Kasol is a small hill station in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh which is also known as Mini Israel of India and is a must travel destination for the backpackers. It is situated in the Parvati valley and the Parvati river flowing alongside makes it a very serene and peaceful destination. It is a must-visit place especially for the stoners and trippy people. The weather of Kasol remains pleasant most of the time and it is around 55o km from New Delhi. You can either travel by a Volvo bus or in your personal car or taxi. The mountains and the Parvati River flowing alongside will make you experience one of the best views. You will literally find peace here. Also, you will come across Israeli people here.
Wondering about the cost of the Kasol trip? Well, you can have an enjoyable trip around Rs 7-8000. The best time to visit Kasol is the offseason according to me because you will find peace at that time and in the peak season it is so much crowded and noisy so I recommend you to visit in the offseason to fully explore it. One of the must-try things in Kasol is hash brownie which you can easily find at a bakery shop or at any cafe.
Thinking about the must-do things and activities in Mini Israel of India: Kasol? So, here is the list of the major must-see attractions, things, and activities to do to explore Kasol in the right way.
Small trek around 3 km on one side. This you can do in the evening to experience some good cafes in between the trek and for some of the best views of the Parvati valley and Parvati river. It will just take a few hours and you will go deep inside the trees and woods.
Tosh is a small village near Kasol somewhat around one hour from Kasol. It has very charming views of nature and is a must-visit place for stoners and hippie people. It is, in fact, a place for hippie people only. Therefore, you can also stay here when you plan a trip to Kasol.
Malana is just paradise for the stoners as one can find the best quality of hash here called Malana Cream for which people love to visit this place. One can reach Malana only by trekking. Only till the starting point, you can go by transport. Believe me, this trek is must do and will take you deep inside nature. The trek is around 5 km on one side.
A 12 km trek which is only for the daring people and adventure seekers which will take around 5-6 hours. But the trek is worth it because on reaching the top, you will experience so damn beautiful nature and views and hence this will be the lifetime experience. The trek starts from Barshaini.
Jim Morrison Cafe
The place is for food lovers. You can reach here by doing a very small trek. This cafe has very good vibes and also a beautiful view and serves some lip-smacking food. One can also enjoy flavored hookah here. Therefore, this is a must-visit place that should be on your bucket list whenever you plan a trip to Kasol.
It is a very renowned Gurudwara which people generally love to visit whenever they visit Manali or Kasol. It is somewhat 75 km from Manali and 4-5 km from Kasol. This is a must-visit place which is famous for its hot springs. It is so beautifully situated in the hills of Parvati valley and therefore you must seek the blessings here.
River Rafting in Kullu
Believe me, without rafting in Kullu your trip is incomplete. This is a must-do activity in the Kullu district. You can enjoy this on your way to Kasol or way back to Kasol. This will be your lifetime experience in the Parvati river which is very adventurous and you will get lost in the river itself. You can also say to your rafting guide to make the video of your rafting and click some beautiful photos which he can afterward give you in your phone for your lifetime memories.
Hence, for more itineraries and guide you can read our another blog of Gateway to heaven: Ladakh.