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  • Even though the list of awesome things to do in Kasauli will never run short, we have selected the best ten things to do for you to make your heart flutter and your vacation unforgettable. Romance is in the air of Kasauli which can be easily experienced while visiting places like The Lover`s Lane, the Gilbert Trail, Toy Train Ride, Timber Trail, etc. and undertaking activities within the zone.

    As one rides in local trains, or stroll with their beau in the lanes, take a trek to the high peaks around or party in the night bar; Kasauli has a happening for all types of travelers, be it adventurous or peace seeker.

    Despite its closeness to Shimla, the overcrowded tourist destination, Kasauli has remained traditional with its rustic charm still intact. So scroll down now to catch some interesting things to do in Kasauli and thank us for the rest later.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Kasauli:

  • 01Ride in Toy Train

    Ride in Toy Train

    The journey by the toy train encapsulates the beauty of the region in the glimpses. Tourists travelling in families or on backpacking trips are equally fascinated by the charms the train offers. It is a valued heritage of Kasauli and comes under the world heritage list of UNESCO. One can catch the train from Dharampur which is the nearest railway station to Kasauli. One can easily take up a taxi to Dharampur which is around 12 km from Kasauli and then take up the train to Barog and return.

    The journey will take up to 4 hours, every minute of which comes up with something interesting to speculate. The train ride feels like a scene from a Bollywood movie with its dramatic views of the lavishly green forests in the surrounding, snow-capped mountains and various tunnels.

    Location- Dharampur Railway station, Himachal Pradesh.

    Timings- The timings are dynamic.

    Charges- The charges depend on The tickets can be booked through the I.R.C.T.C website online, choosing the start and destination point of the journey according to your comfort.

  • 02Sightseeing in Timber Trail

    Sightseeing in Timber Trail

    Cocooned in the serene charm of Kasauli, the timber trail is equally favoured by tourists on family vacations as well as students on backpacking trip alike. The spot is the most sought location for photography amongst the tourists visiting Kasauli`s Parwanoo. Perched on mountains set against the breath-taking backdrop of Shivalik Hills, the verdant trail is abundantly blessed with coniferous and pine trees. The two mountains of the trail are connected by the cable car.

    A 10 minutes ride in which makes one feel like they are floating with the clouds. The ride throughout the 1.8 km of distance never fails to astonish you and gives you an adrenaline rush with a plateful of stunning views of the deep gorges right beneath your feet.

    Location- Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings- 9 AM to 5 PM.

    Charges- Although, there are no entry charges for the trail, you need to buy tickets for the cable car ride which is 1250 bucks per head for an Indian adult and for a child it is 1000 bucks. The tickets come with a time limit of two-hours only.

  • 03Kalka Trek

    Kalka Trek

    This trek is often listed amongst the top adventurous treks in India. Relish your vacation by trekking through Kalka- Kasauli. The total stretch is around 26 km. Trekking through this undulating path can be a bit strenuous but a spell bounding experience that one must have once in a lifetime. The natural serenity of the region will rejuvenate one`s mind and soul while feasting the eyes on the scenic vistas. The trekking point is nearby Delhi and is easily accessible.

    The key to a successful trek is to travel light in groups and taking small breaks in between. One can easily look up to find various companies organizing trekking through this. The easy route is through Pinjore Kalka then to Timber Trail to Dharampur to Garkhal and finally from Garkhal to Kasauli.

    Location- Himachal Pradesh, India

    Timings-The whole trek will take up roughly about 7 to 8 hours excluding the little snack breaks in between.

    Charges- The trekking is free of charges.

  • 04Party at Hangout Bar

    Party at Hangout Bar

    In order to know about a place fully, one must experience the nightlife of a place. The Hangout Bar boasts itself as the most happening bar in the region. The places a unique feature of the open-terrace with outdoor seating, neon illuminated bar counter with chic modern furniture. The ambience of the bar is brought to life by the live DJ performances. The DJ effortlessly transits songs right from the classic Bollywood to the latest numbers, Hip- hop to Retro Hollywood and Jazz to Rock and Roll.

    The sessions last on loud volumes till 10 pm only after which Noise Free or Silent party or Headphones Party starts which is in itself unique as it is a European concept which is adapted for the very first time at any bar. The place serves a wide variety of culinary delight for your taste buds while you sit there relishing the views of the green vistas and rolling hills from the terrace with the tingling of the cool breeze fresh from the mountains.

    Location-
     Hotel Kasauli Regency, Village Garkhal, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India

    Timings-
     8am to 12 am.

    Charges- The experience is pretty inexpensive at the minimal price of 500 bucks for two people. It will cost around 200 bucks per head for the headphones.

  • 05Shopping at Mall Road

    Shopping at Mall Road

    Shopping is one of the pleasures that every tourist is guilty of enjoying. It is at the top of the list of must-do activities in Kasauli. The Mall Road is dotted with several shops offering an extensive range of products. A meandering cobbled stone path leads the Mall road lined with shops offering exquisite local handcrafted products like woollen shawls, carpets, antique items like silver jewellery, wooden and metal crafts to name a few.

    It also features a few bookshops offering extensive variety for avid readers. The road is dispersed with quaint little cafes offering you a taste of local cuisine for the ravenous attacks of the hunger pangs.

    Location-
     Mall Road, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings-
     7 am to 8 pm

    Charges- 
    The entry is free of charge.

  • 06Nature Walk at The Lover`s Lane

    Nature Walk at The Lover`s Lane

    As the name suggests, the serpentine trail is ideal for a romantic hand in hand walk or strolling by yourself. The trail paves its way through the towering pine trees, engulfed in the greenery of the valley decorated with the background music of the chirping of birds.

    The one and half kilometres trail are still intact with its tranquillity and virgin charms. The glimpse of beauty you get while strutting through the lane with avenues of trees lined up on both sides of the road and the abundance of flora and fauna leaves an indelible impression on your heart.

    Location- Sunset Point, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings- It is advisable to leave the place before sunset.

    Charges- The entry is free of charge.

  • 07Eat Tibetan Food

    Eat Tibetan Food

    Food is the most intimate way of learning about the culture of a place. The quaint town along with its scenic views of rolling hills and snow-crested mountains is also a Food Lover`s paradise offering a plethora of local cuisine food to gorge on. Although the local eatery offers ubiquitously known finger- licking delicacies like momos served with green and red chutneys and thukpas, the lesser known dishes like poppy seeds halwa and the locally made bread called Sidu are equally mouth-watering.

    Sipping the local teas and losing yourself in its invigorating aromas is certainly a must try. The must die for snacks apart from the locally prepared Tibetan cuisine are the hot bun samosas, jalebis and aloo tikkis.

    Location-
     Mall Road, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings-
     7 am to 8 pm

    Charges-
     Depends on the place of your choice to eat.

  • 08Walking at Gilbert Trail

    Walking at Gilbert Trail

    The bucket-list of treks in Kasol cannot be completed without the Gilbert trail, situated at a short distance of 700 metres from the Lover’s Lane. A roughly made 1.5 km kachcha rasta meandering along the rocky cliffs leads up the trail. Nestled in nature’s lap, with thickets of trees on both sides, blessed with an abundance of green plants, sprinkled with the magical vibes of the quiet forest and music of the chirping of the several migratory birds.

    The place is ideal for bird watching and perfect camera clicks for serious travel bloggers. Walk through these woods never allows you a dull moment and is extremely exhilarating. The trail awaits you to be awestruck by the mesmerizing beauty its path offers.

    Location- Gilbert Nature Trail, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings-
     Early morning to Twilight.

    Charges
    - The entry is free of charge.

  • 09Trekking to Monkey Point

    Trekking to Monkey Point

    Hailed as the highest point in Kasauli, the monkey point offers scenic views of the breathtakingly verdant valley blanketed in thick forests of trees and the wild flora and fauna. The trail is glorified as “Manki Point” as it is always swarmed with groups of monkeys at the local Hanuman temple of the point.

    The place is handled by the Indian Air Force. Trekking to the point offers you the glimpses of the snow-dusted peaks of ‘Choor Chandni’ the highest peaks of the lower Himalayan range mountains and the Sutlej river gushing down the gorges. The trek makes up for the quirky combination of hopping monkeys, the tranquillity of the forests and the reverberating sounds of the religious bells clinking.

    Location
    - Located in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

    Timings-
    The timings are from 9 am to 5 pm, ideally from dawn till dusk.

    Charges
    - Free of cost.

  • 10Anglican Church

    Anglican Church

    Built in allegorical Gothic architecture, the high ceilings with the ornamentally carved arches, stained glass windows transports you from the serpentine streets of Kasauli to the Renaissance era Italy. It is considered a historical landmark as it is the oldest built structure. The architecture of the place gets its dramatic effect from its dark coloured wall with the juxtaposition of the green coloured sloping roof.

    The main wall is decorated with intricate stained glass paintings of Jesus Christ bounded by St. Joseph and Virgin Mary on either side. The building also accommodates an impressive clock tower. The place is one of the most photographed buildings in Kasauli.

    Location-
     It is perched on a walkable distance from the bus stand, Mall Road, Kasauli.

    Timings- It is open to the visitors on weekends only, from 7 am to 7 pm. Although you need to be present early in order to attend the Sunday Mass.

    Charges- 
    The entry to the place is non- chargeable.

Sightseeing in Kasauli

Adventure in Kasauli

Attractions in Kasauli

Day outs in Kasauli

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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.

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