Monkey Point, Kasauli

Monkey Point - A Quick Overview


Address: Solan, Himachal Pradesh- 173220, Kasauli, India

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Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Monkey Point, Kasauli

Located at the highest point of the hill, it is just 4 kilometers from the Kasauli Bus Stand. Legend has it that when Lord Hanuman was flying over with the death defying herb Sanjeevani Booti, he rested one of his foot on the top of the hill. That is why it has the shape of a foot. This spot is presently maintained by the Indian Air Forces, and you may have to go through some frisking when you are here. It is a great spot to get away from the chaotic city life.

Highlights include:

  • There is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman at the top of the hill, where he was said to rest his foot.
  • It is an amazing place for trekkers. It also has a helipad.
  • The breathtaking view of the Sutlej River is an added perk to this point.

The view from the top is stunning on a starry night. You also get a glimpse of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Kalka splendidly at display. The place is flocked with many monkeys, who roam around and are usually harmless. It is a nice place to relax and soak in the fresh air and pristine views. You can reach Solan through private car or taxi; park it and trek up to Monkey Top.

Monkey Point Information

  • Tourists have to avail prior permission to visit this place.
  • You’d be frisked at the air force base before being allowed entry into the Hanuman Temple.
  • Camera, cell phones, USB and electronic gadgets are not allowed inside Monkey Point. It’s better you keep it away before coming to this place.
  • The monkeys roaming here, though are harmless but one must be careful to not tease or incite them. Tourists must take care of their belongings and children.
  • Snacks are available in eateries that are located here.
  • Restroom and utilities are available here too.
  • Lockers and Storage facilities are present.
  • Wearing of shoes/ footwear is allowed.

Monkey Point Opening and Closing Hours

  • The place stays open on all days of the week, including weekends and public holidays in the same timeframe.
  • The air force base opens up at 9:00 am and closes by 5:00 pm.

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Monkey Point, Kasauli Reviews

  • If you're in kasauli then u must go there because its the only place where you're gonna feel tired of walking and happy when u will reach the top. Its a good feeling. But u CAN NOT TAKE YOUR CAMERA OR PHONE inside the military area so there are lockers available where u can deposit your phone and other stuff. When you get inside the military area u will be surrounded by MONKEYS... So don't tease them.. And please DO NOT FEED MONKEYS because that's something where we make a huge mistake. I am giving the place 4 star because there ain't no proper parking facility there..

  • Best place. No mobile or cameras are allowed inside boundary. Need ID card for entry.More than kilometer walk uphill for Hannan temple. Highest point with good view.

  • A serene and pure environment away from din and hustle of city.You can feel heavenly pleasure and safety.Thanks to our Defence personnels for keeping this area safe and secure.

  • The highlight of your trip to kasauli. You've to park your vehicles outside the air Force station. After all the check ups you begin your climb. Earlier the steps were not very properly cut out but now they've improved a lot and thus reduced the time and effort for the climb. At the top the view is breath taking . At the top is the ancient Hanuman mandir. On some days they have the langar service too. Also at the top you have a cafe and there are places to sit and catch a breath all along the way.

  • It's an abandoned military helipad which is now used as a tourist attraction. There is the famous hanuman temple situated at around 6300 ft. They don't let you take your electronics inside as it is a military area so you can't take pictures bit the view is mesmerising. You have to walk and climb a lot but if you go early in morning you would be literally walking on clouds. Worth visiting.

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