If you want to enjoy the lush green mountain valleys and beautiful landscapes with deodar trees all around, Kasol is your answer. Kasol has become one of the most famous tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh now. Kasol is 30 km from Bhuntar and 3.5 km from Manikaran. Weathers in kasol will be moderate from April to September month. From mid-October gradually winter will start and the temperature will start to drop, leading to snowy winters from December to February or March.
PLACES TO VISIT
Gurudwara Sahib Manikaran
Manikaran is a religious place for Hindus and Sikhs. It has temples as well as Gurudwara Sahib. This place is well known for its hot springs and it’s surrounded by beautiful landscapes. On the right side is the picture of Gurudwara Sahib.
On the left side is the picture of Gurudwara Sahib’s main entrance. This place is very peaceful and serene with a breathtaking view of Parvati valley and beautiful mountains.
Malana is a beautiful small village, famous for Malana cream. To reach Malana village there is a beautiful narrow, trek from Malana town. Trek is about 2km. Which will take around 1hr. Once you reach the village you will have to cross the entire village to reach the 🏕 camping area.
Malana trek is preferred to be done in daylight and it’s for 2 reasons. 1) To witness the breathtaking view of mountain ranges and 2) The pathway to reach camps is narrow and muddy, rains ☔️will make it slippery too. If you plan a night stay at camp in Malana, you can trek anytime during the day. One day trip can also be done, But in that case, it is preferred to start early in the morning. In my recommendation, you should stay there one night to get the real vibes of the place.
On the left is a picture taken on way to Malana.
The Mountain range visible from Malana are the peaks of the Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani which is the most beautiful view.
Malana is a unique place in terms of its culture and history. Malana is one of the oldest democracies in the world. One rule which you should know before entering this village is “Do not touch anyone or any of their belongings in Malana village”
Tosh is another beautiful place that you must go to when traveling to Kasol.
Tosh is near Barsheni village for which you can take a bus or cab from the bus stop near Gurudwara Sahib Manikaran. Also if you are planning to go for the Kheerganga trek. Tosh is a great base village to start and end your Kheerganga trek.
Below few pictures from Tosh trekking.
Chalal village is very small, But it has a few amazing cafes on its trek. Specifically, if you start your trek from Katagla. I went to all different areas in Kasol, But the Chalal village trek was something that I loved the MOST. Mostly because of the landscapes and surroundings. Lush green is almost everywhere. The higher you climb, the more magnificent is the view. Small farms and apple orchards are breathtaking.
Tosh to Kheerganga Trek
To Reach Kasol
By Air To reach Kasol nearest airport is Kullu-Manali Bhuntar airport. The distance from Bhuntar Airport to Kasol is approx 30KM. A cab can be booked from the airport itself or you can do some online research as well for cab services from Kullu Airport to Kasol.
By bus, there are numerous Volvo/AC buses running from Delhi to Kasol every day via Chandigarh. which you can book online also.
By Car, Of course, you can always plan to go by car if you can easily drive on sharp curves and steep hills.
If you are also planning a trip to Kasol you must include all these places, It will most beautiful and memorable trip. Do share your stories and pictures in the comments below.