"The Leisure Valley"

A Village in Himachal Pradesh, India
2012 meters

Interest Measure for Kasol

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 4 days

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How is the weather at Kasol


Height(Altitude) of Kasol from sea level:  6602 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  32.0100290°N, 77.3141370°E
Ecosystem:  Mountain , Valley , River  

Food, Culture and Language at Kasol

Food Availability:  Indian, Israeli, North Indian Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Kasol?

Kasol, A unique paradise on earth. It’s like an isle in the middle of mighty mountains, where the mingling of local and alien cultures, has given birth to a new era of living offering a treat for the mind and the soul. Ideal for a vacation if you want to chill and relax in the lap of nature.

There are abundant trekking and short hiking options available that take you to amazingly beautiful offbeat villages. Not all of them provide luxury stay and world class cuisine restaurants, but you’ll be surprised with the warm hospitality of the villagers. It's a place almost overrun with reggae bars, bakeries and cheap guesthouses catering to a largely hippie/Israeli crowd.
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12 Places to visit and Things to do in Kasol

Kheerganga Trek at Kasol

Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga lies at the extreme end of Parvati valley and the last inhabited village while trekking to pin valley via Pin-Parvati pass. It remains snow-covered during winters and only gets temporary settlement during summers which make is a perfect hide-out for those who want to smoke weed, hash etc. For Kheerganga, one has to go by motorable road up to a place called Barshaini and from there to Kheerganga on foot. The trek to the top of the hill, following the rugged terrains. Kheer Ganga is one of the most refreshing treks that you can go on anywhere. We recommend you to hire a guide for the trek. As the trek can be little more adventures for some travelers​.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 12 hours
Tosh Village at Kasol

Tosh Village

Tosh Village is an unexplored and completely offbeat place. Situated on a hilltop, its great village to "Chill out". The silent and peaceful village around the mountains is a wonderful encounter to have. A village that may lack big shopping complexes but definitely not missing the feeling of warmness​. The variety of food makes the stay awesome, Israeli cuisines, Pizzas, and delicious desserts are must try out things here. The Hilltop cafe on the top offers all these delicacies and a lot more to look out for.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 5 hours
Malana Village at Kasol

Malana Village

Hidden in the Northeast Kullu range, Malana is completely isolated from the monotony of the city life culture. The remote village is mainly known for its charas & hashish and has over the time drawn hashish lovers not only from Indian but, from the rest of the world as well. Enclosed by the mysterious peaks of Chandrakhani and Deo Tibba, this village is located in Malana Nala, a side valley of Parvati Valley. This village is considered as one of the most ancient civilizations and till date. Total Isolation from the outside world makes it a perfect trek for anybody who loves to explore in the lap of nature.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 7 hours
Trek To Kutla Village at Kasol

Trek To Kutla Village

Kutla is yet another small little village near Tosh, It will be a 3-4 km trek from your guest house in Tosh village, it’s an uphill trek amongst pine trees, waterfalls, and cliffs with snow covered mountains in the background. On your walk towards the village , you will see apple orchards in the valley and clear blue sky with clouds like white cotton candy throughout the day.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3.5 hours
Walk by the Parvati River at Kasol

Walk by the Parvati River

#Sight Seeing
There is nothing like a peaceful stroll down along frothing Parvati River on one side and looming pine trees on the other. The pure white sand and smooth boulders separate the lush green grass from the tumbling green-blue water of the river. Every bend in the river opens up to an exciting vista of pine trees, cliffs, and waterfalls. All this is framed with snow capped peaks piercing the clear blue sky at the horizon. A great site to take those pictures you could show off on your wall. For a supremely pleasant leisure afternoon stretch out on one of the smooth boulders beside the river with your feet in the cold water. It could be an eternity in an hour or an hour stretching into a lifetime.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Manikaran at Kasol


It lies deftly on the banks of Parvati River, Manikaran Sahib is a huge Gurudwara tucked between imposing hills and a fierce Beas. The high point of the Manikaran Sahib is the hot spring located within the premises of the Gurdwara. The devout takes a dip here to wash out their sins and illnesses away as the spring water is believed to have healing properties. The ‘Langar’ i.e is food served is delicious, wholesome and of course free.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2.5 hours

7 Things to eat in Kasol

Shakshouka at Kasol


#Life’s Good with a Shakshouka
Shakshouka‎ is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin. If you have not tried the cuisine, this is the place to start. Go one dish at a time, and keep repeating the ones you like.
Lafa at Kasol


#The middle East Roll
Rolled flat bread, is popular israli street food. It is stuffed with humus, falafel or meat, potato fries and some vegetables. The wrap slightly chewy, doesn't tear easily. It does have little smoky flavour that enhance the taste of your dinner.
Hummus at Kasol


#Levantine and Egyptian Food
Hummus is a food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Clearly the most popular cafe in Kasol, Evergreen serves the best of Hummus, Tahina, Falafel and Grilled Mashed Eggplant, the menu here is huge. The outdoor garden seating, facing the Parvati valley is extremely popular with their customers.

4 Souvenirs to buy from Kasol for your memories

Himachali handicrafts at Kasol at Kasol

Himachali handicrafts at Kasol

Himachal Pradesh has many tribes, and Kasol being surrounded by many small villages. There are many tribes, who sell their beautiful handicrafts at Kasol flea market. They includes jewellery, bands, carry bags and scarfs. do negotiate to get the best deal.
Bob Marley T-shirt at Kasol

Bob Marley T-shirt

#Rasta Smoke T-shirts
Something really worth buying from Kasol. Bob marley t-shirts with really cool designs and colours is among the best take aways to keep the memories alive.
Dream catcher at Kasol at Kasol

Dream catcher at Kasol

The most beautiful souvenir you can take away from Kasol. It is said that having these in your bedroom makes your dream and wishes come true. Though on one certify it, still they could add the beauty to your bedroom and home.

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About Kasol

A picturesque village in Kullu, stretched along river Parvati – has seen a sudden surge in the past five years.  

It’s on everybody’s checklist and the place hasn’t disappointed any of those who planned a Kasol trip based on feedback from friends; family and serious travel bloggers. 

Number of Backpackers and explorers are increasingly rapidly in India, Kasol is ideal fit for those peace seekers. Silence and enchanting beauty are the key highlights of the Parvati valley. The Parvati river flowing through the turns around the hills covered with lush green Pine and Oak trees. The crisp mountain air, coupled with the delicious Israeli food, with the smell of burning herbs coursing through the otherwise unpolluted air, make it a perfect spot called as- 'The Leisure Valley'. 

Apart from natural beauty this places is a delight for trekkers and campers as well, tough trails to Kheerganga and majestic landscapes at Tosh, adds the adventure flavour to this destination as well. This serene little place is just 42 km away from the Bhuntar Airport offering a treat for the mind and the soul. It is on the way as you tread towards Manikaran, a holy place for Sikhs best known for its hot water springs. There are abundant treks and mini hikes that take you to tremendously beautiful villages.

Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016