Sanawar is 6 km from the town of Kasauli at an altitude of 1,750 m, home to one of the major tourist attractions of the region, Lawrence School at Sanawar, founded by Sir Henry M. Lawrence and his wife Honoria more than a century and a half ago. Initially started with 14 boys and girls, it is today one of the best schools in the country. In 1853, the British Empire awarded it the King's Colours, an honour bestowed upon only six schools the world over. In the first week of every October, the students of Sanawar celebrate their Founder's Day, the only time when the relatively quiet atmosphere of Kasauli takes a backseat. For the rest of the year, the Lawrence School campus 139 ac provides wonderful grounds to relax. There are pine, deodar and other coniferous trees in the campus. You can also take a round of the campus and observe the colonial buildings that retain their charm till today. There is also a chapel in the campus.
Jagjit Nagar Around 8 km from Kasauli on the Gharkhal-Nalagarh-Baddi 1.5-lane road, it is increasingly receiving recognition as a summer home to Bollywood stars, politicians and bureaucrats, who find its wide-angle Himalayan Dhauladhar vistas quiet, relaxing and irresistable. Unlike Kasauli, Jagjit Nagar is much more serene and has dense forests. Accessiblity from Chandigarh, improvement in local infrastructure, proximity to Kasauli, and friendly locals are some of the reasons why real estate is booming here. Land rates have seen a consistent annual spike of 300%. Some of the well-known names with private bungalows here include Deepa Mehta the director of the movie Fire, Pickets "Rarewala House" and the heirs of Imperial Hotels. The main village has basic facilities like banks and shops. The area has one of the finest unobstructed views of the Dhauladhar Range, Greater Himalayan Range, Shimla, and Subathu on the northern side, and Nalagarh, Baddi, River Sutlej and its fertile plains to the south. In 2006, Jagjit Nagar was brought under the jurisdiction of the local Town and Country Planning Authority TC. As of 2007, to prevent degradation of its surroundings by construction-related activities, the local government has disallowed any construction above 2 500 000 rupees. This policy saw widespread discontent and might be reversed soon.
Dagshai Just 19 km from Kasauli, once a favourite haunt of British families, it is today much less frequented by tourists. Nonetheless, its freshness is still charming. In fact, it gives you much more of a 'discovering' feeling than Kasauli itself. Walking around the paths and resting under the canopy of oaks and holly forests, the magic of Dagshai will slowly overpower you.
Subathu has as the main attraction is the Gurkha fort built in the 19th century. The town was home to British soldiers during the colonial rule.