Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
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Kasauli's Monkey point is the highest point of the town and is one of the most famous attractions of the place. Located at a mere distance of 4 kilometres from the bus stand, this destination has a small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman that remains crowded with monkeys. Being the highest point of the town, the Monkey point offers a bird's eye view of the nearby cities of Chandigarh, Kalka, Panchkula and sutlej river from this point. On a clear day, visitors can also spot a snow-covered peak of 'Choor Chandni', the highest peak of the Lower Himalayan belt.
Local legend dictates that while fetching the Sanjeevani herb for Laxman, Lord Hanuman's foot touched this spot. You would be surprised to learn that the top of the hill is shaped like a foot and the temple is said to be engraved with footmarks of the Lord. "Tapp's Nose" was the name given to this unusual shape of the rock.
Tips : 1. You can only visit this temple before 5:00 PM, and since the temple is located near the Air Force Station, you need to carry valid identity proof to get through.
2. Carrying electronics inside the temple is not allowed.
3. Since Kasauli is travelled on foot mostly, it is advisable for the tourists to wear comfortable trekking shoes to prevent shoe bites.
4. This place is flocked with groups and groups of monkeys. Worry not though! These monkeys, although a bit intimidating, are usually harmless and mind their own business. It is still advisable to be careful and not carry and open food items to the temple.
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