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Things To Do In Kasauli
Nestled amidst the Shivalik Range between Kalka and Shimla, is the sleepy little hill station of Kasauli. A cantonment town established by the British during the 19th century, Kasauli has now emerged as a hot tourist destination and favourite weekend getaway for neighbouring cities. Apart from soaking in the peaceful ambience and going trekking, there is a lot more one can do while at Kasauli. Let us learn what things one can indulge in during a stay here.
It is a perfect getaway for those who are passionate about trekking. The amazing trekking spots, the mesmerising views, the pleasant and cool weather makes trekking a memorable experience in Kasauli. From Lower Mall Road trekkers can trek up to places like Jabli, Sunset Point and Manki, the major attractions in Kasauli. A rejuvenating experience, it is important to remember to carry trekking gear and shoes.
Ride Toy Train from Dharampur to Barog
The hill station toy trains have now been declared a UNESCO World Heritage and one should not miss the opportunity of going on this joy ride. From Kasauli one can reach Dharampur to take the train to Barog and back. The train winds its way through pine forests, sleepy little hamlets, tunnels and gorges. The fresh air of the hills and the picturesque locale makes the ride worth it. It is an opportunity to click some beautiful pictures to carry back home.
Go on Nature Walks
In Kasauli nature is everywhere, from the hills to pine forests, from the picturesque hamlets to breathtaking sunsets. It is time to capture the romance that is in the air by going on long nature walks. It is an opportunity to soak in the surroundings, breathe in the freshness and get the worn out soul rejuvenated. The prevailing tranquillity helps to sooth frayed nerves. It is perhaps the best way to explore Kasauli and its surroundings.
Explore Gilbert Trail
Surrounded by thick woods, lofty pines, towering hills and rich fauna is the famous Gilbert Trail. This rather slippery trail is a 1.5 km walkway from the Lover’s Lane with rocky cliff on one end. It is an exciting walk to explore the nature’s bounty but one needs to be cautious.
Ride Timber Trail Cable Car
Create another lifetime memory by riding the Timber Trail Cable Car. Timber Trail is an enchanting place people visit to enjoy the amazing views of valleys and rolling mountains. It is located about 36 km from Mall Road. Once at this place you cannot miss the 1.8 km ropeway ride across the valley. You are treated to an aerial view of the deep valleys and gorges with the mountains rising in the backdrop.
Shop at Kasauli Tibetan Market
Once you are done with sightseeing it is time to go on a shopping spree. The lower Mall Road has several Tibetan shops selling a variety of goods from stoles, scarves, woollens to handicrafts. There are some fresh fruit shops from where you can pick up plums, peaches and apricots and also choose from a range of jams and marmalades. If you want to carry back some souvenirs from your trip then make sure to drop in at Pinkonez and Mug Studio. You can pick up the gift item of your choice. If you are a wine lover or want to gift wine, you will find some lovely locally produced wines like plum wine, peach wine, apple wine, sherry wine etc.
Taste Tibetan Cuisine
You most certainly cannot leave Kasuali without trying their authentic Tibetan cuisine. The dumplings and thukpas are to die for. In the lower Mall Road itself you can find eateries lined up. You must also try their local bread called Sidu, Madara and poppy seed halwa. The Band Samosa, a bun served with chutney and chole is delicious. Apart from Tibetan food, NH22 Dhaba and Narinder Sweet House are worth a mention.
Hang out at Hangout Bar
This is a rooftop bar at Kasauli Regency. Set up on a terrace, the beautiful decor creates a warm ambience for its visitors. It offers a variety of food and beverages. It has Live DJ Nights on weekends, belting out peppy numbers. It is the place to be for enjoying good music and food and the fantastic scenic beauty of hills and valleys in the backdrop.