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)
Chalal Trek Trail
Probably his longings were so pure that the universe conspired for a grand reunion. So when he saw the extended weekend coming, he readily arranged a journey to the mountains, which, by that time, perhaps out of love, were all dressed up in dazzling white snow! It was Friday night when he along with some of his friends, boarded a bus from Chandigarh. His excitation knew no bounds. For the entire night, as he tried to sleep inside the bus, the power and the purity of their love made the sky pouring tear drops as rain. He thought, when he would get down from the bus at Bhunter, he would see Shanti waiting for him there, as she always did. But this time she was not there. He thought she would be waiting for him in Chalal. Shanti somehoe always knew where is he headed! So instead of waiting at Bhunter for the morning bus, they booked a cab which drove them to Kasol. It was still dark when they reached Kasol but he could not wait longer and started walking towards Chalal.
German Bakery Kasol
2. Head to the oldest German Bakery in Parvati ValleyCoffee, baguettes, crepes, shakes, juices, waffles... you get just about everything you need here to keep you going on lazy evenings in this sleepy town. The German Bakery is also the oldest bakery in the region and the sunny courtyard remained full with travellers at all hours of the day.
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.
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....
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
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.
Sasi Restaurant Kasol .
6. Visit Sasi Restaurant for breakfast of all kindsThe view of the gushing Parvati River from Sasi Restaurant is one obvious reason for travellers returning to this eatery. The cafe makes your mornings perfect with a delicious Israeli and English breakfast with ample greens on the plate, good food portions and complete value for money.
The Evergreen Cafe
1. Start a love affair with the food at The Evergreen CafeAs you walk along the long road that cuts through the hill town of Kasol, you will see The Evergreen Cafe, which sits at the distant end of the road leading to Manikaran. The creepers on the doorway make this little corner look like a secret hideaway. Start your day with the fresh juices served here. The vibe of the spot gets better as the day progresses. Maybe it's the soulful music or the enticing aroma of the cuisines served, but there's something about this place that makes it unmissable.
Hotel Blue Diamond Kasol
Kasol - Night 1Priced moderately at Rs. 631/- for four people Blue Diamond Hotel is one of the oldest luxury hotel in Kasol as they proclaim. Situated just at the beginning of Kasol area, one has to spot for the board of this hotel and take the first right as one spots it, into a lane which is slightly steep if you are carrying luggage and trying to walk up there to the hotel.