ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KASOL.
When looking to plan a do-nothing leisure-filled vacation, Kasol tops our list. And what’s better than rejuvenating yourself with fresh air and greens around while you enjoy this cool breezy and often-visited location of Kullu.
How To Reach There:
If you are the kind that enjoys road-trips, then this vacation can be considered a major hit. You can reach the destination from Delhi or Chandigarh. The attraction is not connected by railways and flights are not very frequent to Kullu either. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are one of the many ways to reach Kasol, and are about 150 kilometres away.
Standardized buses as well as Luxury buses offered by HRTC are frequented from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu. One can also opt for Volvo Buses proffered by Himachal Tourism that takes departure from Himachal Bhavan near Connaught Palace in Delhi.
Where to Stay:
An array of options are available for a stay-in and around Kasol. From resorts, luxury home-stays and budget hotels, Kasol has it all.
Things to do:
Tourists can also enjoy a number of treks that are organized around Kasol and Malana. Kheer Ganga is one of the most popular and sought-after trekking option. One can feast themselves over the serene landscape views that Parvati Valley has to offer. Kasol, as an off-beat destination, is considered as one of the favourite backpacking locations in Northern India for Himalayan Base Trek to SarPass and Pin Parbati Pass.
Meet the locals:
If you are the kind that are touched by simplicity and countryside vibes, then you must visit Malana, an isolated village 21 kms from Kasol. Malana in its utmost beauty is still untouched by modern culture and way of living. Considered as one of the oldest democracies, locals at Malana claim to be the descendants of Alexander’s army. Rocky terrains, pleasurable greenery and rural homes are what makes the most of this charming rural location.
Live in Tent Camps:
Yes, please. Kasol is one of those locations best known for its beauty, and what’s better than having a stay in a camp setting among bon fire and music.
What to eat:
Look out for Israeli Food at Kasol. Grab a bit of lemon cake, some Shakshouka and Bureka that are popular traditional Israeli cuisine. The Evergreen Cafe and The Moon Dance Cafe are amongst the popular cafe locations at Kasol. Look out for Hello to the King and Hello to the queen at Evergreen Cafe and freshly baked delicacies at the Germany Bakery of Moon Dance Cafe.
For a place that offers peace and pot enticing the tourists, music is considered as one of the important part of its culture. Look out for music festivals and rave parties in the months of May and June or September and October with LED lights, music-loving tourists and locals, and energizing beats.
The love for Parvati Valley:
Parvati River is considered as the major attraction here as Kasol is rightly set on its banks. Visit the Parvati Valley, chill by the river and eat in Israeli Cafes. This destination is visited by a lot of foreign tourists, mostly the Israelis. Several of the street signs here are found in Hebrew, giving Kasol a unique and out of the main-lands vibe.
Kasol at a glance:
Kasol will let you cherish fresh air, blue skies, local culture, cattle grounds and nature in abundance. The best way to enjoy this attraction is staying and living as the locals do. Look out for local markets, parched green soils, and a fun conversation with the locals.
Happy Travelling to you!