Pulga.Pulga a small village near Kasol that is only accessible by foot. The Scarcity of tourists in this village makes a perfect Escape for an escapee.From wooden Home stays to immense greenery Pulga has everything covered.It is ones of those Hippie Hamlets that has been discovered but not yet commercialised.
Well, one of the most common phrases used by we people of Delhi is “Chal yaar Kasol Chalte hai” because we know Goa to possible hai hi nahi to Kasol hi sahi and when you arrive in Kasol you see yourself flooded by other travellers just like you and there is chaos and noise even in such a Mystic place like Kasol.
I am sure you have already heard about this village in Parvati valley. Pulga is a tiny hamlet nuzzled diagonally away and downwards to Kalga, from where the trek to Kheerganga starts. Till some decade or more ago, the village remained known to foreign vacationists. Back then, there was barely one lodge named 'Devraj' compared to current times, when there are endless homestays/hotels.Unlike Kalga, a base camp for popular treks like Pin Parvati and Kheerganga, Pulga is a gateway to offbeat treks. One such trekking trail is Swajani-Bhandak Thach-Biskeri Thach.I kept pinching myself only to realize it wasn't a dream but a divine reality!
Pulga is a great place to visit only for Backpackers and travelers to find one's soul. Waking up every morning to the breath-taking view of the Himalayas in the distance and beautiful tea fields below is a refreshing and heavenly experience.We flew from Bangalore To Delhi, from Delhi to Pulga distance is around 550 km one side. Different overnight Volvo services are available from Delhi to Bhuntar. It will take around 12 hours to reach Bhuntar. The bus reached an hour earlier than we expected, I could feel the chill right from the moment I got off the bus.From Bhuntar, you have to change for Kasol. Bhuntar to Kasol (Barshaini) distance is around 30 km and is 1-hour journey by Bus or Taxi, we opted for a local bus. The route is a blend of splendid scenic beauty, chilled water stream, fresh greenery and a bumpy ride. The higher you go, the cooler you feel. The breeze was getting cooler and colder. And the picturesque at both side was getting good to better.We reached Barshaini, had some yummy pancakes, sandwiches, Maggi and some ginger lemon honey tea.