Kasol is a small, quaint place by the edge on River Parvati. The calmly flowing river water will incite you, soothe you and there are fair chances of your falling in love with the place. While, a visit to Kasol alone can suffice for a satisfying holiday, there are many places to visit in Kasol that you can add to the itinerary making the trip enjoyable and memorable in the true sense.
A walk along the river
A walk along the Parvati River is something that you will definitely enjoy, once you do it. The feeling of sitting on a rock edge with feet dangling in the cold water below is something that will cherish for long. River rafting is also done in the river and you can seek permission for trout fishing too. What better than feasting on the freshly caught trout!
One of the first places to visit in Kasol should be a visit to Manikaran Sahib, a gurudwara 6 Km from Kasol. It will be amazing to watch rice being boiled in the hot water spring at the Gurudwara. Do not forget to feast on the langar at the gurudwara.
Visit Malana Village
When in the area, a visit to Malana, a small village which is known to have oldest democracy in world is highly recommended. This should be on your places to visit in Kasol list and as you reach the village after a brief trek, you will be amazed to find some unique rituals being in place.
You are not allowed to touch any house, person or temple in the village; else a hefty fine is imposed. It is said that the residents of the village are decedents of King Alexandra, hence the place is also known as ‘Little Greece of India’.
Trek to Kheer Ganga
On the places to visit in Kasol list, the trek to Kheer Ganga is something that you should definitely try.The nine Km trek which can be accomplished in 4 to 5 hours is not for the faint hearted and you should have good medical history to proceed on this trek. Once on the top,great view of the surroundings are guaranteed. If accompanied by a group of friends, you should ideally stay at the top, bathe in the hot water springs and rejuvenate yourself before heading back. This is one of the best trekking options in Kasol and must be a part of your travel plan.
Visit to villages of Tosh and Chhalal
Among places to visit in Kasol options, a small sojourn to Tosh and Chhalal village can also be planned.Both these villages have influence of Israeli cultureand you will easily find some local and Israeli cuisine here.
Kasol otherwise too also has a lot of Israeli influence and you will be surprised to know that a lot of Israelis have been living here since long.
Chhalal village is also the beginning point for Rashol trek and during peak tourist season, you will come across a large number of trekkers here.
Before you head over to explore Kullu and Manali region, it would be worthwhile to spend some time at Kasol and experience the magical essence of this small town. You are definitely going to love this unique experience!