6 Places In Kasol You Can’t Afford To Miss

We arrived at the Parvati Valley, in the region of Himachal Pradesh, with many illusions. Many who passed by on the road spoke wonderful things about the place. They highlight above all the two qualities of nature, and incredible landscapes. A valley in the middle of the Himalayas has to be amazing. The energy of the place can be felt but cannot be seen. For Hippies the place emanates a special energy. Anyone who stops in the valley can feel it.

Legend has it that somewhere in the valley, more precisely in the village of Manikaran, Shiva rested after making love with Parvati. From there, the special and spiritual nature of the place emerges. Another legend tells that Parvati lost a jewel in the river and that she got back in a hot water stream. Parvati Valley is a green and leafy valley that grows around the Parvati River. Knowing the history, the legends and the reason for the names of the places gives an extra charm.

In short, as we said, we reached the valley. We find the magic of the place. We came from many days in McLeod Ganj after coming from Leh and seeing nature in all its magnitude surprised us. Huge mountains are separated by the force of the river. One day we tried to count how many greens we saw and we lost the account.

Situated amidst a lush green valley, a majestic white-water river, and picturesque treks, Kasol is a major tourist yet an offbeat destination for backpackers and young travelers. The Israel of India is not just a delight for hippies but also for those seeking peace and tranquility. Here is a list of beautiful places to visit in Kasol to make the most of Himachal:

PARVATI VALLEY

The most enchanting Himalayan Valley has the power to calm the dismayed soul. The most rejuvenating of all is the Parvati River. Sit by the river for hours doing nothing and soak into the magical sounds of the water. Known as the Amsterdam of India, Parvati Valley is truly a mesmerizing spot for relaxation. The hippie paradise is full of Israeli cafes which give it unique touch. One can also enjoy psychedelic vibes and rave parties with mountains beautiful enough to leave your head spinning.

MALANA

The village of Malana is much more than a small town attracting hash lovers. It is a total case study in itself. The Malanese think that they are the descendants of Alexander the great and have rituals and rules of their own. Its culture is completely isolated from the rest of India which makes it perfect for explorers to unveil the mysteries of this village. The story of Malana will keep you hooked!

KHEERGANGA night star

KHEERGANGA

A 9 km long but fairly easy, the Kheerganga trek amidst the beautiful mountains is a delight. The Kheerganga Peak is abode to a temple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati from where the hot springs originate. The night trek has its own charm as it provides you with a beautiful sky. Nothing can get better than a trek where all you are surrounded by a cluster of stars and a huge abode of forests. This trek is truly a heavenly affair!

We did not see homes, only guest-houses, and restaurants, all prepared to receive people. Khir Ganga lends itself to see nature. We did that, alternating with thermal baths. Here we met the Rainbow. What is it about? A movement that was born at the end of the 1960s and takes as an object the meeting to camp and live in community. There is shared cooking, shared music and a little meditation. The idea is that everyone can learn what they want and teach what they know. It is done on certain dates, in certain places.

SAR PASS TREK

It is a haven for backpackers around the world and is perfect for beginners. This trek offers all kinds of terrain with forests, old villages, snow-capped mountains, and green fields. It is a five-day trek starting from Kasol. The days can be reduced as per your strength obviously. It has tons of budget-friendly places to crash as well as high-end accommodation. Get ready to get some unbelievable views of the Himalayas!

TOSH

Favorite amongst Israelis is the village of Tosh at the far end of Parvati Valley. The architecture of the households leaves no stone unturned in pleasing the eyes of the spectator. Locals of the village live in wooden houses with slate roofs earning their major source of income from cultivating hash and apples. This village again has an enthralling story to narrate. Because of hash, Tosh is becoming popular by backpackers and hippies and is now a hub of psychedelic parties. Initially narrow, this valley progressively opens up and provides a scenic beauty with every stroll. The beauty here is unreal!

MANIKARAN SAHIB

The next day, we left for Manikaran without knowing what we would meet. We only knew that the Israelites were not going (they are the local rules, we do not know the reasons). We arrived in Manikaran and understood why. It is the most Indian village in the valley, so to speak. Pilgrims from all over the country come to bathe in its thermal waters. Both Hindus and Sikhs. We had the feeling of returning to India deep after a long time.

A holy place located in the middle of a spectacular landscape and River Beas welcomes devotees throughout the year. The major reason why one should pay a visit here is the hot spring that originates from the peak which is believed to wash away the sins of someone who bathes in it. The delicious langar (free food offered at Sikh temples) that they serve is a cherry on the cake.

In Manikaran there were no amenities for tourists, nor continental food, nor many offers to stay. But it has mysticism. We feel very comfortable in these environments, although the food sometimes gives us the feeling that our mouths catch fire. From the mysticism of Manikaran, we go to the rural life of Pulga, only 14 km away. Pulga has given us some beautiful views of the valley, which will be in our retinas for a long time.

Head to these places if what you are seeking are peace and tranquility! Do not just travel, explore bizarre cultures and people.

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