Kasol: Backpackers paradise

Tripoto
9th May 2014
Photo of Kasol: Backpackers paradise by gouthami kandi
Photo of Kasol: Backpackers paradise by gouthami kandi
Photo of Kasol: Backpackers paradise by gouthami kandi
Photo of Kasol: Backpackers paradise by gouthami kandi
Photo of Kasol: Backpackers paradise by gouthami kandi
Photo of Kasol: Backpackers paradise by gouthami kandi
Photo of Kasol: Backpackers paradise by gouthami kandi

Kasol has always been a pit stop for backpackers moving to higher camps. It has shops selling all sorts of trekking essentials and knick knacks. A large number of Israelis call Kasol their home for a greater part of the year, migrating to Goa during the winters.

About the Place: Kasol is situated in the Parvati valley and is a stones throwaway from Manikaran, the famed gurudwara with hot water springs. It has a lot of little hotels which stock a lot of world cuisine. You meet a lot of backpackers who are always ready to share their travel stories.

There is a bridge which separates Kasol and new Kasol. The rickety bridge also offers a breathtaking view of the snow clad mighty Himalayas. There is a tiny hot water spring next to bridge.

Things to do: Pick the essentials for the trek ahead and chill out along the Parvati River.

How to get there: Kasol is easily accessible throughout the year. The fastest way to reach it would be via Mandi, taking a local bus or flying down to Bhunter and then taking the local bus. The bus journey can be a little scary for the faint hearted, but the view more than compensates for it.

Here are a few tips for fellow budget travelers:

·         Walk around and check out the place before you decide where to stay. You don’t want to waste your money on a fancy hotel when Mother Nature is offering her best to you!

·         Talk! Talk! And talk to the travelers. They have the best tips to offer.

·         Be willing to try out the various cuisines on hand, instead of sticking out to the tried and tested food!

·         Travel light! Kasol is a small place and is best explored on foot. You don’t want to be walking around with a heavy load on your back.

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@Nithish: that picture is from a small village called "Grahan"
Thu 09 24 15, 14:55 · Reply · Report
the second picture looks stunning! Where exactly was this ?
Fri 09 11 15, 12:11 · Reply · Report
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Prasad Veer
Thanks for the tips..hope helpful for my travel to kasol
Fri 06 19 15, 16:55 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·