Kasol is one of the favorite destinations of people staying in India. It’s a small trekking town which has gathered immense popularity during the past few years. Kasol is a small village Located in the district of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. Reason for its increasing liking is it culture. Kasol is also known as an Israeli community. There are many things that can be explored here. We just need 3-4 days to have the best of the time in this small town. Budget-friendly yet out of the world experience is what this place can offer. It’s surrounded by many small hamlets such as Parvati Valley, Manikaran, Tosh etc.
Few things which are important to know before planning trip here are.
DISTANCE ,TRAVEL, BUDGET & STAY
Distance from Delhi:-Approx – 518 km, Time: 12 hrs
Mode of Transport: Bus/Train, Nearest Station – Bhuntar (Bus), Pathankot (Train)
Budget- Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000; Duration 3 days and 2 nights, Coverage – Stay, Travel, Meals & Local travel in the given budget.
Stay: Budget Hotel
A trip to Kasol can be made in the most cost-effective way. It’s all about creating memories in this small town. It can offer one of the best experiential traveling. A complete trip can be made in just Rs. 6000 to Rs. 8000. This amount is good to have a commute to and fro in an AC Volvo and arrange accommodation in a budgeted hotel. We can plan local travel to nearby treks as well along with the meals.
PLACES TO VISIT IN KASOL
Kasol is trekking city sandwiched between many surrounding towns. If planning a trip to Kasol we can combine a couple of treks and plan our itinerary. This will definitely assist in ticking off many cities from our bucket list. Some of the popular places to visit in Kasol are as follows
There are a lot of cafes in Kasol; one of the best is the evergreen café. Interiors inside are just mesmerizing. The ambiance is quite eye-catching. In a small place, you feel quite cozy. You can experience some great delicacies of Kasol here.
Parvati Valley is a mini trek from Kasol. Some distance can be covered by the cab. Enroute we can halt to visit Manikaran and a small waterfall. Can start the trek after 4-5 km drive from a cab. It is hardly a stretch of 3-4 km worth exploring. View from top is soulful. One of the popular cafés on the top is Pinki didi Cafes. They got a unique architect, having many chambers. You can get delicious tea with some local delicacies.
Tosh is another trek from Kasol. It’s on the other side of this town. On the way to Tosh, we may see many Israeli’s. People often visit here to connect with the locals. Another attraction is the availability of drugs at a nominal rate. People often visit this place to enjoy weed & Hash.
Kheerganga is another adjacent trek near Kasol. It’s again a small but popular trek in this town. If you are trekking person than you can always combine this trek in the itinerary as well.
Manikaran is one of the famous religious spots. It’s a Gurudwara where we get the langar, it’s kind of Prasad. Part of it is under construction because of the damage during floods Nevertheless, it’s a hub for the Theist. We can visit here on the route of Parvati Valley trek.
HOW TO TRAVEL?
If you plan to have a solo trip then you can always book your travel and stay in advance. You can take a direct bus to Bhuntar and from there take a shared cab or independent cab as per your budget and convenience. Reach Kasol; check in to the place you booked. Plan and execute the itinerary. Capture the moments, connect with locals, make friends, and come back with lifetime memories. Trust me this place will heal you in soulful way. On coming back you will feel more connected to yourself. Feeling may be as good like a caterpillar that shed off its shelf to take a plunge as a butterfly.
Community Travel is joining some travel group to take a trip. Such kinds of trips can make the entire journey hassle free. Everything is pre-planned, from stay to travel. Also, you get the privilege of meeting many fellow solo travelers. The entire cost is more or less the same. Moreover, your time is saved in doing the bookings and bothering about other tedious tasks.
Whatever way you may choose to travel it’s important to take a trip every month or a quarter. Small Investment for a trip is much more than it’s worth. Not only you feel rejuvenated but get more self-awareness and feel groomed in all aspects.