Birds View is the quintessential countryside retreat for someone seeking a pleasant change in routine in a placid habitat.We, at Birds View have inculcated a congenial atmosphere so that our guests can relax and do things at their own pace.

For nature enthusiasts, artists, photographers & folks in between …it is paradise!

Boasting spectacular panoramic vistas of the Kasauli hills on the left, sub tropical pine & tropical deciduous - thorn forests on the periphery of the property, and Cities; Panchkula & Chandigarh – up till lake Sukhna & beyond can be viewed from the property. In fact our name is short for birds-eye-view We believe that travelling to Kasauli is all about spending a short, peaceful & economic vacation where one needn't worry about being too far from civilization, yet enjoy a healthy accord with nature.

So if you're in Kasauli & looking for a place to encounter it all, the remedy is the abode of Birds View!

Introduction :

Kasauli is a cantonment and town, located in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The cantonment was established by the British Raj in 1842. Situated 77 kilometers (48 mi) from Shimla, 65 kilometers (40 mi) from Chandigarh, and 50 kilometers (31 mi) from Panchkula. The hill station lies at a height of more than 1,800 meters (6000 ft.)

Tourism :

Kasauli in recent times has become an ideal weekend destination for urban dwellers, owing to its close proximity to big cities like Chandigarh & New Delhi, its natural beauty and its colonial charm.

History :

Kasauli up till the 1700's was under the territory of the Rajputs, the Thakur of Beija ruled over these lands, thereafter it came under the Gorkha Suzerainty until they were expelled by the Sikhs of the Malwa with considerable aid from the British, thus becoming a part of the Cis-Satluj states under the Patiala Riasat. In the year 1842 the area came under the direct protectorate and control of the British and was later developed into a charming town and cantonment to escape the warm & humid climate of the adjoining plains.

Climate :

The climate varies from pleasant in summers (despite the heat wave from the plains) to a little above freezing in winters, the monsoons are the best time to visit, one can actually breathe the mist clouds & the hills are transformed into emerald green pastures, it usually gets chilly at nights so light woolens are required.

Time zone :

IST (UTC+5:30)

Coordinates :

30.9*N76.96*E

Altitude :

1630 meters(5347.77 Ft.) above sea level

Old Kasauli Road :

It is a H.P. state link road which connects Kasauli via Parwanoo, Jangeshu, Manaon & Mashobra. The road is a narrow hill road & gets a little bumpy on certain stretches, yet it is relatively safer than the NH - 22 since it has lesser traffic. It is safe to travel even at night & it's a great mountain driving experience; even for an inexperienced driver!

    Perquisites :

  • Drive slowly at the speeds between 30-40km/hr Max.
  • Honk or use dipper at night on curves and turns.
  • Keep to your side.
  • Thumb rule: It is the right of way for the vehicle climbing up.
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery of the thickly wooded hills & the towering mountain backdrops.

FACT :

This road was one of the greatest engineering fete of the British in this part of the country, back then it was the main road to get to the British stations of Simla, Kasauli, Dagshai, Sabatu etc & was a part of the Old Hindustan – Tibet Road therefore it has been given a heritage protection status by the H.P. Govt.

Distances :

Chandigarh – Kasauli via Old Kasauli Road = 58KM (aprox.); 10Km (aprox.) shorter from NH-22.

The Hill station of Kasauli is popular with tourists for sites like…

Cantonment :

British time cantonment town still retains its old charm and colonial buildings.

Bazaar and Mall road :

Host to tiny Tibetan and locally owned shops and cafes, one can get great bargains on the stuff. While in Kasauli one must try out the famous street food item of Kasauli the ‘bun-samosa’ from Narinder Sweets.

Christ Church :

An Anglican church built by the British, the church contains Spanish and Italian imported stained glass windows depicting Christ, Mary, Saint Barnabas and Saint Francis. It still retains its 150+ year old charm till date.

Manki Point a.k.a. Tapp’s Nose :

According to local legend; Lord Hanuman, during his quest to find the rare herb known as the 'sanjavni booty' scaled the peak where the temple is built today, to have a clear view of the greater Himalayas where it was rumored that the rare herb flourished back then.

Nahri Mandir :

The Nahri temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga, is believed to have been built around 150 years ago. Also known as the Jantar Mantar Choo Mantar Mahadev Mandir, this temple is famous for its festive celebrations of Shivratri and Dushera. The temple houses beautiful idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga- placed inside the sanctum of the temple. Above the temple, there is a century-old “bauri” (a natural source of water) which still provides sweet potable water. The temple is visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year to offer their prayers to the almighty, and find solace in its enchanting and divine ambience.

Gilbert Hill Nature walk, Mount walk & Sunset Point :


Baba Balak Nath Temple :

It is belief of local woman folk that infertility is cured if one prays in the temple.

The Lawrence School Sanawar :

One of the first co-educational boarding schools in the world & the best known boarding school of India, was originally used as recreational asylum for British soldiers and later a boarding school, members of Indian royalty, Statesmen, Generals, Artists etc. are amongst many illustrious old sanawarians.

Kasauli Club :

One of the oldest clubs of north India, established in 1880 by the British, it is membership is the most sought after in north India, with a life time waiting for new applicants, its members include personalities like Rahul Bose, Khushwant Singh etc.

Kasauli Brewery :

One of the oldest breweries in northern India, during the British 'Lion beer' was manufactured and sold locally to British occupants, It was taken over by Mohan – Meaken breweries but discontinued thereafter.