Finally the day was here, I was visiting the village, I have heard so much about, where no democracy rules.
You have to reach jari village to go to malana which is 11kms away from kasol. You can rent activa from kasol market which will cost around 600 for a day (or less if you are good at bargaining).
You can also opt for bus from kasol but it will leave you at jari, from there you have to do taxi to reach bridge four which is appx 12kms away from jari, from where your actual trek to malana will start, which is around 3-4km.
The trek is moderate and beautiful. You will encounter waterfall before you start trekking so yeyyyy plus point here !!!
And when you reach the village, its kind of another world. You will see an old and beautiful temple but you can't touch it. Basically, you can't touch anything overthere, or enter in any shop otherwise you are going to get slapped by fine. But, yes you can take pics (I confirmed that with a local guy).
I found children to be very exciting there, full of energy, they were jumping on every chance they could get after seeing the camera in my hand and they were like "mera photo lo (take my pic)".
I am not much of smoker, i was smiling at the villagers out of courtesy, but, every other villager you make eye contact with or smile at, would be like "super duper maal chahie kya? (do you want malana super duper cream?)"
If you are smoker plus point for you, you can try their malana cream for free but if you are thinking to buy from there just be cautious as they ask any price they could think of at that time.
In my opinion, I found them not very accommodating, they have just one motive which is "sell their famous cream to you".
There are two small cafe, if you want to have tea and all but, the prices of tea are like 70 rs. Per cup so you may wanna reconsider that.
But, if you talk about the view from here its very eye soothing, making you feel detached from world and takes you in another Alien world, which is good (for a short span).