Accommodation is available at prices ranging from Rs 500 per night to Rs 3000 per night.
With plenty of restaurants and cafes, you won't get need to look around much to get a mean. Bhoj Cafe has (or at least it had) a decent breakfast with fresh cut veggies and a huge sandwich with a side of fries. The pizza and fries at Little Italy are a must try. But for a good meal I'd recommend Evergreen Cafe. The German Bakery is where I'd suggest you go when you crave something sweet or when the munchies kick in. You're in Kasol, if they run out of munchies, there'll be riots!
Go beyond the bridge, take a left and after a few minutes walk you will come across Maria Cafe, a sweet setting overlooking the valley and good food makes this places one of the best places to check in Kasol. Try the maggi there, yum!
The best time to visit would be during the month of May to October. Winters are usually quite as the locals and the tourists shift towards South India - Goa.
When in the mountains, trek! There's a few small ones that take you to villages near by and only take an hour or two. And then there's the longer ones that take days- the one to Kheerganga from Kasol and another famous one is the Malana Trek- but, these are usually done with Sherpas and a very planned holiday trip.
For me, the trip was always to just unwind and chill and get a few days away from the madness of the city.
A 2-3 day trip is ideal for place like Kasol and the my budget is usually between INR 4000-INR 5000. But then, if you want to spend, the budget can even go up INR 15,000 for just 3 days.
By the, in case you've got some pets and hate to leave them behind for this weekend trip- check out this great website that can help you find pet sitters and house sitters.
*Photo Credits - Arjun Sehrawat*