Whenever I think about the mountains the first place comes to my mind is 'Kasol' , a beautiful hamlet in the lap of the himalayas surrounded by the majestic mountains ,mystical parvati river and breath taking views.Being a home to large population of nomadic and hippies ,kasol is commonly known as 'Mini israel of India 'as you can see maximum number of Israelis here and the jewish culture.
Journey to Kasol
It was 7.30 pm i called our bus operator to check the status of the bus .As i was under the impression that we have a bus at 8.30 pm from RK ashram marg. After trying their number continuously ,the conductor finally picked my call and said 'aap pohach gaye ho bus rk ashram se 7.50 baje niklegi, for a moment i thought i am surely going to miss the bus. i just hung up the phone and ask our rickshaw driver to divert our route to Majnu ka tila which was a second pick up point for our bus. At last we managed to catch the bus at 9.00 pm from majnu ka tila ,which got bit delayed due to heavy traffic.
There are number of regular/HRTC volvo buses are available from delhi ISBT to Bhuntar but i am sure most of the people might not be aware that there are direct buses also from delhi to kasol so check when you make booking.
It was a direct bus from Delhi to kasol so we didn't have to get down at bhuntar. After 14hours of bumpy ride we finally reached to Kasol at 2.00pm. Since it was a mid-september ,the weather was pleasent and a bit cloudy. We were greeted by the fresh air ,cool breeze ,lush green mountains and soothing vibes which we could not find in any metropolitan city.As we all got exhausted after a tiresome journey we headed straight to our hotel to freshen up. Had some rest and grabbed a quick lunch ,we decided to hit Chalal village , a hidden gem in parvati valley which can be reached from kasol just by crossing the suspension bridge over the parvati river and its hardly a 30 minutes scenic walk along the river surrounded by tall pine trees.