3rd Solo Trip - This time its Bir Billing, Kasol, Tosh, Malana

Tripoto
4th Dec 2015

Life can surprise you with unexpected twist & turns. However travelling could be the best cure rather I would say the best way to make your life meaningful. I started travelling solo when I found my self lost somewhere in the metropolitian cities meaning less drama. 


I booked my ticket for Himachal Pradesh as I knew I will find my lost energy in himachal's beauty... So I started my journey from Mumbai to Chandigarh & then took a bus from Chandigarh to Bir. Paragliding was my 1st wish which I wanted to complete so I chose bir billing my 1st destination. I never knew my this paragliding experience will be so beautiful as I was feeling like I am talking to those mountains, wind....

After spending one day I decided to go to Kasol which is 6 hrs from bir.. I took a morning bus from bir which stops at bhunter in Kullu district. From there you take another bus for Manikaran which goes to kasol which comes before manikaran. When I reached kasol I was little bit scared as the area was full of druggies, smokers but when I moved towards chalan I saw a beautiful bridge which goes from parvati river. It was so peaceful that one can spend his whole day on that bridge. Later on I visited evergreen cafe, little Italy which are very famous for it's Israeli food & ambiance. I spent my whole day exploring different cafe's & local areas!

Next morning I decided to go to tosh village which is 2 hrs from kasol so I took a bus for parsheni from kasol chawk then I got down at parsheni & took a taxi for tosh. I reached tosh after 1 hour drive & the whole way which goes to tosh village is so beautiful.it feels like heaven.parvati valley looks so beautiful. Tosh is a very beautiful village & lots of youngsters come their to have tosh cream. I spent 4 hours there as in I spoke to one drug dealer about rave party culture in tosh & then spoke to local people about their life & how do they feel here as tosh is far from city crowd. After few hours I took a taxi from tosh & headed towards kasol as I found it more safe!

Next morning I decided to go to Malana village which is 1 hour drive from kasol toll Jari & from there 1 hour trek till Malana village. So I took a taxi around 12PM & reach Malana by 2PM. All I can say about Malana is like it's a must visit place for it's different culture & you should see how they have their own democracy!!. After few hours I came back to kasol as I could take my bus to Chandigarh because of landslides in kullu district.

Next morning I left early morning for Bhuntar from kasol as I thought if roads are not clear I will take another way to reach Chandigarh but then I got a call from redbus employee so he told me bus will be going from Manali it self so rather than spending time at bhuntar you just a bus for manali which will take 2 hours... You can spend some time in manali so that's how unexpected Manali tour also happend. I took my bus for Chandigarh from manali then flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai.

That was my journey & a life time experience. Now I'm no more sad in fact I want to live my life to the fullest!!!!!
Bir billing paragliding - 2nd in the world & No.1 in asia

My unforgettable experience

Photo of Bir-Billing Take-off, Biling, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma
Bir... if you love adventure... bir is the place where you should land...

unexplored bir... away from tourism

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

it feels like you are in heaven!!!

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

billing take off point for paragliding

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

take off point!!!

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

sunset!!!!

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Asia's largest monastery

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

culture & it's art!!

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Me finally!

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Monk kids!

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma
kasol..beautiful... in it's own way... where ever you go...you can have a beautiful view of Parvati valley...

kasol..sleeping under parvati river... beautiful

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

way to chalan village from kasol...

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

you can sit here & you will get lost in its beauty

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

parvati valley from river side

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

this breeze is a beautiful way to chalan village

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

kasol & it's freezing weather

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

crystal clear parvati river

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

beautiful kasol

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

small road which goes to chalan

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

greenery !!!!

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

sunset!!!!

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

parvati valley from down kasol!!!

Photo of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma
Tosh is a very beautiful place which is 4km from parsheni.. one can take a bus from kasol till parsheni & then you can move towards tosh....

Tosh village kids!

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

House structure in Tosh

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

whole parvati valley covered with snow...

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Tosh & it's simplicity

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

way to enter!

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

amazing view!

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

beautiful way

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Place where people were having hash

Photo of Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma
Malana - MUST VISIT PLACE

Way from jari point to go to malana village

Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Malana templet - if you touch this... pay fine as in malana you are not allowed

Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

House structure

Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Malana - place for charas,weed!!!

Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

Temple & it's strange look

Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma

way u cross to move towards malana

Photo of Malana, Himachal Pradesh, India by Preeti Vishwakarma
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Hey Preeti, Thanks for sharing the info. I'm planning to go there by the end of this month and just like you i stay in mumbai. Was just wondering bout the bus services and frequency from Chandigarh Airport to Bir and back to Chandigarh airport from Kasol. . if i could get a idea i cud plan my trip a lil better i guess. . And 2ndly I have 5 nights at hand so is Bir and Kasol both possible?? Thanks ! ! Manasi :)
Fri 04 13 18, 22:54 · Reply · Report
did you made pre-bookings to hotels?
Thu 10 05 17, 04:55 · Reply · Report
nice
Mon 07 24 17, 09:09 · Reply · Report
Hey Preeti, awesome article I must say !! I am planning a trip to bir this year, end of May or in the June-July. Will paragliding be available in those months ? And if available, which company or organization I should opt for over there. It would be great if you helped me out in this issue.
Fri 04 28 17, 00:45 · Reply · Report
Hi preeti.... I liked your trip... Can u please guide me little am gng for the first time.
Fri 03 10 17, 07:26 · Reply · Report
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