Kasauli, the once summer capital of Britishers is today a perfect travel destination, due to its natural charm and sheer elegance. This small hill town in Himachal Pradesh is a confluence of heritage structures and natural exquisiteness with a slight tint of British rulers’ impact even today. Known for its culturally rich ambience, the town sees visitors from all over the country and abroad at crest seasons.
The Central Research Institute (CRI) established in 1904, is known for its research on Immunology. This centre in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) specializes in producing vaccines for hazardous diseases like polio and measles.
Another glory of Kasauli is the Christ Church inaugurated in 1853. It was an Anglican Church, later joining the Church of North India in the diocese of Amritsar. The church is marvelously structured with imported glass furnishings.
The Kasauli club was established by the British. Even now, it is the pride of the elite as only highly placed citizens are granted membership to the Kasauli Club.
Also, the location of Kasauli has added to its tourism value. Close proximity to Chandigarh, Shimla and other cities has made the town an easily reachable weekend destination. Close to cities but yet far from noise and pollution, is one factor that has led Kasauli to remain a preferred travel choice for over a century. The absence of high rise apartments and the neatly framed cleanly maintained bungalows with gardens add to the look and charm of the city.
Summers are mild in Kasauli with winter temperatures falling to as low as 2 degree Celsius accompanied by snowfalls occasionally. It is one among the select localities in the country where one can enjoy the snow and walk through the clouds admiring the snow capped pine trees and mountains. For adventure lovers, trekking is also encouraged in the hills that surround the little town.