Monkey Point Kasauli

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Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Monkey point, Kasauli Overview

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. Being the highest point of the town, the Monkey point has some scenic views to offer. You can capture the bird's eye view of the nearby cities of Chandigarh, Kalka, and Panchkula from this point. The mighty river Sutlej can also be seen coursing its way through the mountain ways and combined with the enchanting view of the nearby mountains is a breathtaking scene.

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. "Tapp's Nose" was the name given to this unusual shape of the rock. There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman set on top of the hill which always remains crowded with monkeys.

The fresh mountain breeze coupled with the reverberating sounds of temple bells is a unique encounter with serenity and should not be missed. Thus, Monkey point is a perfect spot for the nature lovers who adore getting lost in what can be described as a wonderful combination of scenic views, hopping monkeys, and peaceful vibes.

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The Monkey Gods of Monkey Point Kasauli

This destination is a favorite spot among the simian community as well. Flocked with groups and groups of monkeys, this destination will give you a wonderful chance to get up close and personal with these funny fellows. 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.

Best Time To Visit Monkey Point

The ideal time to pay a visit to this natural beauty is during the months of March, May, June and October. The weather during these months remains pleasant and suitable for a perfect and enjoyable stay.

Tips For Visiting Monkey point

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 a valid identity proof to get through.
2. Carrying electronics here 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. Tourists are also advised to carry water bottles because walking can make them thirsty.
5. Drivers should ensure that the engine of their vehicles is full because the town of Kasauli has no petrol pump.
6. Depending on the season when the trip is being planned, clothes should be chosen and packed accordingly.

How To Reach Monkey point, Kasauli

Taxis are easily available up to the Air Force base from where you need to walk up to the Monkey Point. Since the monkey point is situated at a distance of 4 km from the bus stop, you can easily travel via a bus. The rest 4 km can be covered by trekking, or you can go up 3 km and then climb the rest of the remaining 1 km. For those who are adventurous, this trek is going to be unforgettable!

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