10 Unique things to do in Kasol
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Situated on the banks of the Parvati river, Kasol is a small town in Himachal Pradesh, well-known for various reasons. Be it trekking, partying or enjoying great food, Kasol offers it all and more. The serene beauty of the valley, along with the picturesque views, attracts travelers from all over the world. There's a lot to do in and around Kasol, which might often be confusing. So, here's a list of unique things that are worth a shot for when you are in Kasol.
Read more about the travel experience from Kasol in the blog written by Abhi.
Tosh is yet another town nestled in the Himalayas that lures tourists for its unmatched natural beauty. Away from the hurry-scurry city life, Tosh offers refuge to its visitors that seek some quiet. Here, you can chat with the locals and other travelers while enjoying the local cuisine.
LOCATION - 21km from Kasol
HOW TO REACH - Bus for 50 to Barshaini in an hour trek up or a cab for 200, Cab from Kasol for 1000
From Himachali caps to dreamcatchers, you will find the best items in the flea market of Kasol to take back as a souvenir. The vibrant marketplace is a paradise for shoppers. So, take a stroll through the streets of this town and explore. Get your hands on the hand-woven woolens as well as the colorful jewelry pieces. This is your opportunity to show off your bargaining skills and take home handicrafts from Kasol.
LOCATION - In the town itself
HOW TO REACH - In the main square
Trek to Kheerganga
You can take various trails to Kheerganga whilst you enjoy the panoramic beauty of the trek. To make your experience even better, you can take a bath in the hot springs that you come across on your way to Kheerganga. Stop at Nakthan to rest your bones and take in the mesmerizing view as you savor a hot cup of noodles.
LOCATION - 17km from Kasol
HOW TO REACH - Start from Barshaini, take a bus or cab to Barshaini from Kasol.
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Pay visit to Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara
Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is a majestic place that fills one's soul with tranquility. The beautiful valley surrounding the Gurudwara adds to its beauty. Right next to the Sikh shrine, there is an ancient Shiva temple as well. The hot water flowing across the valley is a wonder in itself. It is a common belief that a bath in the water can wash all your sins away.
LOCATION - 5km from Kasol
HOW TO REACH - A bus from Kasol for INR 20 or cab for INR 200
Naggar is another village near Kasol, nestled in the hills, that attracts tourists to its grand castle and ancient temples. A day's visit to Naggar does not do justice to the numerous activities it offers. The Naggar Castle, which is 500 years old, is a testament to the olden times. The dhabas serving desi food are the go-to to satiate your hunger. For a fancier meal or a taste of the Himachali cuisine, head out to the Castle Restaurant.
LOCATION - Around 58km from Kasol
HOW TO REACH - Cab from Kasol for INR 750-900
Go for Pin Parvati Pass trek
The Pin Parvati Pass trek is one of the most challenging and exciting treks of India. Once you're on it, you would not want to return to the hustle and bustle of the city. The trek encompasses lush green forests and a view so sublime it would be difficult to leave. This trek is a long one, certainly not for the faint-hearted. Camping under the night sky full of stars is an opportunity that you should not miss.
LOCATION - Around 54km from Kasol
HOW TO REACH - Trek starts from Manali which can be reached by car or bus
Visit Magic Valley
Magic Valley or Waichin Valley, with its pristine waterfalls and majestic views, is indeed a magical destination to be. One can find a few camping sites in this valley and have bonfires under the mystical sky. Trekkers are attracted to Magic Valley as the trails are challenging but worth the effort. This Himalayan valley is scarcely populated due to its inaccessible location. However, it is a perfect getaway from the monotonous city life.
LOCATION - 3km drive from Malana
HOW TO REACH - A trek from Jari to Malana and then to Magic Valley
Try out the local cafes
When you are in Kasol, it is evident that you try out different cafes open in the area. Jim Morrison Café and Moon Dance Café are two cafes you ought to try and savour the Israeli cuisines served there. The low priced food that tastes heavenly is a major crowd puller around here.
LOCATION - In Kasol
HOW TO REACH - All Cafes can be reached using Google maps or asking locals for directions
Trek to Chalal
Backpackers from across the globe make their way to Chalal, attracted by the pure splendor of the scenery offered by the village. The trek from Kasol to Chalal has gained popularity, owing to the magnificent Parvati river. It is a simple trek that can be undertaken even by beginners. The striking view of the snow-capped mountains with towering pine trees transports one to a world away from the hubbub of the city.
LOCATION - 2km from Kasol
HOW TO REACH - Just a 30 minute hike from Kasol
Stop by Pulga Village
Pulga is a famous hiking and trekking spot near Kasol that attracts adventure seekers from far and wide. A stroll in the lush green forests will make you feel one with nature. The tall pine trees and beautiful waterfalls are a perfect escape from the busy city life. Do not forget to visit the temple of Lord Narayana while you are here!
LOCATION - 16km from Kasol
HOW TO REACH - A 1-2 hour trek from Barshaini will take you to Pulga
And there you go. These are the top 10 things you should try in Kasol as per your preference.