also called as Shalimar gardens by many.

    Location: The garden is located quite close to the famous Dal Lake.

    Highlights: The garden of Char Minar is spread over 12.5 hectares of land and built in a Persian style. There are various fountains in the palace and one can gaze over the beauty of the minar for hours. You will also find a lot of colorful and fragrant flowers in the lush lawn of the garden.

    Best time to visit: Spring season is the best time to visit the place as the flowers bloom during this time. Many tourists also prefer to visit here in the winter season to see the frozen Dal lake and the snowy Pir Panjal ranges.
  • 08Sunrise point(Hawa Ghar)

    Sunrise point(Hawa Ghar)
    Image Credit : Adam Riquier-Flickr
    Just like the famous sunset point in Kasauli, the sunrise point is quite famous too. You will see a lot of tourists gathered at the Hawa Ghar in Kasauli to see the sunrise early in the morning. This place doesn’t disappoints and gives you a full view of the rising sun and the nearby region.

    Location: It is situated at the lower mall road in Kasauli. The place is just 350 mts from the famous Ros Common.

    Highlights: The famous spot was once also called as Hawa Ghar because at this particular region, one can easily witness air flowing throughout the year. People love taking pictures at the place.

    Best time to visit: As you might have guessed, the best time to visit the sunrise point is early morning. If you are late to the point, you would miss out on the opportunity because it is a natural event.

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Sunset Point

We all know the beauty of sunset points, there are various such points throughout our country and the world. The sunset point in Kasauli attracts a lot of visitors because of the stunning view of the valleys. Apart from tourists, even the residents sometime come here to savour the beautiful scene of the sunset.

Location: It is located at the end of the upper mall road. Busses and cabs are available at the place so transportation is very easy.

Highlights: The major highlight is the view of the sunset point. People come here to enjoy, relax and click a lot of beautiful pictures of the setting sun. It is one of the best places to enjoy the evening.

Best time to visit: For seeing the sunset, you need to visit the place at dusk around 6 in the evening. It is a natural event and thus you need to time yourself well to see it.
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Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

It is a Tibetan library situated in Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The library exists from 1970 and was founded by the 14th Dalai Lama named Tenzin Gyatso. The Library of Tibetan works and archives is one of the most important libraries of Tibetan work in the world.

Highlights: You will find a lot of Buddhist manuscripts and archives for the subjects relating to Tibetan history, politics, culture and art. There are around 80,000 manuscripts and documents in the library. The library exists as a resource to provide knowledge about the rich culture and heritage.

Location: The library is located in the city of Dharamshala and you can easily reach there through road vehicles as it is quite close from the city.

Price: For a membership of the library, the fee is around Rs. 300 INR per month and the registration cost is Rs. 50. For tourists, there is no additional price but for those who want memberships will have to pay the monthly price.
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Masrur

Masrur is an old village situated in the remote areas of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the tourists visit this village to see the architecture of the temples situated here. A lot of tourists visit the place while touring around famous places in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Location: Masrur is 40 kilometers from Kangra, a district in Himachal Pradesh. It is very close to Dharamshala and is quite accessible from roadways through Lunj. Roadways are the best way to reach the place which is what most people prefer.

Highlights: Masrur is quite famous for its rock cut temple which is also known as Himalayan Pyramid. They are a set of complex temples known for their classic Indian architectural style. These temples are around 6-8 centuries old which makes them more special.

Best time to visit: Usually people love to visit the place during winter season given the nice climate in North India.
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Kangra Art Museum

This is one of the museums which have paintings from the Kangra School, Chamba rural embroideries along with various traditional photos and costumes from the earthquake which shattered the place in 1905.

Location: It is located in the town of Dharamshala. You can easily reach the place through any means of transport.

Highlights: You can have a look at the fine miniature painting made by some of the most dedicated artists who love to paint. The museum is also home to the best embroideries.



Best time to visit: The museum stays open from 10 in the morning to 1:30 in the noon and then reopens again from 2 to 5 in the evening. It will be a waste of time if you visit on any other time because the museum will be closed by then.

Price: The ticket price for Indians is Rs. 50 whereas that for foreigners is Rs. 100.
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Dharamkot

Dharamkot is a village adjoining McLeod Ganj that oozes sparkling sceneries. Just three kilometres to the north of McLeod Ganj, forests of towering pines and rhododendrons welcome you to experience bliss first-hand. Not far from Dal Lake, the festival-fair organized every year adds to the vividness of Dharamkot. More spellbinding views of the Dhauladhar range await you, and a spiritual retreat at one of the several dedicated centres is just a step away. 

Although located only a stone’s throw away, the village of Dharamkot is in complete contrast to the Tibetan realms of McLeod Ganj. Trek to the villages at Naddi and Triund, which are right around the bend, and delve into the offerings of bountiful nature. A few cafes en route to Dharamkot sees the crowd dwindling, and peace is on the offing at throwaway prices. 


One of the most popular things to do among hikers is to rent a room in relatively noiseless Dharamkot and travel back and forth to McLeod Ganj—with the goal being solitude. Getting one’s own stock of alcohol from a kilometre away and chilling in the cafes is another one of travellers’ favourites. 

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Christ Church

Christ Church is a great place for all the photo fanatics, God lovers and experience seekers. If you are on a visit to Shimla or any nearby region make sure to visit this place.

Location: It is located in the Mall road of the Kasauli region. The Kasauli bus stand is nearby and travelling is not a hassle from here. Even a railway station is at close proximity from the place.

Highlights: It is one of the oldest church in Himachal Pradesh, said to be built in the year 1853. But the church always looks as if it is newly built. The church also has a beautiful clock tower which people click a lot of pictures of.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is from morning 7 to evening 7. It is only open during these hours so you must take that into consideration before going to the place.
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Naam Art Gallery

Naam art gallery is the best place for everyone who loves art and appreciates it. The gallery has a huge collection of paintings by Elizabeth Buschmann who belongs to Germany, who is also the founder of the gallery. It also has paintings from A.W. Hallett, who is an English painter.

Location: It is located around 32 km from the town of Dharamshala and takes just about an hour with public or private transportation.

Highlights: The major highlights of the gallery are of course the beautiful paintings hung on its wall. More than that, if you like a painting, you can buy it for yourself, this is a great way to show appreciation to someone's art.

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Best time to visit: The art gallery is open on all days from morning 10 to 7 in the evening. So you can have a visit at these times and enjoy the art work displayed here.
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Viceregal Lodge

Viceregal Lodge is the most beautiful and the historically significant building of Shimla. It is architecturally rich and accounts for a good half-day excursion. Known to be the summer residence of Indian Viceroy who was the British Raj leader between 1888 until 1946, the Viceroy has taken several significant decisions in this Lodge.

Location: The Viceregal Lodge is located some 2km west of Shimla on the summit of Observatory Hill which offers beautiful panoramic views over the region. To reach the Lodge you’ll have to follow the Chaura Maidan Road out of Shimla and the lodge spans over 500m along this road.

Highlights: The Viceregal Lodge is Shimla is also famous as the Rashtrapati Nilayam or the President’s House. Reference here is on the era between independence to the mid 1960’s when the logo was used by the Indian Presidents as their summer retreat.

Price: Entrance fee to the Lodge is 20RS
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Tsuglag Khang

This is one of the temples which are the main focus of visiting pilgrims, monks and a lot of tourists. Tsulag khang is loved by people owing to its beautiful aura and the natural surroundings.

Location: Tsuglag khang is located in the town of McLeod Ganj which has good accessibility and transport facilities. You will find the place on the Temple Road.

Highlights: The major highlight of the place is the main temple, the Tsuglagkhang itself. Another famous thing about it is the Namgyal Gompa and finally the Tibet Museum, which is famous for many ancient things worth seeing.



Best time to visit: You will have to take proper considerations while visiting the place due to different timings in different months. If you are going during April to October months, the place is open from 5 am – 8pm. For the months of November to March, the place is open for 6am-6pm.