Kasol, the ‘Stoners Paradise’ – Visit here at least once
The popularity of Kasol – a picturesque village in Kullu, stretched along river Parvati has seen a sudden surge in the past five years. It’s in everybody’s checklist and a lot of people plan a trip to Kasol every year. This hasn’t disappointed anyone those who planned a Kasol trip .It’s one of the most well hidden and well-known places in Himachal Pradesh, Kasol is what they call a ‘Stoners Paradise’. Situated in the Parvati Valley with the river Parvati flowing right beside the entire village. 4 Kms from the holy place for Sikhs Manikaran, Kasol is a small tourist village in Himachal Pradesh mostly inhabited by locals and Israelis.
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Best time to visit Kasol
It can be best to visit during the summer months of May and June. One should plan a trip to Kasol during winter season.
What you can explore in Kasol?
If you have not explored the Villages and Treks around Kasol that means you have not explore Kasol. There is no dearth of scenic spots in Kasol, which means you’ll definitely come back with a lot of DPs and cover pictures. Treks and treads always include journeys to some amazing places near Kasol; such as Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parvati Pass, and Kheerganga. You might need to travel small distances in a jeep or a cab to reach the starting place.
If you cannot do tough climb than take a walk to Chalal, which is not so far from Kasol. To feel the rural life in these regions, visit Malaga or Tosh. It is an isolated village 21 km from Kasol, Malana is still not in touched by the modern lifestyle. It’s the Malana cream – premium hashish which is popular among Israelis, Europeans and Indian youth visiting Kasol. Rules of Malana residents are strict with respect to outsiders, but the village and its beauty are a sight to behold. Rocky terrains with pleasing greenery and rural homes are both charming and peaceful.
Things to Do On your Kasol Trip
1. Go to Hikes and Treks
2. Binge on Israeli Food
3. If you haven’t Stay in a Tent Camp, you can try it here.
4. You can Find Peace here even if you are surrounded by the mighty peaks and a powerful river.
1. Stone Garden Café: it is a 24-hour café with awesome food and ambience.
2. Freedom Café: It’s the music and the legacy of ‘freedom cafes’ that keeps it bustling most time of the year.
3. Jim Morrison Café: Great music after a small trek makes it special. Food is all vegetarian though.
4. Shiva Shanti Café: Terrace seating allows an enchanting view of the valley and the surrounding peaks.
5. The Evergreen Café: Don’t miss the church behind and the great food.
How To Reach Kasol?
Owing to the high altitude, Kasol is well connected to the rest of India only by well-connected roadways. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Kasol; buses being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity to Kasol.
31 km away is the Bhuntar airport near Kullu, which is the nearest airport that connects Kasol to the rest of India. The nearest railway station to Kasol is in Joginder Nagar, which is 145 km away from Kasol, in terms of narrow gauge. Broad gauge wise, Pathankot is the nearest railway station available.
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