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KASOL: TOP 10 Beautiful PlacesYou Must See Before You Die

My travelogue about Kasol was very exciting and unforgettable, I want to present it to all of you. You will be told every small and big thing in this journey from Delhi to Kasol so that when you go here, you can easily enjoy the beauty of nature by reaching here. The beauty of Himachal is famous all over the world. People here are crazy about the evenings falling in the high mountains. 

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
mountains in kasol, Himachal Pradesh

On hearing Kasol, such an image is presented in your mind, in which there is a gathering of many domestic and foreign tourists. But you can be a little wrong here because Kasol is a village, it is frequented by foreign tourists. This is an all-facilitated village with all the facilities of the city. Whether it is about the big branded showrooms or the beautiful shops built on Mall Road, they provide you with all kinds of facilities. The market of big hotels and things related to the village presents a unique confluence in itself. One feels that Kasol has both rural and urban life going on in the same place.

kasol  On winter days
kasol On winter days

On winter days, the soft foamy snow falling from the sky adds to the beauty of this place. Along with high and low hills, many small and big waterfalls are also seen in Kasol. If you are a good highlander then Kasol is going to be a memorable experience for you.

The history of Kasol is also considered to be very old, so from the point of historical importance also, Kasol is one of the best places to visit in India.

This village situated on the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh seems to be the most beautiful gift of nature. Parvati river is also known as Parvati Ghati. The nature of the residents here is also good, like the charming weather here. Kasol is the Hotspot for bag packers from all over the world. The maximum number of tourists visiting here are Israeli people, hence it is also known as Mini Israel.

Day 1st at New Delhi Station – 

I had just reached Delhi from Gwalior with my three friends, it must have been around 10 in the morning. Friends, let me tell you that I and my three friends Shiv, Agni, and Vaibhav were thinking about going to Kasol for a long time but every time for some reason or the other our dream of going to Kasol remained unfulfilled. That’s why this time we decided to leave for Delhi directly without making any plans and took the train from Gwalior to Delhi without taking a ticket. 

The fare to go from Gwalior to Delhi by train is around 250 INR, and for the general compartment, it is around 1500 Indian INR in rest sleeper and reservation. Gwalior is our home area and in a hurry, we started the journey without tickets. (The bus fare from Gwalior to Delhi is also around Rs 500 to 1400.)

As soon as we boarded the train, initially, we had to worry a bit because of the crowd in the general compartment, but gradually we found an open space near the gate of the general compartment and we all were so tired that we sat there. 

That feeling of the sound of the train and the cold wind blowing directly on our faces from the gate of the compartment is one of my beautiful feelings. All four of us were feeling that cool air and peace without talking to each other. The journey passed by so quickly and we did not even know when it was 9 in the morning, but the train had already arrived in Delhi!

reason or the other our dream of going to Kasol remained unfulfilled. That’s why this time we decided to leave for Delhi directly without making any plans and took the train from Gwalior to Delhi without picking up tickets. 

The fare to go from Gwalior to Delhi by train is around 250 INR, for the general compartment, it is around 1500 Indian INR for the rest of the sleeper and reservation. Gwalior is our home area and in a hurry, we started the journey without tickets. (The bus fare from Gwalior to Delhi is also around Rs 500 to 1400.)

As soon as we boarded the train, initially, we had to worry a bit because of the crowd in the general compartment, but gradually we found an open space near the gate of the general compartment and we all were so tired that we sat there.

Every time only one thought was coming in my mind about how soon I can reach those mountains where the thought of going was shadowed my mind since childhood.

Travel from Delhi to Kasol

Kasol
Kasol

To reach Kasol from Delhi, we now had to travel by bus, which was going to be longer than we expected. 

Note – The distance from Delhi to Kasol is 550 km. It takes about 14 to 15 hours to cover this long distance. Most of the buses from Delhi to Kasol meet at the Kashmere Gate bus stop.  

By Air – 

If you want, you can take a direct flight from Delhi to Kullu. Located a short distance from Kullu, “Bhuntar” is one of the beautiful places in Kullu. You can take a taxi or bus from Kullu airport to the Bhuntar bus stop. From where it is easiest to reach Kasol directly. 

By Road – 

Many direct buses are running away from Delhi to Kasol. There are all kinds of buses going to Kasol, if your budget is less than you can reach Kasol by any cheap bus. If you want to go on a bus with all the facilities, then you also get a Volvo bus. The bus fare from Delhi to Kasol ranges from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000. But if you want to take your taxi car, then you will have to pay a minimum fare of up to Rs 13000. 

You can book a taxi online or offline from New Delhi Railway Station itself. Bus booking for Kasol can also be done online as well as offline. We had booked four seats on the bus offline after reaching Delhi.

By Train – 

It may be that many people advise you to go to Kasol by train, but for your information, let us tell you that Kasol is a hilly area. At present, it is not possible for the train to run here due to the very high and steep hills. Although you can reach Joginder Nagar Railway Station, which is 124 km from Kasol, but the connectivity of this station with Delhi station is not that precise. My own advice is to travel by bus because the hilly roads are very dangerous and narrow, on which it is very difficult to drive any vehicle. Bus drivers of Himachal Pradesh have a special kind of skill, for them, it is a daily matter. Therefore, you can reach Kasol to a great extent safely by traveling on a bus.

Our journey from Delhi to Kasol started at around 7 am by bus. I glanced around the bus and took a long, satisfying breath. The bus was very comfortable and convenient. 

As the bus was passing through the polluted environment of Delhi, the air was getting cooler and the environment was becoming pollution free. During the long journey, our bus stopped only once for dinner. Apart from the four of us, our bus was filled with a group of people from different parts of the country, mainly girls. There was a lot of enthusiasm among the people. Everyone was traveling in the dark of night enjoying the songs. The food at the restaurant where the bus stopped for dinner was very tasty. All four of us were very hungry and ate our fill without any delay. After eating, we had just lit a cigarette when the bus honked. Throwing away the cigarette half in haste, we boarded our bus back.

The feeling of reaching the high mountains from the tall buildings and the noise is completely unforgettable. There was no noise here, no pollution, silence hitting the mountains far away and the trees of Sanobar touching the horizon were visible. The drive from Delhi to Kasol is so mesmerizing, that you will not feel compelled to blink even for a moment. 

weather in Kasol –

The weather in Kasol is pleasant and pleasant for twelve months of the year. There is heavy snowfall in winter from December to February. If you want to enjoy snowfall by reaching Kasol in colder weather, then go between November to February. But if you want to freely enjoy the natural beauty and weather, then you can leave the winter months and go anytime.

Where to go in Kasol and what to do?

Snow fall in Kasol  - Himachal Pradesh
Snowfall in Kasol – Himachal Pradesh

Photo by – Himanshu Negi is licensed under – CC BY 2.0 

Every single place to visit in Kasol is unique, but still, if we talk about any special places to visit in Kasol, then you should roam around the Parvati river. After enjoying the blissful atmosphere of the river Parvati, you can pay your respects at the Manikaran sahib gurudwara. 

The pleasure of bathing in the hot water ponds built here is something different. For coffee lovers, the MuZik Café located here is famous for its coffee. Here you can enjoy coffee while playing carrom. 

Kheer Ganga trek is one of the most attractive places in Kasol. You can taste Israeli food in the Israeli restaurant built here. In the end, the most special, the people of the village living in Kasol celebrate their special festivals which go on almost throughout the year.

This is the best place to take photos, so click lots of photos and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. 

10 Beautiful Places To Visit In Kasol

Places to visit in Kasol Places knew for 
Malana Malana village is known for its history and long trek. The charas found here is the center of attraction for people from all over the world, which is known as malana cream. 
Parvati River Rafting, fishing (with permission), and chilling amidst nature. 
Tritan Valley a small hill village, which boasts of natural treasures
Kheer Ganga easiest trek to climb
Kullu biggest tourist places of Himachal which are very famous in the world for their natural beauty
Manikaran -Sahibcome here with true devotion and bow their heads
Tosh  the beauty of the apple orchards
Chhalal  Chhalal is famous all over the world for its natural beauty. 
Nagar religious temples, museums, and some amazing structures built by the army
Pulgafamous all over the world for its beautiful forest and snow-capped mountains

Malana Village – (World’s Oldest Democracy) 

Malana village
malana village

Malana village has a special history, where it is said that the democracy of this small village is the oldest democracy in the world. And in this village to date, the same is followed. This small village situated in the lap of mountains is an example of natural beauty in itself. Most of the tourists coming here come from Israel only.

 I went to my friend @hempvati  in malana and saw hemp cultivation with her there. Nearby was our hotel in which all types of rooms were available. In the evening, while admiring the amazing view of the panoramic mountains from the balcony of the hotel, take a puff of Manali charas. 

Malana is not only famous for being an ancient village, but apart from this, the ancient temple of Jamlu Devta located here also attracts tourists very much. The unique culture of Malana village is also not hidden from the people of the country and abroad. There is an influx of tourists almost every month of the year. 

ancient temple of Jamlu Devta  temple in malana.
ancient Sacred temple of Jamlu Devta

People and Culture of Malana village – 

The people living in malana village have adapted themselves to their own circles and their own culture. They feel that any new practice or new things coming from outside will lead their village and them towards downfall, so their coordination with the outside world is very less. 

The village has its own rules and regulations, if someone breaks them then it is decided at the proven place of Jamlu Devta. No tourist is allowed to touch the local people or things related to them. The residents of Malana village wash the walls of their houses with buffalo blood. 

They consider themselves descendants of Alexander the Great. This village is also known as the Little Greece of India

Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara – (Kasol) 

Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara - (Kasol)
Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara – (Kasol)

Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara of Sikh Gurus built in the lap of mountains is situated at a distance of just 6 km from Kasol. The Gurdwara is visited by lakhs of Hindu and Sikh tourists every month of the year. 

This Gurudwara, built between Beas and Parvati rivers, seems to be a symbol of the infinite beauty and peace of nature. 

People come here with true devotion and bow their heads. Langar is always on in the Gurudwara. When I reached Manikaran sahib for the first time, I felt a different kind of positive energy inside me. 

The special thing about Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is that there is a natural spring of hot water in which the devotees consider taking a dip as an act of virtue. 

Manikaran bridge
Manikaran bridge , kasol

The Gurudwara is surrounded by high mountains from all sides. The beauty of nature and the peace of meeting God made my experience unforgettable. You must also visit here once. This Gurudwara proves to be a boon given by God.

Parvati River Tour – 

parvati river - kasol
breathtaking view of Parvati river, kasol

The Moonlit Parvati River flowing beside the Kasol Town, Himachal Pradesh.jpg” by Jan J George is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Taking a walk on the Parvati River in Kasol gives a beautiful dreamlike feel. The serene confluence of peace and tranquility amidst the beautiful valleys takes you beyond the dreamlike reality that you are actually in such a beautiful place. 

With the unforgettable view of the Parvati river passing through the tall trees and dense mountains, you will not get anywhere else in the whole of Himachal Pradesh.

Parvati Valley - kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Landscape view of Parvati Valley – kasol

To feel a natural beauty up close, nothing can compare to this beautiful place in Kasol. Here you can enjoy many types of adventure sports. If you have never done rafting, then this is the best place to do rafting. 

Sitting on a big stone in the middle of the river and dipping your feet in the serene waters of the river, click a picture that is enough to make all your close ones feel jealous.

KheerGanga Trek – One of the most beautiful place in Kasol

Kheer ganga Trek - kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Camping at Kheer Ganga Trek – kasol, Himachal Pradesh

The KheerGanga trek is the easiest trek to climb in the entire Kasol region. Most of the tourists who do not even have any practice of trekking, those people can easily take the adventure of trekking here.

Kheer Ganga can be the best option to visit within Kasol. On reaching here, you get to see a tremendous view, open from all sides and surrounded by mountains. This trek, about 9 km long, can be completed in 4 to 5 hours even after all its complications.

This trek remains closed for mentally and physically weak people. After five hours of hard work, when you reach the top of Kheer Ganga, the view is really worth seeing. After reaching such a height, you get a pool of hot water, in which you can take a bath and remove all your tiredness.

When you gaze at the sight of Kheer Ganga as you heave a sigh of relief, you would not like to bat your eyelids even for a moment. Lots of photos and videos are clicked here by most tourists. After all, who would not want to capture the heavenly beauty in their eyes forever?

If you want to spend the night after reaching the top of Kheer Ganga, then this can be the best option for you. There is a complete arrangement for the stay. The villagers living there provide better accommodation for less money and the rustic food cooked by their hands is enough to make your mouth water.

Kheer Ganga is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit and enjoy, you must visit here once.

Chalal Village – 

Chalal village - kasol, Himachal Pradesh
A beautiful evening at Chalal village

Photo by:  Dhillon 89, Creative Commons Attribution Licence

Chalal is a small beautiful village situated on the banks of river Parvati. Chhalal is famous all over the world for its natural beauty. 

Although Chalal village is not well known by many people, this place is not unknown to bag packers. Moving around, staying, and eating is cheaper in Chalal than in Kasol. The number of tourists arriving at Chalal is limited. 

However, now slowly some shops, hotels, cafes, etc. have opened here to stay. You will have to make efforts on your own to move around the entire Chalal, as there are no vehicle-related facilities available here. The serene environment here gives you a chance to truly feel the beauty of the hills. 

In the chalal village also you will get a glimpse of Israeli culture just like in Kasol. The cafes, restaurants, etc. here are especially inspired by the Israeli culture.

Chalal is close to Kasol, if you want to go here on foot then you can reach Chalal in 35 to 40 minutes. Chhalal has a short trek, so most of the people coming to Kasol definitely go here. 

Staying and eating are cheaper in Chalal than in Kasol. The number of tourists arriving at Chalal is limited. However, now slowly some shops, hotels, cafes, etc. have opened here to stay. The serene environment here gives you a chance to truly feel the beauty of the hills. 

Chalal is close to Kasol, if you want to go here on foot then you can reach Chalal in 35 to 40 minutes. Chalal has a short trek, so most of the people coming to Kasol definitely go here. 

Tirthan Valley – 

Tirthan River - banjar khundan bridge
Tirthan River – banjar khundan bridge

Tirthan river Banjar Khundan bridge” by Sheena Thakur @thebluesheeep is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

‘Tirthan Valley’, located about 60 or 62 km from Kasol, is actually a small hill village, which boasts of natural treasures. The lakes and waterfalls located here will make you fall in love with this place. “Chehni kothi” is a historical place worth visiting, situated at a slight distance of 1.7 km from Tirthan Valley.

None of the roads in Tirthan Valley are made of concrete. Every tourist who reaches here is amazed to see the captivating natural beauty here. For tourists visiting Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh, considered the land of the Gods, this special place leaves a deep impact on their lives. “Chhoie Waterfall” located at a distance of about 0.5 km from Tirthan valley and “Jibhi waterfall” 6 km away represents the culmination of natural beauty.

 You can relax on the river as you wind your way down the mountains or enjoy natural waterfalls in the middle of the forest.

You must spend a few days in Tirthan Valley alone, with your friends or with your partner. Every moment spent here will be added to the golden memories of your life.

Tosh Village –

Tosh - Himachal Pradesh
mind-blowing beautiful view of Tosh

File: View of mountains from Tosh village.jpg” by Deepak G Goswami is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Another hill village adjacent to Kasol is famous all over the world for its natural beauty. Tosh village is like a gift to the tourists coming to Himachal from all over the world. Any person who reaches here will consider himself lucky that his eyes have observed the natural view of Tosh village.

The best way to reach Tosh village is by trekking up the hill. However, to reach there, you can also get taxis or cabs at low fares. This beautiful hill village situated on the banks of river Parvati leaves you spellbound. The beauty of the apple orchards built here seems to be pervaded every particle. The main source of income for the people living here is from the tourists coming here and the apple orchards.

What to do in Tosh village?

tosh - himachal pradesh
tosh – Himachal Pradesh

After reaching Tosh, you will not feel at all that you are going somewhere else from where you are. Here you can enjoy nature walks. You also get complete arrangements for trekking and camping here. Visit the nearby villages, understand the culture there and see the beautiful natural springs made in the mountains. You must go to visit Chandratal, a major lake built here.

Pulga Village

Pulga Village - Himachal Pradesh
Pulga Village – Himachal Pradesh

File: Pulga village, Parvati Valley.png” by Imdgod is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

This village located in Himachal Pradesh, India is famous all over the world for its beautiful forest and snow-capped mountains. This hill village, situated just 16 km from Kasol, is also famous for the beautiful wooden hotels and restaurants built here.

Pulga is a village whose structure is on the slope of the hill, due to which the tourist attraction always remains here. Tourists from all over the world come here in every month of the year. Even though it is a village to say, every kind of small and big facilities have been taken care of here.

Pulga is known for its dense forests, and views of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. There is hardly a better place for camping than this.

Bhuntar Town –

Bhuntar - kasol, Himachal Pradesh
A mesmerizing evening at Bhuntar

Bhuntar o1” by RameshSharma1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Situated at a distance of about 30 km from Kasol, this town boasts of the immense beauty of nature. The dense forests and hilly areas here make Bhuntar the most special and beautiful place in Himachal. In simple words, the natural beauty of Bhuntar is so amazing and matchless that people compare it with heaven.

If you want to come from Kasol to Bhuntar then you have to drive very carefully on the way. The narrow road on the high and low mountains makes the road from Kasol to Bhuntar complicated. But Bhuntar has no match in terms of the beauty of nature.

Kullu  –

Manali - Himachal Pradesh
Landscape view of manali hills

Well, who would not be aware of Kullu and Manali? The two biggest tourist places of Himachal are very famous in the world for their natural beauty. The distance from Kasol to Kullu is 49.7km.

If you are planning to visit Kasol, then it would be a misfortune to be deprived of visiting a beautiful place like Kullu. The mesmerizing hill scene of Kullu will definitely leave a deep impression on your mind.

Although both Kullu and Manali are considered hot spots for tourists, that’s why there is a crowd throughout the year. Newly married couples especially come here to celebrate their honeymoon. There are many historical places, temples, and rivers to visit in Kullu.

Here you can enjoy any kind of adventure sport. The breathtaking natural beauty of Kullu along with large restaurants and coffee cafés make this place one of the most enjoyable places for tourists.

Naggar Village

 Naggar Village, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh)
View of Naggar Village from Roerich’s Art Gallery (Naggar, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh)

Naggar View” by Grey cells is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

The village is one of the most beautiful places in Kasol with religious temples, museums, and some amazing structures built by the army. Nagar village has recently become aware of the tourism industry, so few people reach here. If you enjoy understanding and seeing the culture of rural areas, then this place is made for people like you.

Though the village is quite small, the natural beauty here is amazing. The Gauri Shankar temple built here is also visited by devotees. The beautiful temple built in Nagar and the culture of the village here make this place really worth visiting.

Nagar village is known for the Naggar Castle built here, which is not only a historical place, but the ruthless natural view of the mountains visible from here is also amazing. You can do beautiful photography by coming here.

Which place is better Manali or Kasol?

Whether it is a matter of traveling on holidays or getting fed up with the office and home, in both circumstances we are looking for such a place to visit which is the best. There are always thoughts in people’s minds that which place is better.

In fact, both Kasol and Manali live up to the zenith of natural beauty.

Their beauty can never be compared.

There is no difference in terms of beauty between Manali and Kasol but Kasol is the place where you will find a calm atmosphere.

If you are going to hang out with friends then Kasol is the best option and if you are going to hang out with your family or relatives then there is no better place than Manali. Hope you must have understood that nothing can be compared to nature.

Is Kasol a safe place to travel alone?

Kasol is a completely safe place for people traveling alone. The people living in Kasol are very peaceful and respectful. Kasol is a completely safe place to visit in all seasons of the year.

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Nihal Chauhan
Nihal Chauhanhttp://outsiderlove.com
I am a 24-year-old boy, to whom life has given many such experiences, which are hardly available in any person of this age.
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