Things To Do & Places To Visit In Kasol : Treks, Food & The Stuff

Kasol, a little village in Himachal Pradesh, layered with pine trees and river Parvati flowing fiercely right beside, is an ideal destination for backpackers, trekkers and nature enthusiasts.
Kasol always has a pleasant weather throughout the year.

How To Reach Kasol

Air- Bhuntar Airport is the nearest to Kasol.
Rail- Pathankot serves as the nearest railhead.
Road- HRTC runs regular buses from the neighbouring states.
Some beautiful sights to see nearby. (Why would you miss them?)

Tosh

Tosh is a small and untouched village near Kasol that serves as a treat to the eyes. Getting here requires an uphill trek and you’ll be spellbound by the townscapes here. The hilltop offers a picture perfect view. A number of cafes are here for to satisfy your taste buds.

Kheerganga

Another spot for breath-taking views. Kheerganga is appraised as one of the easiest and fun treks. About 9 km long, it passes through easy trails that reach uphill. When reached at the top, you’ll be delighted to wallow in the hot water spring originating at the top of the hill. This can also be a place for you to stay for a couple of days as well.

Chalal

This site is inhabited by considerable number of Israelis. Yet another village that flaunts  nature’s beauty with a blend of Israeli culture and a perfect vibe. It is a peaceful place if you want to spend some lone time. A trek here can be of enchanting landscapes. Exploring authentic Israeli cuisine is also a fair choice here as this place is also called ‘Mini Israel’ of India.

Katagla

A further trek from Chalal to Katagla, a beautiful village is about 30 to 45 minutes away. There aren’t much people trekking to Katagla. This village lies right beside the Parvati river. To reach here, crossing narrow lanes leading to the village is the only option.

Pulga

At about 16kms, Pulga is a famous place to visit in Kasol. You’ll find a temple and a gurudwara in the Parvati Valley here. A perfect place for backpackers and offbeat destination lovers. This village attracts quite a number of foreigners and is known as the ‘tea treasure’ of the Himalayan side.
Manikaran Gurudwara
This gurudwara is built between two rivers; Beas and Parvati. At the peak of this gurudwara, originates a hot spring that flows through the temple premises. Devotees take a dip here with a faith of having their sins washed off. This place also offers a beautiful view of the valley and the spiritual charm of the gurudwara seals it all.

Stay in Kasol

Kasol Camps is the best option.
Old Kasol offers reasonable options.
You could camp in yourself in the jungle near Kasol Camps for free of cost.

Food

Trout Fish is found everywhere in Kasol.
Indian food at the Kasol Camps is also an option.
Momos at Shambu Momo Corner  and peanut chutney for the westerners.
All in one Chicken Pizza at The Hippie Trail (Now Shut)
Butter Chicken in the Shiva Garden in Chalal.
Confectionaries at the German Bakery
Special Chocolate Balls at Little Buddha.