I am not a full time traveller like many of us. At times it becomes really difficult to manage a trip every month especially when you are short of both time and money.
Same was the scenario with me, when I planned this trip. I just had 3 days in total (inclusive of weekends), because I just had one leave left in my leave balance :(corporate life does that to many of us.
Also it was end of the month and I was left with few pennies in my pocket (corporate life does that to us too) anyways travelling is my passion if any month passes by without any travel or trip it feels like a waste to me.
I searched a lot of places that I could cover in budget, all those places were not that fascinating because I had already covered the most of them
We (me & my 5 cousins) finally decided on KASAULI. Now, we heard a lot many times about this small town near Shimla but had no plans to visit it till then. This time my budget made me do it.
Let's break the suspense by disclosing how much I spend in total on this trip. It was 4475 pp, I will bifurcate this amount in the iteneary.
Covering few facts about KASAULI:
Kasauli is located at an altitude of 1800 meters and provides a splendid opportunity to spend time in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is about 330 kms from Delhi, 75 kms from Shimla and only 60 odd kms from Chandigarh.
Kasauli was established as a cantonment town by the British in 1842. It is one of the best preserved relics of the British Raj and is a favourite of army personnel and has housed some famous personalities, including the noted Indian writer, Khushwant Singh. A mixed forest of pine, oak, deodhar and other mountain trees encircles the town. Its colonial ambience is reinforced by a long stretch of cobblestone street, quaint shops, gabled houses with charming facades and scores of neat little gardens and orchards. Kasauli is a perfect weekend gateway for those residing in Delhi and Chandigarh, this picturesque hill-station oozes old world charm in every nook and corner.