Kasol is situated among the lush green pines of the Parvati Valley in the stta eof Himachal Pradesh. This place happens to be ideal for those who wish to laze around and pass the weekend sipping on some steaming cups of tea while watching the beauty of nature unfold before ones eyes. The Parvati River flows through the place making it a must visit destination for tourists. If serenity is what your body and mind craves, then you ought to plan a trip to Kasol sometime soon. The fact that there are quite a number of suspension bridges here, make one want to go on long strolls here.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Kasol is from March to June
How To Reach
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After an hour of a bumpy bus ride to the base point Barsheni and 4 hours of trek through the picturesque villages and some breathtaking views, we were finally at the Shiva's place i.e Kheerganga. After making our tent and having lunch we were set to go the most awaited place that would be taking our pain of the trek away, the hot water spring.After spending about 2 hours in the sulphur spring talking how heavenly it felt being there we came back to our tents. Campfire and cards below the million stars was the last thing we did before going to sleep.
Alpine Guest House
Just on the vbanks of the beautiful Parvati River in the Kasol Region of the Kullu Valley, this is a holiday resort in the most dreamy location. The foggy surroundings, awesome climate and the spectacular views make the perfect package for any tourist. The rooms are very basic but are very clean and comfortable on the other hand. The staff are very cooperative and friendly and all other basic services are appreciateable here. This is also one of the very few holiday resorts in this particular region.
evergreen cafe kasol
We reached Kasol somewhere around 10 am. With hunger beating drumsticks in our belly, we stepped in to Evergreen Cafe, an amazing cafe at Kasol. Here you will find most amazing food and outstanding ambiance. raggets music, rock music playing at the background, Evergreen cafe is the best place to chill.Attendant at the cafe advised us to go to Chalaal village at to try a camp stay on the bank of River parvati. Chalaal village is located around 2 km from kasol and you have to cross the suspension bridge over Parvati river and follow a trail to towards chalaal. Around 40-45 minutes it will take to reach there.After reaching Chalaal at 1 afternoon, We went to Fusion cafe. Though there are lots of cafes in chalaal, but we decided Fusion care as it is the best cafe out there. Views are amazing, and the rent for the room per day there is just 500 Rs and one room can accommodate 3 people easily. Food is also not so expensive there.We had our lunch there and then decided to explore the village further. Hence we decided to move out to the cafe and asked the cafe owner "Monu Bhai" about the availability in the village. He asked, "bhaiya kya chahiye, sab milega". We went for a chilling session on the banks of river parvati. Lots of DPs and cover pics were stored in our camera. After sunset we returned to the cafe and had our dinner. Some localides from there also joined us and we talked to them for hours to know their lifestyles and how they survive in there. The major source of earning for them is to hash harvesting.P.S. - Don't miss maggi and paranthas!!!!next day we booked our bus back to Delhi.Must place to visit guys.Kasol nahi gaye to kahi nahi gaye.(Please feel free to contact me in case of any query regarding your plans for Kasol or Anywhere in the Parvati Valley.)Best,Ashwani Verma+91-9953550989(Bitten By The Travel Bug)
Kasol is infamous or rather famous for it's drug culture. If you have heard and are excited about the term "rave party" and night woods drug party, this is the place to hit in Kasol. For the peace lovers, this might seem as a distraction as I opted not to buy the tickets for the Trance Festival going on at that time (one of the biggest musical festivals in the valley, mind you the crowd was immense). But for the cultural explores among us, you can observe the mighty drug culture of Kasol first hand here. Isarealis, Italians, Russians and ofcourse Indians, all high on all kinds of drugs you can imagine. Nestled safely away after a 30 minute trek following the majestic walk through the river and forests, you will find people having good times in and around the woods. Many would even invite you to join them, many will talk to you, many will behave erratically, but one thing for sure, it will give you a great experience on the local Kasol culture exploration.
Kasol Bus Stop
As soon as you move from bhuntar to the road for kasol, there is a small dhaba by the river. You have to park your vehicle on the top and then move down to have food by the river. I ventured down for breakfast and believe me I experienced the very local cuisine by the river. Some trips to remember some meals to cherish
en route kasol
The trip goes back to last juneI started gazing & chasing the Parvati connection the last soul left for hippies to be The scene goes back the days years back where free souls spirits moved and danced in a different vibe what now seems to be a complete market and a substance influenced crowd looking out do and see what ever heard and seen on social media The hype made it what it isThe parties never , rare or the poor crowd with the current situation The end of beautiful psychedelic eraWhat all came looking for was gone in both the cases the plant and the vibeThe loud crowd moved in the quite crowd moved outThe good part local income increased with few local car owners many local car owners with rare places to park less rooms to offer the pile of dump increased and tourists piled up The crowd moved like whats been seen or heard by some one should be seen or doneFrom the beautiful local wooden homes came the brick walls and trucks of building material There were still many of honest and old regular visitors mostly the young ones from Delhi university the followers of the the good treks and plants would look real crazy intelligent moved or flew in different directions with great intelligence to survive and keep the place clean and survived on the most cheap bag packing skill some of them even trolled with out even a piece of hanky but pockets loaded with everything to survive in any kind of weatherThe back water crowd - respected as shanti people by locals The IT section crowd - out to chill not move The lower central states crowd - luggage tantrums - misspelled names of places to be seen or heard followed with late food ordersThe scenic scene was gone Whats left is commercial social advertisement of a town known as kasolU wont get it now what u have heard it...Although i tried to be as far with the town as much possibleMy long stays were at places with no access to road My stay remains there with great respect to the valley which has given the best shots to photographers be it any mountain photography groups on social sites The place that has so much to offer in return looks up to calmness (shanti) and cleanliness The place that has made the best name in treks for youngsters to be and enjoyWith rare Medical facilities and rare accidents it has held every visitor safe with a connection called Parvati connectionWith dew respect to every visitor Keep it real keep it clean to fit in the right Parvati connection....
Hotel River View
We ended up finding a room at a really nice spot called River View which had two rooms open that were perfect for our group. After tossing our bags in the room we headed to the cafe for some dinner. This place had a huge patio overlooking the Parvati River so we grabbed a table outside and ordered plenty of food and tea. I will never forget eating a delicious dinner and sipping on hot tea with the soothing sounds of the river in the background. It was a beautiful moment and the first of many that would happen on this trip. After dinner I headed back to the room to freshen up because at this point I had lost track of the last time I showered or changed my clothes. I felt revived after a change of clothes and we made some drinks, ordered more food, and enjoyed a beautiful night at the hotel.