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Information about Himachal Pradesh Kasauli

On the way to Shimla after Kalka, there is a road which turns towards Kasauli - a very interesting place. In the night one can see Chandigarh from here. One can also have nice treks to Sanawar and to Monkey Point.1,927 metres above sea level, is the first hill station one sees as one approaches Shimla hills. Easily recognisable by a huge television tower, it runs along the first high ridge of the Himalayan foothills. It is 77 kms from Shimla, 15kms from Dharampur, 64 km from Chandigarh and 35 kms from Kalka. The colonial ambiance of the town is reinforced by cobbled paths, tiny shops,
gabled houses with magnificent facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. Kasauli is encircled by a mixed forest of Chir pine, Himalayan Oak and huge horse-chestnut. At 3647 m, the Choordhar or Choor Chandni peak, looms over the sylvan surroundings, and just across the ranges, is Simla. The Upper and Lower Malls are the two main 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.    
 It's narrow roads slither up and down the hillsides and offer some interesting vistas. Even at the peak of summer, Kasuali cannot be called crowded. The Upper and Lower Mall are the two main roads which run along the length of Kasuali, bordered by Chir pine, horse chestnuts, Himalayan Oaks and the odd juniper. Traffic is restricted on these roads which helps to keep Kausali one of the quietest hill stations. A number of Tibetan stalls offer bargain woollens of the best quality. A arts centre has also been set up at Ivy Cottage by a nephew of the celebrated indian artist, Amrita Sher-Gill. The centre organises occasional seminars and exhibitions.

 A vantage position for the views is Monkey point, 4 kms from the bus stand. Close by is Subathu, whose old fort is a major attraction.



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