No its no mall. This is the vintage mall road housing several shops from busy eateries to selling colorful handicrafts.Mmall road is thronged by visitors all year in all seasons. Hunt for the most sought after momos or juicy burgers, the mall is a traveler's paradise. And yes, a lot of friendly canines also roam around in the streets, often fed and looked after by locals. No wonder they are healthy and plum. I loved watching them lazing around and sleeping to their heart's content.
-No entry fees but parking your vehicle can get very difficult.
-Take as much time as you want for hogging or on shopping spree or simply hop around.
My first day was spent strolling and hogging in Kasauli. The next day we visited Barog. Will post about Barong in my next post.
How to reach Kasauli-
By road- You can drive to Kasauli from any city nearby. The place is well connected by good motor-able roads. Route we took: Gurgaon-Delhi-Murthal-Panipat- Karnal- Kurukshetra- Ambala-Zirakpur-Kasauli via NH44 with 5 tolls on the way. The last one was Rs 100 to enter Kasauli. (They charge this fee each time you enter the barrier gates. This helps them maintain the roads and keep traffic under control. Thankfully we had booked a hotel 4 km before Kasauli)
Trains- There are no trains to reach Kasauli. The nearest railway station is Barog for the toy train that plies from Shimla to Kalka. Main railway station is at Kalka 26 km from Kasauli.
By air- Kasauli has no airport either. The nearest airport is at Chandigarh located 70 km away from Kasauli.
P.S- This trip was in the month of June 2018.