Sights to visit

Dagshai- 10 mins by car

Dagshai is situated in the Solan District and is located a few kilometres away from Barog. It is one of the oldest cantonment towns and is located on a hillock, which is 5,689 ft high.

The name Dagshai was derived from ‘DAGG-E-SHAHI’, which was a mark put on the forehead of criminals during the Mughal era. After being marked with this symbol, the criminals were sent to the then Dagshai village. The attraction also contains a graveyard that overlooks a valley and dates from the British era. Dagshai Central Jail is still present within this village.

Suketi Fossil Park: 1hr 16 mins (48Km) NH22

Shivalik Fossil Park, also known as the Suketi Fossil Park , is a fossil park with a collection of prehistoric vertebrate fossils and skeletons recovered from the upper and middle Siwaliks geological formations of sandstones and clay at Suketi in the Sirmaur districtin the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. 

The fossils are identified by the Geological Survey of India as vertebrate fossils which resided in the area about 2.5 million years ago, during a period when the region was known for the geological formations of the Shivalik system of hills. It has also been concluded that the Shivalik Hills, which formed about twenty-five million years ago, give proof of the evolution of mankind. The mammalian fossils found in the Shiwaliks of this park are one of the world's richest antiquities.

The park is named after the Suketi village where it is located, at the very site where the fossils were found, in theMarkanda River valley, at the foot of the Himalayas. 

Mohan Shakti National Park 

Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, Mohan Shakti National Park is one of the most picturesque picnic spots you’ll visit in Himachal Pradesh. The Park is situated amidst thick oak trees and terraced gardens. Being situated on the foot hills, the park offers some amazing and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The Park contains several temples and sculptures of various Hindu deities reminiscent of Akshardham temple in Delhi. Mohan Park is managed by the Mohan Meakin Brewries but one needs to be careful as the road leading to the park is steep and dangerous, so only if one can drive downhill, should one visit the place in the car. Also make sure you bring some eatables and drinking water.

Karol Tibba

Karol Tibba along with the adjoining Meteol Tibba is one of the most famous attractions at Solan. The names refer to two peaks located in the Himalayas. The peaks are frequently visited picnic spots that can be accessed through a fairly easy trek trail via Chail and can only be viewed from Solan. Karol Tibba also houses places of immense historical and religious importance, a cave in the Himalayas that was believed to be inhibited by the Pandavas during their exile in the Mahabharatha.

Bon Monastery, Solan

Bon monastery in Solan is the second oldest Bon monastery in the world. The monastery is highly revered by the people of the Bon community. The Bon community is even older than the Buddhist community though the principles are the same. Perched on a hill top, the Bon monastery offers picturesque views of the town and snow-capped mountains.

The monastery is a grand spectacle, boasting manicured gardens and an impressive statue of Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche. The monastery was founded in 1969 by the Abbopt Lungtog Tenpai Nyima. The chief of the monastery is Menri Trizin. People participate in religious ceremonies and it is also a ritual to walk in

Kasauli Brewery

Kasauli Brewery was established in 1820s and predates the town of Kasauli which was established later. The brewery was established by Edward Dyer who brought the equipment from Britain during the time when the area was occupied by the British east India Company. To the region’s climate which resembles that of Scotland the brewery is famous for its various single malt whiskeys and the freshly brewed Indian pale ale.

The Mall- Kasauli

The Mall refers to the main shopping area of the town and is divided into the lower and the upper mall road. The area houses various shops and restaurants and the famous Kasauli Club. The mall is the busiest area of Kasauli and is frequented by a huge number of tourists who are attracted by the various shopping and dining locations here. The area includes shops, tea shops, restaurants, cafes and book stores etc.

Krishna Bhavan Mandir

Krishna Bhavan Mandir was built in 1926 and is exemplary of a marvelous architecture that combines the European and Indian style architecture. The temple is famous for being constructed like a church and is a popular tourist spot in Kasauli. The temple is one of the major pilgrim spots in Kasauli and is frequented by a huge number of tourists.

Kasauli is known for its various easy to moderate hiking trails in the Himalayas. Being a famous hill town, Kasauli is frequented by huge number of tourists all year round. Kasauli is best visited during summers as the temperature is quiet pleasant and the above-mentioned places can be experienced at their best.