1927 m above sea level is the small hill - station of
Kasauli, was originally developed
as a cantonment - sanatorium over 20 years, after the
British had based themselves at Simla. Its main attraction
lies in its overall cleanliness, and its accessibility;
only 15 km from Dharampur, 37 km from Kalka and 65 km
from Chandigarh. The narrow winding roads meander their
way up and down the hillside and offer some magnificent
3647 m, the Choordhar or Choor Chandni peak, looms over
the sylvan surroundings, and just across the ranges,
is Shimla. The Upper and Lower Malls are the two principal
roads that run along the length of Kasauli, a thick
cover of pine, oak, horse chestnut trees embracing the
entire area. Traffic is restricted on these roads, which
is the reason why, Kasauli is one of the quietest hill
stations in India. The resort's colonial aura is underlined
by gabled houses with picturesque facades, cobbled alleys
and rows of neat orchards and elegant gardens.
The nearest airports are at
Chandigarh ( 65 km ), and Simla
( 73 km ).
The nearest railhead is at Kalka ( 37 km ).
Taxis and buses are available for Kasauli from Delhi,
Chandigarh, Kalka and Shimla.