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17 Incredible Places to Visit in Kasol (2022 List)

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Kasol is probably India's most famous backpacking destination. Favorite among students and travelers alike - Kasol offers everything a traveler wants from a place - clean air, peace, tranquility, and closeness to Nature!

This picturesque town is located in the Parvati Valley in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh. Besides being a backpacker's heaven, Kasol has some amazing places of interest.

In this blog post, we will look at some absolutely breathtaking places to visit in Kasol.

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Best Places to Visit in Kasol

Kasol is a small village in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a popular tourist destination because of its scenic beauty and its proximity to the Himalayas.

Kasol is also known for its trekking and camping opportunities. Let's have a look at some of the best places to visit in Kasol.

1. Manikaran Sahib

A view of some buildings adorned by colored flags
Image by Harsh Patel

Manikaran Sahib, a famous pilgrimage site located just a few kilometers from Kasol is among the most popular places to visit in Kasol. It is believed that Manu recreated human life here after a flood, thus the name Manikaran.

Furthermore, according to Sikhs, Guru Nanak visited this place with his disciple Bhai Mardana. Hence, Manikaran is a place holy to both Hindus and Sikhs! In addition to this, Hot springs are also a major attraction here!

Location: 4.5 km from Kasol

2. Nature Park Kasol

A stream flowing in the middle of a forest in the mountains
Image by Ashwini Chaudhary

Nature Park offers a peaceful atmosphere in the hills of Kasol. You can listen to the songs of birds, and the rustling of leaves, and feel the cool mountain breeze on your face!

Nature Park is a great location for jogging and strolling while being shaded by towering pine trees. Visitors can also relish some unique foods if they want because the region is accessible to numerous well-known cafes.

In addition to the tranquil setting and weathered rocks, the Parvati River flows through the park, making it a wonderful area to unwind. In short, if you love nature, Nature Park is a place that you just have to visit when in Kasol!

Location: Kasol

3. Trek to Kutla

A forest of pine trees in a mountainous region
Image by Raimond Klavins

Kutla is a quaint little town that has just a couple of travelers going towards the village from the town of Tosh. The trek to Kutla takes around 1.5 hours of steep climbing but the majestic view and the clean air are definitely worth it.

A two-hour hike via the winding path from Tosh will lead you to the Kulta Village, which is encircled by the Himalayas looking down at you and is situated in a lush meadow.

In the out-of-the-way village of Kulta, tucked away amid the mountains, you can experience the undisturbed beauty of nature. If you're staying in Tosh then Kutla should definitely be on your itinerary.

Location: 1.5hr trek from Tosh

4. Trek toward the Glacier Point

A view of a snowy mountain range
Image by Balouria Rajesh

The glacier point is a clear meadow from where you can see a mammoth glacier in front of you that will make you feel like the snow-clad mountain is just a fingertip away from you.

Kutla glacier is a fairly easy trip that takes a day to reach from Tosh and takes around 2 hours to accomplish.

You'll be charmed by the pristine beauty of Himachal along the route so it will be worth it. The sound of the river gushing with such an amazing view will make you stay there and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

PS:- You'll always find a dog helping you find the way towards the trek.

Location: 30-minute walk from Kutla

5. Parvati River Bed

A stream of river flowing between a forest
Image by Shubham Tharani

Spend some time listening to the burbling of water and basking in the Mountain Sun on the bed of the Parvati River. The river's flow begins at the Man Talai Glacier, runs through Parvati Valley to the north, and then merges with the Beas River close to Kulu.

The river's banks make for an excellent campsite. One can even go white water rafting in Kasol. This location is nothing short of perfection for adventure seekers.

When in Kasol do take your time out and spend time relaxing with your feet soaked in the crystal clear water of Parvati. However, beware of the trout that swim there.

Location: Parvati Valley

6. Tirthan and Jibhi Valley

A man trekking on a path in a valley
Image by Tirachard

The twin valleys of Tirthan and Jibhi are the major attractions in Banjar. Tirthan Valley, also known as the Trout Fish Valley is regarded as Himachal's best-kept secret by bloggers and travelers!

This valley is a part of the Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With beautifully carved small wooden houses and mesmerizing beauty, these villages are like the ones mentioned in the fairy tales.

Hence, these valleys are at the top of the list of places to visit in Kasol.

Location: 80km from Kasol

7. Choj Village

A small town in the mountains
Lucas Hemingway

Just a small walk from Kasol lies the Choj Village. It is a hamlet free of cars and bikes and all the noise of the city. It is one of the best places to visit in Kasol if you're on a trip to rejuvenate your soul in nature.

For people willing to spend a day or two at Choj, there are lots of homestays and hostels at affordable rates. If you are looking for peace and quiet, then Choj must be your choice!

Location: Approximately 1km from Kasol towards Manikaran

8. Kasol Bridge

A bridge crossing over a river
Image by Mohammad Abbas

One of the main attractions in Kasol is that perfect bridge that is placed over the wide Parvati river overlooking the snow-capped mountains. It is the perfect spot to capture some amazing Instagram-worthy pictures.

You could admire it as you cross over to the other side or just go for a walk to the bridge and enjoy the riverside tranquility. This bridge is definitely one of the best places to visit in Kasol.

Location: 50 meters from the Kasol main market

9. Walk to the amazing Chalal village

The Chalal trek path
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A village close to Kasol that has risen to fame in recent years. Chalal was an unknown village a few years back but has quickly seen a rise in tourists visiting the place due to its proximity to Kasol and being on the riverside with good cafes and homestays.

Chalal has managed to preserve its whimsical mountain village's rustic appeal. It is located in the stunning Parvati Valley of the Himalayas, with a great view of snow-capped mountains and gorgeous pine trees.

Chalal could be a perfect alternative for Kasol if you're looking to stay in a very quiet yet majestic place.

Location: A short walk from Kasol bridge

10. Trek to Grahan Village

A village in the mountains
Image by Sajal Das

Grahan is a completely offbeat village near the main Kasol area where you would find ample homestays or you can even opt to stay in camps. The residents of Grahan are highly amicable and have a strong sense of community.

The beautiful, verdant farmland that surrounds Grahan enhances its natural attractiveness. As winter approaches, Grahan gradually receives its fair share of snowfall as well. The village is an absolutely beautiful sight to behold which is still untouched by outsiders and offers some of the most unique and authentic cultural significance of the mountains.

Many foreign nationals, primarily Israelis and French citizens, stay in Grahan for an extended period of time. As a result, it's common to find places where you can rent rooms for less money.

Location: A short distance from Kasol

11. Visit the mysterious Malana Village

The village of Malana surrounded by lush green trees
Image by Ritvik Takkar

One of the oldest villages that have incorporated democracy and are isolated from the rest of the world. The village once inaccessible by any road is now easily accessible if you're visiting any place in the Parvati valley.

The place is not just famous for the amazing view it has to offer but for the mysterious people, their traditions, and the cannabis cultivation that attracts major tourists. The village still does not acknowledge any customs or laws from any other village even in Parvati valley.

They have a language that is unique to the citizens of the village, they consider themselves descendants of Alexander the great and don't let any outside touch their holy shrines or shops. A visit to the village is a must to check out how different these people live their lives and how unique it is.

Location: Malana Village

12. Stop at Kalga, Pulga and Tulga village

A green plain overlooking a snow-capped mountain range
Image by Sagar Patil

These three villages are just beside each other and fall on the way to your trek toward the Kheerganga peak. Kalga, Pulga, and Tulga are just in the vicinity of 30 minutes from Barshaini and can easily be reached by walking over the dam on the Parvati river.

The villages have a very rustic look with wooden houses and narrow stone lanes making them perfect for a stop to relax for a while. These villages do have some homestays for staying in as well if you're looking to relax at a secluded spot.

Location: Kalga, Pulga, Tulga

13. Trek towards the adventurous Waichan Valley

A scenic view of the mountains
Image by Rish Agarwal

Waichan valley or the magic valley is one of the best places to catch the night sky at its best while being surrounded by huge mountain ranges. There are not a lot of options to stay here but a couple of camp stays that could offer you tents for the night.

The valley is definitely for the adventurous since reaching the valley takes a mammoth task of trekking a very uphill mountain for around 4 km but the view and the silence from the top are worth it and you'll not feel tired once you're at the top.

Location: Waichan Valley

14. Stay in the most unique domes in Jari

A dome stay in the middle of a forest
Image by Yusuf Evli

Jari is one of the major towns that have access to proper health care and schools but what it also has are some amazing and unique stays that are worth a visit once in your lifetime.

The best dome in Jari would be the itsy bitsy cabin which is a glass dome perfect to watch the sunset and the night sky. This location provides stunning views of the valley, snow-capped mountains, and pine forests.

As the dome is encircled by Deodar trees and the only things you will receive are nature and calm, seemingly the realm of the gods.

Location: Parvati Valley

15. Trek towards the Rasol pass

The top of a snowy mountain overlooking a blue sky
Image by Bhanu Bansal

Rasol or Rashol is a town that is gaining popularity in the Parvati Valley amongst backpackers due to its seclusion which is much needed for many travelers. Kasol was once a place that attracted only a few tourists and most of the people used to flock away to Kullu or Manali.

However, in recent times, Kasol has emerged as a very hot destination for tourists which is why Rasol is a perfect destination to sit back and relax in silence. Rasol has some cute homestays and hotels where you can stay for the night too if you love the peace.

Location: Parvati Valley

16. Visit Tosh

Lush green mountains and a blue sky filled with white clouds
Image by Abedifa

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.

You will undoubtedly be captivated by the hippy lifestyle and surreal atmosphere of this place. Adventure lovers have claimed the Tosh Kasol trek to be the ideal trip.

It includes numerous communities throughout the verdant slopes and snow-capped peaks. Here, you can enjoy nature's abundance in all its splendor while also having some native and exotic experiences.

Location: 21km from Kasol

17. Trek to Kheerganga

The top of a mountain overlooking grey cloudy skies
Image by Ravi Hooda

A popularly visited trek when deciding on places to visit in Kasol. 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

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FAQs about Kasol

1. What is the best time to visit Kasol?

The best time to visit Kasol during summer is from March to June when temperatures are moderate. However, if you want to experience snowfall, the winter months of December to February will be the best for you.

2. Which is the nearest airport to Kasol?

The Kullu Manali Airport, located at a distance of 31km from the town is the nearest airport to Kasol. It is well-connected with domestic flights from Delhi and Chandigarh.

3. Which is the nearest railway station to Kasol?

Joginder Nagar Railway Station, 144km from Kasol is the railway station nearest to Kasol. Other major railway stations are Chandigarh (275km), Kalka (255km), and Pathankot (275km).

4. How to reach Kasol?

Kasol is just an hour’s drive from the Kullu Manali Airport. However, if you want to reach Kasol from Joginder Nagar, it takes around 3-4 hours. The cab fare from Joginder Nagar to Kasol is around 2000-3000 rupees.

For people who wish to reach Kasol from Delhi and Chandigarh, there are regular bus and cab services to Kasol. The cab fare from Delhi is around 7000-8000 rupees and from Chandigarh, it is around 5000-6000 rupees.

5. Where should I stay in Kasol?

Kasol has several homestays and hotels to choose from. If you are looking for a homestay in Kasol you can visit our experience page and get ideas about the same!

Visit for a personalized travel experience!

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