Best Places To Visit In Kasol

Nestled in these sylvan hills is the charming village of Kasol. There are plenty of places to visit in Kasol. Resplendent in natural beauty, Kasol is fast emerging as a hub for backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers. It is yet to be ruined by commercialization. However, it is also one of those places you want to strike off your bucket list before you have children as it is home to a deep-rooted local culture of pot and hippie hues. Even if you are not into either of those, there are many other things to do in Kasol.

1. Parvati River

Parvati River is a river in the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, northern India that flows into the Beas River at Bhuntar, some 10 km south of Kullu.

Nothing is as soothing as a nice strolling down Parvati river with a crackling, churning, and frothing water on one side and looming pine trees on the other. The tumbling blue-green water of the river is separated by the lush green grass and clean white sand. Picture-perfect landscapes of the valley and pleasant riverfront make this place exceptionally beautiful. With snow-capped peaks and blue sky, a stroll by the River Parvati is the most rejuvenating and relaxing experience in Kasol. The flow of this river is quite fast, therefore no adventurous activity is allowed. Parvati river is one of the best places to visit in Kasol strolling around and relaxing.

 2. Manikaran Sahib

Outer view of the Manikaran temple and Manikaran Sahib gurudwara located at Manikaran featuring the famous hot water well and the Parvati river flowing by it.

Located 6 km away from Kasol, Manikaran Sahib is a huge Gurudwara tucked between impressive hills and the Beas river. The hot spring located within the premise of the Gurudwara is believed to have healing properties. The devotees take a dip here to wash their illnesses sins and sins away. Gurudwara at Manikaran Sahib is believed to be visited once by the first religious leader of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, which makes it one of the most admired pilgrimage sites in Sikhism and is one of the prime places to visit in Kasol.

3. Malana

The mysterious village of Malana is famous for a strain of Cannabis hashish known as ‘Malana cream’. With the lush green and shimmering snow-capped mountains of the Parvati valley, Malana is located at an altitude of 3,000 meters. All outsiders are untouchables in Malana {the land of the pure}. Malana charas is one of the best in the world and is highly prized all over the World. Malana Cream commands a big price in the market because of its high oil content.

4. Tosh

Tosh village is in Himachal Pradesh state of India. It is located at about 2,400 metres in elevation on a hill near Kasol in the Parvati Valley, surrounded by mountains. The main occupation of the people in Parvati valley is Tourism. Apple orchards are also a big source of income for the local people.

 Located at about 2,400 meters in elevation Tosh village is on a hill near Kasol in the Parvati Valley, surrounded by mountains. Tosh is famous for the Kheerganga trek, which is a nine kilometres and four-hour climb. Influenced with Israeli and European culture on its food, the village is located on a hillside overlooking the river and a waterfall. Known for its cannabis plantations and breathtaking views, the ideal way to witness its scenic beauty is by undertaking long walks to discover the pretty delights of its terrain. This is surely one of the top things to do in Kasol.

5. Trek to Kheer Ganga

Kheerganga or Kheer Ganga as the name suggest is Ganga River ( the Ganges River) as White as a Kheer (an Indian sweet dish made from milk and Rice) The name Kheerganga came due to the milky waters of the river flowing in all its vastness and its streams flowing into Parvati valley from all sides of the mountain."

The trek to Kheer Ganga is about nine kilometres and an almost four-hour climb on narrow and tricky trails, it certainly tops the list of most adventurous activities to do in Kasol. At the top of the Kheer Ganga, you will find yourself surrounded by pine and apple trees, beautiful magical clouds, and snow-capped mountains which give an almost mesmerizing look to the sky. Kheer Ganga is located at an altitude of 3050 meters, at the extreme end of Parvati valley. Kheerganga’s panoramic view of skies and vast greenery are a much-needed delight for the trekker’s eyes and especially the tired legs. A holy place with a small temple of Lord Shiva, a hot water spring, and a bathing tank make it a rare combination for any trekker to bath in hot spring water when everything is covered by snow. Kheer Ganga is one of the best places to visit in Kasol.

6. Try Israeli Food

One of the best things to do in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh is to enjoy exotic Israeli Cuisine with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Kasol is also known as the mini Israel of India because of the presence of Israelis and their culture here, the reason why the food here is influenced by Israeli cuisine. The Evergreen Cafe which serves mouth-watering Israeli, Chinese, Mexican, Indian and multi-cuisine food, is one of the most popular cafes of Kasol. The best thing to do in Kasol is to try Israeli cuisine in one of the local restaurants.

7. Try Rice Beer

World-famous Kasol’s rice beer is a must-try because of the delicious taste, amazing experience, and absolutely no alcohol content. It is a refreshing drink that is prepared by the locals of Kasol. It is definitely worth trying and is one of the best things to do in Kasol. But it’s not the easiest thing to find, you will definitely have to hunt for it by asking locals or your host, who can easily arrange it for you. Trying rice beer is one of the top things to do in Kasol.

8. Shopping

Exploring the streets of Kasol is one of the top things to do in Kasol. There are plenty of souvenirs to add to your house as memories of your visit to Kasol. There are a lot of things to buy in Kaosl like colorful t-shirts and carpets, semi-precious stones, aromatic oils, and much more to add to your house, memories, and even your wardrobe. Shopping is among the top things to do in Kasol.

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