Paradise in Himachal

28th Sep 2022
Photo of Paradise in Himachal by Ankita Sinha
Day 1

I started my journey to kasol from delhi along with one of my friend, we had booked an overnight bus from Delhi to kasol. Our Boarding point for volvo was Majnu ka Tila, Delhi. We headed there from our residence via cab around 4:00pm and reached there at 5:30. we had 1:30 hrs left to board the bus so we used our time & killed the hunger with some yummy masala dosa, bought some packaged chips, water etc for the bus journey and waited impatiently for the bus :P
Finally, the Volvo arrived there around 7:15pm, we took our seats, kept our rucksack bags and the bus left there around 7:30. I was enjoying the night view sitting on the window seat with some good music.  Moving ahead, the bus stopped at a dhaba around 11:00 pm for dinner. Although, our stomach was almost full so we just had 1 soft drink there, walked alongside the road while the other people were eating. After that we continued our journey to kasol.

Day 2

Okay so it was a beautiful morning and the clock ticked around 7:30 am and we were in the mountains.  we reached our destination ie. The stay "Chalo kasol" which we already booked online for 2 nights 15-16 days prior to the journey. We left the bus and trekked down to the resort and reached there in 5-10 minutes. We asked the reception for early check-in but the cottage was not available at that moment so they allowed us to stay in a dorm for 2-3 hours. We freshened up, had some good breakfast with chai, took a little rest which was needed of course. At 11:30 we checked-in to our cottage room and after an hour, we left to explore kasol. We took a taxi to the kasol market followed up to manikaran gurudwara, spent some time there and returned back.

Manikaran gurudwara

Photo of Kasol by Ankita Sinha


Photo of Kasol by Ankita Sinha

Our stay "chalo kasol"

Photo of Kasol by Ankita Sinha

River side breakfast

Photo of Kasol by Ankita Sinha
Day 3

It was 1st October, 2022 and a beautiful morning in the lap of the mountains. We were tired so woke up a little late that resulted in missing the sunrise but that's fine as it was really a joyful day. We woke up around 9am, had a yummy breakfast there and left for a 1:30 hr trek to kasol market alongside Parvati valley.  Views were  mesmerizing. We reached the market, had pizza and trekked back to the resort. Spent a beautiful evening with a DJ and bonfires in the resort only. It was the end of day 3 of our trip.

Cold coffee and the view while trekking back to resort

Photo of Kasol by Ankita Sinha

Captured this beautiful paradise midway of trek

Photo of Kasol by Ankita Sinha

Me in the lap of mountains

Photo of Kasol by Ankita Sinha
Day 4

On day 4, we had to leave for Manali from kasol.we took a taxi from kasol itself which we booked one day ago. After having breakfast, we left for Manali around 11 am and reached there by 1 pm. We took a little  rest in the hotel and explored nearby places including mall road in the evening, and returned back to hotel.

Beautiful view from our hotel room

Photo of Manali by Ankita Sinha
Day 5

3rd October, A long long day.
We woke up, had breakfast in the hotel and left for Rohtang at 9am via taxi. Enjoying the view from the window, we reached the top in 2-3 hours which was worth going up there. the beautiful mountains and mesmerizing views left me fascinated. We stayed there for an hour, and had some mandatory "pahadon wali Maggie and chai" which also relieved us from the cold. We cannot stay there for longer because of wind Speed and atmosphere pressure at such height. We left the place at 2:30 pm and explored sissu, which was midway while returning to Manali. In sissu, we spent about an hour and came back to the hotel.

The "beauty"

Photo of Rohtang Pass by Ankita Sinha

Mesmerizing sissu waterfall

Photo of Rohtang Pass by Ankita Sinha


Photo of Rohtang Pass by Ankita Sinha

Mandatory "pahadon wali Maggie"

Photo of Rohtang Pass by Ankita Sinha
Day 6

It was day 6 and the last day of the trip that we spent mostly shopping and eating in Mall road, Manali and left for Delhi via  Bus around 7pm in the evening.

Day 7

We reached Delhi in the morning around 7-8 AM and a beautiful, memorable 6-day trip came to an end.