Away from the tumult of the usually crowded hill stations, there lies Kasauli, a sleepy little hamlet amid the opulent green treasures, often surrounded by mist and elusive clouds. The colonial houses, peaceful lanes, lovely orchards and the stunning view of the mountains together make Kasauli a perfect holiday getaway. I was looking for a quiet, relaxing place and hence chose this pretty little place for my summer escapade in mid June.
Sunset PointEvery hill station has a vantage point with beautiful views of sunset. This point was the same with an exception that nothing was visible because of the blanket of dust. You can relax here watching the glazing sun set in the mountains, take pictures (ofcourse), let your kids enjoy on colorful swings or grab a bite at the tiny eatery.
If there was no dust, I might have spend some time there. Few meters away from Sunset Point is the Sunset Point Mountain walk which is trail through a mountain that ends near the sunset point area. Its an easy hike while you soak in the greenery. Oh, I met a little pup at the entrance of the Sunset Point Walk which was apparently adopted by the army official there. And my day was made :)
Manki PointNested in the Air Force base and in the shape of a foot, this is the highest peak in Kasauli. Legends say that Lord Hanuman had set foot on this place while he was returning from his search of "sanjeevni booti" for Lord Ram. A small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman draws crowd as well as monkeys. Be prepared for a thorough checking and frisking at the entrance.
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For Manki point:
-No entry fees.
-Takes about an hour to see the place at leisure.
Husband and mine joys knew no bounds amid the lush greenery and chirping of birds. The misty backdrop was the cherry on the cake. Its quite an easy hike that suits all age groups. The walk leaves you refreshed and elated. Needless to mention the natural props along the way give you immense photo opportunities.
-No entry fees
-Can be visited all seasons.
|Apparently the oldest building in the mall, Kasauli|
-No entry fees but parking your vehicle can get very difficult.
My first day was spent strolling and hogging in Kasauli. The next day we visited Barog and you can read about my beautiful adventure here.