Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kasauli and the Himalayan foothills

Sixty kilometers up the Himalayan foothills from Chandigarh is a tiny village called Kasauli. I was told is was a nice place to visit and see a bit of the mountains. I was told it would take one hour then, when asked at the hotel in Chandigarh, was told it could take up to one and a half hours. It took us a good two hours. Once you leave the outskirts of Chandigarh and start making your way up the mountainous road, the road becomes so small you wonder how it can be for those coming and going. And, then when you turn off the main road, the road that takes you to Kasauli for the final 12 km is even tinier. Luckily, no one was carsick and we made it there and back in one piece. Kasauli was not as charming as I had hoped and/or envisioned, but it was a huge breath of fresh mountain air and a beautiful view of the Himalayas. We even saw one snow-capped mountain, which was very exciting since my boys have never really experienced snow.

At the market:

She wanted my mom to stay and knit a design with her, but the boys stomachs were rumbling for lunch:

This was an exciting part of our journey back...never have we seen so many sheep!


  1. Also an interesting experience. We are lucky enough to share these wonderful moments. x m