There was a time, we guys frequently used to take short break to balance our work-life. We use to search for nearby weekend gateways to take some time off. This time we went to a small cantonment hill station town Kasauli. Generally people stay here as a stopover point before moving upward to Shimla.
The small town has only couple of tourist attraction but provides a good escape from hectic life. It actually is not a place for any specific attraction or activities. But the environment is serene and it provides enchanting calmness.
We started early in the morning. It took us approx 6 hours (280km one ay ) to reach this hill station. Post lunch we went for local sightseeing points – monkey point, temple, church and last sunset point. Mostly all the hill stations have these common tourist spots. Watching sunset was nice. There were handful of tourist as it wasn’t a preferred destination by travelers back then. After having some quite and serene time at the sunset we went to see the mall road (the only place where we could see people both locals and tourists). After sometime hanging around we went to our resort.
Next day morning post breakfast we went for a nature walk or you can say hiking. Our resort was newly built and was located far away from the remaining resorts and the city. The resort was actually secluded on the hill and only couple of rooms were occupied. All this actually made our stay more peaceful and relaxed. The hiking trail was nice and we enjoyed the much needed break from our mundane office life.
- You can take a stopover at Kasauli before proceeding to Shimla and other hill station.
- The place is not very crowded compared to other nearby hill stations.