8 Reasons Why Kasauli is the place to be this Easter long Weekend 2019
01 8th edition – Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival 2019
Don’t miss out on Genesis Foundation’s flagship musical festival fund-raiser coming up this Easter long weekend. With a vision to bring together music lovers who want to explore and enjoy a variety of music. That too for a cause that raises money to save lives of critically ill children with congenital heart defects. It has been ranked No. 4 on Native Planet’s list of Music Festivals to Visit Before You Die.
Spread across the scenic foothills and picturesque venue that Baikunth has to offer, this year there is an exciting line-up that boasts real talent. The headliners include Parikrama and Thaikkudam Bridge, followed by Maatibaani, Shubhangi Joshi Collective, Hari & Sukhmani, Bryden-Parth and Soundarya Jayachandran!
02 Mall Road
Most tourists who visit Kasauli don’t miss out on the upper and lower Mall Road, the two main roads of Kasauli. The area is covered with quaint shops, local eateries and historical buildings that are truly worth visiting! A shopping experience amidst pine trees and nature, tourists are spoilt for choice at the local Tibetan shops, famous for handicraft items and other beautiful products.
03 Narinder Sweet House
Situated in the Lower Mall Road itself, when you get a little peckish you can park yourself in one corner and enjoy a nice hot cup of chai with world-famous gulab jamuns from Narinder Sweet House. Don’t forget to try out their bun samosa, if you want to really awaken ’em taste buds!
04 Manki Point
Leave your phone behind and don’t forget to carry your ID as it’s an army-controlled area. You don’t have to be religious to visit the Hunuman mandir at the top of the hill. A steep but worthwhile climb to this peaceful location for a moment of prayer and gratitude!
05 Christ’s Church
Previously an Anglican church and inaugurated on 24th July 1853, in Kasauli stands the oldest church in all of Himachal Pradesh. A historical site which you can take your kids too or even visit on your own before you start strolling down the Mall Road. Since 1970, the church has been regulated by the Church of North India (CNI). The lawns outside have perfectly manicured flowers and as you enter the church, the intricate stained glass has streams of light flowing in. These beautiful windows depict Christ, Mary, Saint Barnabas and Saint Francis.
06 Romance at Sunset Point
Are you planning a trip with your partner? Do you live the hustling-bustling city life? If you need a trip to truly unwind and get some quality time in with your loved ones, then Kasauli it is! Sunset Point is a romantic location to just enjoy the simplistic beauties of mother nature. Watch the sky palette change right before you, a mix of red, pink, yellow and orange hues. Breathe in the fresh air and follow the trail, hand-in-hand, down lover’s lane.
07 No time like family time
Kasauli is the perfect getaway for a family and what’s better yet? The Easter long weekend offers Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival 2019 with music, food and a mission to Save Little Hearts. Do you attend many music festivals that are fit for the whole family? Bring your baby or your teenage children, they’re all bound to enjoy it!
08 Kasauli Club Brunch
After enjoying two days of KRBF 2019, the last hurrah is spent at the Kasauli Club Brunch. Fill that belly full of food and cocktails before returning back to reality. For only Rs600 come enjoy the live Army band who get everyone dancing under the spring sun! The food spread includes a Western and Indian buffet. Would you like a beer with that or a bloody mary? The cheese toast, chole bhature and bread pudding are must try’s!The club is nestled on the Upper Mall at a height of 6142ft and one of the most prestigious social clubs in the country.
– Contributed by Simran Sagar