Another major attraction is the temple at Manikaran which is also famous for its hot spring. Manikaran is 5km from Kasol and buses ply every now and then. It takes about 20 minutes to get there by bus, but if you're up for a walk, the route will reward you with some stunning views of the mountains beyond.
The people in Kasol are very friendly, and locals offering tourists a joint and smoking with them is also common.
Buses to Kasol ply regularly from both Chandigarh and New Delhi. The journey is about 14 hours from New Delhi, so its best to choose an overnight bus. The cost of a one way journey starts at around ₹700. If you're taking a bus from Chandigarh the journey is around 9 hours. The bus will get you to Bhuntar, the nearest town to Kasol, from where you'll find jeeps and cars that take you to Kasol.
If you're in the mood for a road trip, the journey will take close to 12 hours by car. Though the roads are smooth, it is a tiring journey as there numerous hair pin curves to traverse.
Stay in Kasol is very basic, and you can get a room with an attached bathroom at less than ₹500 a night. It is not necessary to book earlier. Many of the cafes in Kasol also have accommodation so be sure you ask around a few places as the rates as very competitive. For a more adventurous experience, you can choose to stay in tents that are set up near the river for about ₹800 a night per tent.