On our trip to Manali, we dedicated one full day to experience the serenity of Parvati valley. It was the first week of December. Kasol is a 3 hour drive from Manali. After a scenic drive through the snow capped peaks along the road and crossing the local homes and market place of Naggar, Kullu and Bhuntar, we reached Kasol.
Kasol is an attractive destination for hash enthusiasts and hikers going for treks to Kheerganga, Tosh or Malana. It is a small town on the banks of river Parvati. We got down from our cab and decided to explore the area on foot. Kasol has many Irish Cafes on the way with unique and attractive names and a series of hotels. We searched for a spot from where we could reach the banks of Parvati River, as most of the plots along the road were occupied by camps and hotels having private access to the river. We were lucky to find a dense forest patch which had no restriction to enter from the road. We were very excited and ventured into it. The closer we went towards the river, the sound of water gushing past became louder and sensuous. An expanse of tall and thick pine trees covering the view of the river. Within minutes we reached the spot we were looking forward to! It was the banks of mystical Parvati River. There was vast expanse of flowing water which was bouncing off the stony banks and disappearing into the mountains. It was a view and feeling worth losing into. We sat at one of the flat stones facing the water and dipping our feet in the chilling water! The place was so calm. No unnecessary noise and just the music of the flowing river.