On clear nights a view of Chandigarh can be seen from Monkey Point.
The Kasauli Brewery and distillery, also known as Mohan Meakin, founded in the 1820s is the oldest surviving distillery for scotch whisky in Asia. Beja State was one of the 18 Simla Hill States, situated just below Kasauli to the west and bordered by Mahlog, Patiala, Kuthar and the Bharauli tract of Simla District around Sabathu. Beja included 45 villages, over an area of 13 km2 or 5 mi2 with 1,131 subjects. The state of Mahlog was founded in 1183. Its original rulers were ruling earlier near Kalka when Mohamad Gauri attacked that area then they shifted to the Mahlog area. Initially 193 villages were in its jurisdiction but later over 300 villages were included. It was the one of the biggest Princely State of Simla Hill States under the British Raj.