The highest spot in Kasauli
of Shimla District
, Monkey Point, owned by the Indian Air Force, is a 300 m high hillock with gorgeous views of Chandigarh
region and Sutlej River.
A temple dedicated to
Lord Hanuman is at the top of the hill. It is believed that the hill-top got the shape of a foot when Hanuman rested his foot there while returning from the Himalayas with the mythical Sanjivani herb (a magical herb believed to bestow life on the dead).
Kasauli is a seven hour drive from
Delhi and 4 km from Kasauli bus stand. The best way to reach Kasauli is by train. The nearest railhead is
Kalka, an hour's drive from Kasauli. Chandigarh is the nearest airport (70 km).