Into the Himalayas From the Plains

by Stay Mango Mango Hotels


The Brits, when they established their stronghold over the Indian subcontinent enjoyed the massive trade surplus that flowed into their coffers, a natural outcome of a business monopoly. Company officials, however, despised the heat of the tropical country and were always looking for a more temperate place nearby to escape the scorching heat of the summers. That is the long and short of how the many hill stations across India came about. From the Himalayas to the Western Ghats, the British looked for and developed hill towns. Many of these places, like Dalhousie, bear the name of the Viceroy under whom they were founded. In this manner, Shimla became the Summer capital of British in India and many others were turned into cantonment towns. Kasauli is one such cantonment town and owing to its moderate climate and proximity to Delhi, it is still a favorite for holiday seekers.

Kasauli is a cantonment and town, situated in Solan area in the Indian province of Himachal Pradesh. The cantonment was built up by the British Raj in 1842 as a Colonial hill station,. It is at a distance of 77 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh, and 94 km from Ambala Cantt (Haryana), a critical Railway Junction of North India and lies at a height of 1,927 meters (6,322 ft). Of the many fascinating things in Kasauli, the Kasauli club is one old building you should check out apart from the beautiful British era churches.

The Kasauli Club was set up by regular people and administration workforce in 1880, as the Kasauli Reading and Assembly room. Its first executive was Sir David Semple of Kasauli's Pasteur Institute. At the time the Club was for the elite utilization of the British Raj, and held social gatherings, tea and supper parties and other such occasions

The Club was initially developed of wood and mortar and was ordinary of slope design. In 2001, after a 2000 rebuilding, it was crushed by flame, losing exquisite, old-world furniture and valuable and uncommon books. By 2005 it had been upgraded and revamped in stone, and plans were advanced for another joined gymnasium.

It is as of now situated inside Indian Army premises and is overseen by a standard Indian Army Officer as Club Secretary, supported by regular citizen staff.

If you are too far away from the mountains, there is no need to feel gloomy. Summers can also be spent eating oranges in the blazing heat of Nagpur city. Just lock yourself in a hotel in Nagpur and enjoy the citrus fruit. If possible, pick a hotel near Nagpur airport in case the heat overwhelms you and you need a quick escape.

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