Kasauli, a small town in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh rests in the lap of the highest mountain range of the globe, the Himalayas. The chief lure to visit this place is the natural beauty. Nature has given all the indispensable gifts to this small hill town to be one of the superlative tourist fascinations in India. Manki point is one of the highest point of Kasauli Himachal. Kasauli is well identified in the tourist civilization for its picture perfect and spellbinding landscapes. The atmosphere is so much pleasing that takes the individual present there to another feeling. Kasauli tourism is totally reliant on the soul of this natural beauty. Near about seventy kilometers ahead of Shimla and 35 kilometers from Kalka, this place is positioned at an altitude of approximately one thousand and nine hundred twenty meters above the sea level. This place is the very commencement of the mountain expanses of the Himalayas. There are so many magnetisms present here with the splendor of the nature nurtured well. Some of them are monkey point, Sabathu, Sanawar, Darampur and finally the Dagshai.
Monkey Point- Hanuman temple Kasauli
Many folklores state that Kasauli came into being when Lord Hanuman, on his mission or way to getting the Sanjeevani herb, paced here for hopping on to the Sanjeevani hill. At Kasauli, there is a Hanuman Mandir above the 300 m high mound, called Manki Point (inhabitants named it Monkey Point ), where Lord Hanuman is supposed to have kept his foot. This temple lies in the margins of an air force radar station and base and is conditional on security constraints as no cameras or bags are permissible. The gateways to the station are barred at 4pm. So, tourists need to be inside the gate before 4 pm.
Manki point is a prodigious place that is celebrated for the Hanuman Temple that is sited here and one can get some excellent views of the entire town from this spot. On a clear day, one can witness views of adjacent cities like Chandigarh, Kalka and Panchkula. The immaculate rolling Satluj River seems nothing less than a thin glittery silver thread that is purely mesmerizing to look at. One can reach this point by road or by walking. Via walking, it takes closely an hour and a half from Kasauli town. Brisk strolling may take just 35 minutes.
The site’s untouched milieu, swaying icy breeze and flocks of hopping monkeys makes it a place worth exploring.