As kasol is becoming more of a commercialized hill station with every passing year, and I really wanted to relax in the hills but away from the chaos. It was then I decided to visit Kalga, which has been since long on my wish list.
So the best way to reach kalga is to take a direct bus to Manikaran from Chandigarh/Delhi which is an overnight journey. I took the Himachal Roadways bus from Chandigarh around 9:30 which dropped me to Manikaran at 7:00 in the morning. Also,there are no ATMs in Barshaini so Manikaran is the last place where you will find an ATM. From Manikaran,you will easily find any bus going towards barshaini, which is the last bus stop and starting point to treks like Kheerganga and Tosh. The journey from Manikaran to barshiani hardly takes 40 minutes.
From Barshaini kalga is a 45 minutes uphill hike ( took me 1 hour the first time) and as you continue to walk up you can see pretty little cottages and the Parvati dam below at the same time. Don't forget to wear good shoes as the path tends to get very slippery during both rain and snow.