Travel Guide To Kasol

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Kasol

"Mini Israel Of India"

Kasol is like a little piece of Israel in India because it’s a favorite spot for Israeli tourists. This village is famous for growing cannabis and has amazing views of the Himalayan hills covered in lush plants. Backpackers and travelers from all over the world love visiting Kasol. There are so many Israelis here that people sometimes mistake it for a mini Israel, especially because of all the Hebrew signs. Kasol is in the Parvati Valley, next to the Parvati River, between Manikaran and Bhuntar, at a height of 1640 meters.

In Kasol, you can go trekking, shopping, and take walks along the Parvati River. It’s becoming a popular place for backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers. Kasol is known for its hiking trails, like the ones to Kheerganga, Yanker Pass, Sar Pass, and Pin Parbati Pass. If you want to experience the local culture, you can visit the village of Malana, just a short distance from Kasol. Malana is a small village where people live in isolation. It’s a beautiful place, often called ‘Little Greece’ because of its scenic views.

Facts about Kasol :

  • Kasol was originally a bus stop.
  • Kasol is largely populated by Israeli, so local food habit and culture has an Israeli touch.
  • The village is an open space by the banks of Parvati River.
  • The village serves as an entry point to Parvati Valley.
  • Kasol also serves as a base camp to the villages of Grahan and Rasol.
  • Kasol also serves as a base camp to the villages of Grahan and Rasol.
  • Kasol has only 1 ATM.

When should you go to Kasol? :

Well, the best time to visit is from October to June. During these months, the weather is nice and cool, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 22 degrees Celsius. So pack your bags and get ready for a fun trip to Kasol!

Places in and around Kasol:

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Tosh :

Tosh is a super chill village in Himachal Pradesh known for growing lots of cannabis plants. It's tucked away at the end of the Parvati Valley and is like a little slice of paradise. Unlike busy cities, Tosh is all about relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Visitors usually stay in guest houses or hotels and just kick back and have a good time. It's the perfect spot for a quiet vacation surrounded by nature.
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Kheerganga:

Have you heard of Kheerganga? It's a cool place in Himachal Pradesh named after the milky white Parvati river that flows through the valley. Legend has it that Lord Shiva meditated here for a super long time, making it a special spot. Kheerganga is a popular trekking destination, sitting at a height of 2950 meters above sea level. The trek takes you through some really pretty paths with amazing views. The best part is the hot water springs at Kheerganga, perfect for relaxing after a long hike. To start the trek, you'll need to head to Tosh in Barsheni. Just remember, the weather in Kheerganga can get super cold in the winter, with snow covering everything!
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Manikaran Sahib:

Manikaran Sahib is a cool place in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. It's near a river called Parvati and is about 4 km away from Kasol. One of the coolest things about Manikaran is the hot springs at the Gurudwara Sahib. You can chill out and take a bath in the warm water. There's also a big statue of Lord Shiva and some temples to check out. The best time to visit is in the summer when the weather is nice and warm. It's a rad spot to hang out and have a good time!
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Sar Pass Trek:

Hey guys! Have you heard about the Sar Pass Trek? It's a super cool adventure that starts in Kasol and takes you through 6 awesome villages - Grahan, Padri, Ratapani, Nagaru, Biskeri, and Bhandhak Thatch. Along the way, you'll walk through lush green forests and see some amazing waterfalls. The trees are really thick, and you might even spot some cool birds chirping away. This trek is perfect for beginners who want to try out different types of terrain. Whether you like forests, meadows, cute little villages, or snowy mountains, this trail has something for everyone. Get ready for an epic journey!
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Chalal Vilage:

Chalal Village is like a hidden gem up in the mountains, sitting at 5366 feet above sea level. It's a favorite spot for people who like to travel alone and just want to relax. The village is really cool because it has a lot of Israeli culture mixed in. If you're into adventure, this is the place for you! You can hike up to the village and see some amazing views along the way. The path to Chalal is easy to follow and once you get there, you'll see cute wooden houses. People in the village grow cannabis, raise cattle, and even throw parties sometimes. It's a pretty unique place to visit!
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Malana Village: A Place Full of Secrets to Discover.

This village is really old and untouched, nestled in the Parvati Valley. It's a quiet place, perfect for a relaxing vacation. The people here have their own special beliefs, especially in Shiva. They think they're better than everyone else. Their temple, Jamdani, is right in the middle of the village. You can look at it from outside, but you can't go in or touch it because they think outsiders are impure. The St John Church in The Wilderness in Dharamsala might not be as fancy as the churches in Goa or Karnataka, but it has a unique beauty that fits in perfectly with the stunning Dhauladhar mountains.
Location: Kasol India Population: 2000
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Must Know Before You Visit Kasol

  • Ensure etiquette while visiting monasteries, as photography and visitation are restricted in some areas.
  • If you’re trekking, carry your own water during the trek. You might not get the opportunity to refill your water stock on the way.

FAQs on Kasol

How much does a package cost for Dharamsala?

The packages for Dharamsala start at INR 9000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations.

What is famous about Dharamsala?

A great place for meditation and learning about Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Great view of Dhauladhar ranges. Pleasant weather all around the year.

Who should visit Dharamsala?

For religious people, people in search of meditation and peace. Also, for the avid trekkers as Dharamsala opens the way for a number of treks.

What is the best time to visit Dharamsala?

The best time to visit Dharamshala between mid-February to mid-July (spring and summer) when the weather is pleasant with a temperature ranging between 21-34 degree Celcius. Winters here are frigid with occasional snowfalls; however, it makes the valley look much more beautiful. Monsoons (late July - Early September) can be avoided as it might hamper your travel plans, but this place does not receive very heavy rainfall unlike other parts of Himachal and Uttarakhand.

What is the local food in Dharamsala?

One can find a lot of restaurants and cafes here which derve decent food. Being dominated by the Tibetan culture one will mostly find Tibetan cuisine being served. Do try the momos, thukpas and other Tibetan dishes. Another speciality of this place is honey ginger lemon tea which is a very refreshing drink. A lot of cafes also serve English breakfast with Pancakes, Omlettes and Sandwiches. One of the best establishments here are the Green Restaurant and the Herbal Tea Shop. There are a few pubs here as well which serve imported alcohol along with food with music in the background. Momos are a specialty here. Different types of momos locally called as Tingmo, Tibetan type samosa known to be Baklebs and a meal of soup and noodles Thukpas are most common.

What are the top hotels in Dharamsala?

There are 335 in Dharamsala which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Dharamsala are Hotel Royal Taj, Triund Camps Riverside Resort, Camp Indrunag, Delightful 1BHK Cottage in Dharamshala, Serene 1BHK Home in Dharamshala.

What are the things to do in Dharamsala?

The top things to do in Dharamsala are Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, St. John in the Wilderness Church, Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019, War Memorial, Gyuto Monastery.

What are the places near Dharamsala?

The top places near to Dharamsala are Mcleodganj which is 4 km from Dharamsala, Dalhousie which is located 47 km from Dharamsala, Khajjiar which is located 43 km from Dharamsala, Manali which is located 81 km from Dharamsala, Shimla which is located 147 km from Dharamsala

Is it ideal for trekking and paragliding in December in Dharamshala?

yes you can, weather can be challenging sometimes, however make up your mind to tolerate extreme cold during treks. Sometime its quite sunny in December month except for some rainy snowy days. If it snows don't go on any tek as it can be extremely dangerous. See a local guide before you go on any trek. Bring some good warm clothes with you. The wind is generally cold in winters, so ur glider will not take much lift.On sunny days the paragliding can be done but it will be a short flight. The best time for such activity is Mar to June and Sec to Oct months.
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