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10 Unique things to do in Kasol

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Kasol view
A beautiful shot of Kasol by @dev__soni from Instagram

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.

Visit Tosh

Tosh is a beautiful place near Kasol to get away from the busy city life
Town of Tosh captured by @amanresort2021 from Instagram

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

Go shopping

Kasol market is a paradise for shoppers to buy handicrafts
Vibrant Kasol Market captured by @heregoesbhushan from Instagram

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

Kheerganga trek is an absolute favorite for all adventure seekers
Kheerganga trek captured by @born.ghumakkad from Instagram

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.

Read more about travel experience from Kasol in the blog written by Padhaaro!!

Pay visit to Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara

Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is the best place in Kasol if you seek tranquility
View of the Gurudwara by @ricketyroads from Instagram

A glimpse from inside the Gurudwara Sahib Manikaran
Inside the Gurudwara as shot by @ricketyroads from Instagram

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

Visit Naggar

Naggar is a beautiful village near Kasol
Beautiful view of Naggar taken by @live_north from Instagram

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

Pin Parvati Trek is one of the most challenging treks in India
Pin Parvati Trek by @bikatadventures from Instagram

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 is a majestic place near Malana for a getaway
Magic Valley shot by @abuthahirps._ from Instagram

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

Enjoy local delicacies in Kasol
@lensationaladitya from Instagram

Cafes in kasol are a must-visit
Delicacies from Jim Morrison Café as captured by @thehoggersblog

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.


HOW TO REACH - All Cafes can be reached using Google maps or asking locals for directions

Trek to Chalal

Chalal trek is a simple trek near Kasol for beginners
Trekking to Chalal - @aneezv from Instagram

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 village is a serene place in Kasol for enjoying amidst nature
View of the beautiful village by @jimtravelstheworld from Instagram

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.

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