Kasol is famous for its cafes. They serve exquisite food, hot beverages, and have a vibrant ambiance. Jim Morrison Cafe, Evergreen cafe, and Little Italy are amongst the famous cafes in Kasol. You can enjoy some lip-smacking Israeli food with amazing views of Parvati Valley.
Chalal is the laid back version of Kasol. There are spots in Chalal from where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. The distance from Kasol to Chalal is around 1.5 kms which can easily be covered by foot. A walk from Kasol to Chalal along the river Parvati and amidst the pine woods is enchanting.
Manikaran is just 3 km from Kasol. Take a local bus, or better yet walk your way up to Manikaran from Kasol. A walk is truly refreshing. You can take a dip into the hot water spring at the Gurdwara followed by a delicious and wholesome ‘Langar’.
Tosh is the last motorable village in Parvati valley.The total distance from Kasol to Tosh is 20 Kms. Take a local bus or cab from Kasol up to Barshaini. Tosh is then 3 Km up from Barshaini. You either walk the rest 3 km enjoying the view or travel by the road in your own car or a cab. From Tosh, you can even go for a trek to Kutla Village.
Kheerganga is probably the most famous place to visit in Kasol. It is an obvious choice for a trek in Parvati valley. It’s also a place of holy significance, mounted with surplus beauty. After a hike of 14Kms, you can enjoy a dip in natural hot water spring here. Take a bus from Kasol and get down at Barshaini which is the starting point of Kheerganga trek.
Grahan Village is also called the magic honey village. It is the base camp of Sar Pass trek. The trek from Kasol to Grahan leads you through forests, crossing rivers along the way and offers complete isolation. The beauty of this village is unmatched by any other village in Kullu.
Waichin Valley is the best alternative to Kheerganga. It’s a beautiful valley with minimalistic commercialization. The peace and calm of this valley will definitely make you stay an extra day here and trust me you’ll always want to come back.
Sometimes also referred to as magic valley, Rasol is a small village in Parvati valley which serves as the farming ground for the locals. They do hemp farming in these regions. It’s here you can talk to locals, know about their lives in the Himalayas. You will also get to know about the harsh and yet peaceful life of living in mountains even without the basic comfort of cities.
The distance from Kasol to Malana is about 20 Kms. Malana is a very unique village in Parvati Valley. Locals of this village do not consider themselves as a part of India or any other place. Apparently, they have the oldest democracy in the world. They consider themselves as the direct descendants of ‘Alexender the Great’. Its unique culture makes it an experience worthy of.
Pin-Parvati trek is one of the most beautiful and adventurous treks in Himachal. Although many treks around Kasol are easy, however, Pin-Parvati is an advanced level trek and it takes around 10-12 days to complete the entire trek.
Kasol is easily accessible by roads. Take an HRTC or HRTDC bus from Delhi going to Manali and get down at Bhuntar (60 Km before Manali). Take a local bus to Kasol from there or you can get a personal cab. If you are coming from Chandigarh, you can board a direct bus to Kasol or Manikaran.
Nearest Railway station to Kasol is Pathankot (150 Km). From here you have two ways to reach kasol. One is you come back to Chandigarh and take a bus from there to Bhuntar and so on to Kasol. Another way is to take a bus to Dharamshala and then a cab from there to Kasol.
Nearest Airport to Kasol is Kullu Airport (32 Km). Take a cab from there to kasol. From there, it will take about 1 hour to reach Kasol.