Chalal is a 30 minute casual walk from Kasol ( the most popular stop in the parvati valley & the easiest access to the world's best charas) .
The village still hasn't lost its old-mountain-village-where-people-are-so-pretty-and-simple charm. Whats interesting is the undercurrent of these villages. All just looks calm. It is in these small villages that the real trade happens (no no , not the THE real trade, that happens much deeper inside. I did not have the time to find out) Any kid here can roll a better joint than you. Most can rub the charas while just talking to you. Who knows that the sadhu aka the indian-hippie sitting next to you might be a charas lord.
There are enough options to stay in the village. Just walk up to the village and pick the one with your preferred view (or where you would like to smoke up). We liked the view from Freedom Cafe (every Freedom cafe at every backpacker town is good ... its like they are one big chain). Though the food at this one was not good, the charas definitely was !
We stayed at Alpine Resort for 2 days in Kasol. Walked to chalal in the morning of both the days. "Chilled" at the small village & came back for the good dinner at Evergreen.
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