The Monkey point in Kasauli is it’s highest point and also one of the most popular attractions in the town. It is situated only 4 kilometers away from the Kasauli bus stand. A small temple is situated at this point which worships Lord Hanuman. Because it is the highest point of the town, one can enjoy breathtaking views from Monkey Point. It overlooks all the nearby cities like Kalka, Panchkula, and Chandigarh. One can also see the Sutlej river flowing through the mountains. The magnificent scenic beauty with the backdrop of gigantic mountains is worth dying for.
Various legends are surrounding this place, one of which says, while Sri Hanuman was fetching the Sanjeevani herb for Sri Laxman, his foot touched this place. Interestingly, the top of this hill also looks like a foot-step. The unusually shaped rock was named “Tapp’s Nose”. The temple built on the top of this hill is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is always crowded with monkeys.
The fresh mountain air mingles with the pious rings of bells of the temple creates a mystic and enchanting atmosphere. The peaceful vibes and serenity of this place attract visitors from all around the world. They get lost in the world of hopping monkeys, enchanting bells, scenic views, and hilly clouds. Monkey Point offers visitors such an amazing experience that they become speechless. So visiting the highest point of this small town named Kasauli is a must one.
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The Monkey Gods of Monkey Point
It is a favourite destination among the simian community too. As the temple is very much crowded with monkeys, one can get a chance to get close with these funny fellows. Though this can be quite an intimidation experience for few but the monkeys here are harmless and usually mind their own business. Only carrying and opening food items can be risky because the monkeys will be tempted to snatch it from you. Otherwise, the place is very safe and beautiful for a visit.
Best Time To Visit Monkey point
The months of March, May, June, and October are suggested to the tourists for their best travel experience. During these months, the weather is pleasant and suitable for an enjoyable and perfect stay.
Tips For Visiting Monkey point
The temple can only be visited before 5 P.M. After 5 P.M the temple is usually closed.
Because the temple is located near Air Force Station, one must carry their valid identity card as proof and to get permission to enter Monkey Point.
Any electronic gadgets cannot be carried here.
Tourists have to cross most of their paths on foot so it is advised to wear comfortable trekking shoes for a smooth journey.
Carrying water bottles is suggested for the tourists because on their long way they can be thirsty.
There is no petrol pump in the town of Kasauli so drivers should make sure that their car engine is full and they have all the necessary equipment.
Visitors should carry clothes according to their trip plans. Different sets of clothes are appropriate for different seasons.
How to Reach Monkey point
One can take a taxi to reach the Air Force base from where they have to walk to the Monkey Point. As the point is only 4 kilometers away from the bus stop, tourists can also take a bus. The rest 4 kilometers path is for trekking or one can go up to 3 kilometers and then start the trekking. For people who love adventures, this trekking will be a memorable experience.