Shimla Monkey Point

The Shimla Monkey Point is located in Kasauli. This is considered to be the highest tip of Kasauli. The Monkey Point of Shimla also houses a temple in the name of Lord Hanuman. The place is about four kilometers away from the Kasauli bus terminus.

As per the existing lore, Lord Hanuman after collecting the herb from Himalayas, on his way back to Lanka (presently Sri Lanka), touched this hill and as such the hill has taken the shape of a foot.

From the mountain top, one can have a panoramic view of the Chandigarh plains where the Sutlej river appears like a thin silver thread. On a crystal clear night with starry sky, the view of the distant city of Chandigarh is simple amazing.

The Shimla Monkey Point is flocked by gang of monkeys all around. So the tourists are advised to be careful about their belongings. The Monkey Point of Shimla is very much enjoyed by the children as they get excited at the sight of the monkeys that roam about in the place.

The peculiar shape of the rock at Monkey Point made the English people call it as 'Tapp's Nose'. Monkey Point in Shimla is strictly under the authority of the Air Force of India and hence one has to take prior permission to visit the place.

The tourist can also stay at different hotels at Kasauli like Roscommon of Himachal Tourism, Alasia Hotel, Anchal Guest House, Mahamaya Palace, etc. The Monkey Point is undoubtedly a place that is worth visiting.

Last Updated on : 4/11/2012

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