Shimla Kasauli a weekend destination popular in India
This is Part two of Trip Experience – Delhi Chandigarh Kasauli Shimla Kufri, Chail, Delhi Trip friend. In the
earlier part we have seen, how we reached to Kasauli and our stay in Garkhal, HemKund hotel.
Now our next objective was to see the best places to see in Kasauli. So here the plan was. We took local bus
from Garkhal bus stop and reached to Kasauli Main Market. It hardly took 10 minutes and 5 Rs. per
person. The frequency of the buses is normal but some time it low.
You can also take Cabs, any other 4 wheeler’ there if are single, double, triplet you can choose local bus else it’s
depend upon your choice, requirement and availability.
We dropped at the bus stop where other cabs are also stayed. On Google there are many places where it showing
Sunset point, sunrise point, the famous church and Man-Ki-Point etc and for visiting those places you
have to book a cab or any 4 wheeler vehicles. The cabs booking fair was Rs. 200 to just drop at entry gate
of Man-Ki-Point, else they will ask for Rs. 600-700 per vehicle for complete the places.
According to us you can enjoy these places by walk, no bookings of cabs are required because all these places are
in just 4 kms. If you are single, double, in college friend groups, couple, newly married couple you can enjoy the
fiza, weather by walking.
Best Places to see in Kasauli
Most of the people must misspell it as Monkey Point , the correct pronunciation of Man-Ki-Point is
(मन की पॉइंट). This come under the jurisdiction of Indian Air Force, Kasauli. So you have to follow some
important rules of the place while visiting Man-Ki-point (मन की पॉइंट).
About Man-ki-point, Kasauli
This is at a height of 8572 feet and having temple of Lord Hanuman. Reason to be called as मन की पॉइंट
is because people have belief that if you wish anything here it will complete. Also according to some incidents of
Important rules to be followed while visiting Man-Ki-point.
As told earlier this comes under the jurisdiction of Indian Air Force strategic center Kasauli.
- All the electronic gadgets are prohibited in this area. Gadgets like Mobile (All types), Pages, Camera all types, luggage, bags etc only wallet is allowed.
- Be in discipline and don’t go here and there in the campus.
- Don’t do any vigilance, spy activity; otherwise you will be legal problem.
- The security guards have very clear instructions to shoot if you found someone doing illegal activities.
Important pointers before going to Man-Ki-point
- Take Water bottles and normal medicine
- Don’t go if you have heart problem or any health issues.
- Be aware of Moneys there. Don’t take out food items from the bags etc.
2: Sun Set Point – Kasauli
This is the point where you can enjoy more clear view of sun set. Nothing much special at this location and it
will take nearly 10-15 minutes to enjoy this place.
In mountain region you can enjoy sunset and sunrise point at any location which is on good height and no
building is there.
3: Sun Rise Point – Kasauli
As same like sun set this is also just an location a height where you can enjoy the rise of sun behind the
mountains. You can enjoy this also from any location in Kasauli.
4: Christ Church – Kasauli
There are many places are under heritage property and are prohibited for further constructions. So one the
very old and famous building is Christ Church in Kasauli. Here some shots of John Abraham starer
blockbuster Bollywood Movie, Madras Café were shot.
Here are some images of Church.
5: Mall Road- Kasauli
As the mall road of Nainital, Bhopal, Shimla, Manali are popular in India, you can also enjoy the
same in Kasauli also. Where many shops are opened of Snacks, cloths, electronics toys etc. offering
Samosa, Tea, Momos, Jalebi, Rolls etc
Rest nothing other places to see in Kasauli. So after visiting these places we then moved back to our hotel in
next 10 minutes. We have enjoyed the environment, weather and nature.
Dinner at Hotel Hem Kund , Garkhal.
In Garkhal these is no big restaurant or shop where you can enjoy different cuisines. There only some
small shops for like some snacks etc. So will suggest you to take lunch and dinner in Hotel hem Kund itself.
There prices of lunch and dinner are fair enough.
So after our dinner, we took a sip of tea and enjoyed our balcony view.
Some glimpses of our balcony view from Hotel Hemkund, Garkhal.
Next Day Trip to Shimla.
On the very next day we took same local bus from Garkhal bus stop to Dharampur, and from there to Shimla.
There are cabs its our choice to choose local bus.
Finally we reached to Shimla – Queen of Hills one of the Top Hill Station Popular in India
Places to Visit in Shimla – Weekend Destination
1: Mall Road – Shimla
This is one of the famous and favorite places to visit in Shimla. You can enjoy best view from the balcony
of the ridge. Also with the Shimla dresses.
2: Jakhu Temple – Shimla
This is one of the Famous place to visit in Shimla. Having a statue of Lord Hanuman with height of
nearly 108 meter at the height of 2850 meters on the Top of the hill. You can view this statue even from the
This temple was built in earlier than 1831. This is the tallest Hanuman Statue in World. Inaugurated
by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachhan in 2010.
How to go Jakhu temple – Shimla
1 – By Trolly
This service is available from behind the Church of Mall Road Shimla. Cost of the Trolley for per person is
Rs. 275 from each side. Here are some clicks from Trolley.
2 – By Walk
People having health issues don’t go take auto or trolley to reach their. Auto will drop at 200 meter before.
So suggested to take trolley.
Note: Beware of the monkeys there, and keep all the important things and accessories inside and
tries to don’t carry bags.
3: Local Markets – Shimla
Ladies and shoppers here is the best thing for you. There is local shopping market besides the mall road Shimla
there is a shopping complex where you can buy local things.
The most important is the Church where people can view the old architecture and prey for the wishses.
There is an auditorium just in the middle of the mall road and before the Y. S Parmar park. This auditorium.
Some times some events are going in this auditorium.
6: Y.S Parmar Park
In this park you can enjoy and spend some time with your friend(s). Here is the pick.
Important/Noticeable places of Mall road Shimla.
There is a waiting hall just the left side of Church on mall road where the scene of Blockbuster Bollywood
movie 3 Idiot shot. The scene is where R Madhavan, Raju and discussing how would he knows about
Chanchad(Amir Khan). Here is the scene.
Best Time to Visit Shimla
This is the peak time, there is huge rush and prices of the things like hotels, cabs etc are little high.
February – June
This is off time, low rush and also you can enjoy good time here. If you love some separate place then you
will find here.
On the second day we have booked ticket for Super hit Bollywood movie Sui Dhaga starred of Anushka
Sharma and Varun Dhawan in SRS Cinema Shimla, which is situated above the new bus stand
Our story is continued will share the next day trip in our next post.