Kasauli is a small hill town full of quaint relics of the
British Raj, situated about 1950 meters above sea level and
nestling in the Shivaliks , it is almost midway between the
major cities of Chandigarh and Shimla. This way kasauli becomes
a offbeat destination who would like to get away from the
hustle-bustle of the city and off course it makes a perfect
destination for the week-ends.
The first impression of Kasauli is cleanliness, a profusion of
flowers and greenery wherever you turn. Just a 75 minutes drive
from Chandigarh, most probably around 5 hours drive from Delhi,
Kasauli is ideally located for spending weekend and holidays to
revitalize and recharge the mind and body. It provides a welcome
break from the rigors of city living. In the not so recent past
Kasauli lacked modern hotel accommodation and there were just a
couple of small hotels and the defense services holiday home.
Kasauli largely remains untouched by civilization. During
off-season (November-February) it is still possible to walk
kilometers without running into other people (unlike its
The Pasteur Institute, founded in 1900 by Sir David Semple, is
the oldest in India, producing anti-rabies vaccines and also
treating sufferers. Now called Central Research Institute.