Perched at a height of 1795 meters above sea level, Kasauli is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Located 77 kms from south of Shimla, one can see Kasauli when approach the Shimla hills on the toy train. Known for its hygiene and beauty, Kasuali attracts a large number of tourists, especially on the weekends. Often called lesser Shimla, Kasauli is a quite hill station famous for firs, rhododendrons, chestnuts, oaks and willows. Kasuali also has a Pasteur Institute founded in 1900 to produce antirabies vaccine against mad dog-bites, and at the same time it also treats Hydrophobia disease. Kasauli is also the birthplace of the famous writer, Ruskin Bond.