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Tosh Village

Yet another village destination in Kasol, Tosh is a green treat to the tourists that visit the place. The best way to get to this village is by trekking up the hill and witnessing the unreal amaze of this small township in Kasol. Mesmerising hilltop view and refreshing trekking experience will keep you close to delight the entire day.

There are a number of cafes you can visit in this place, while you are discovering other places to visit in Kasol. The more so European experience is definitely on your way if you are looking forward to tick off Tosh village. 
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Kheer Ganga Peak

Amidst all the beauty of landscapes, there lies another destination that will promise you similar experience. Kheer Ganga is one of the easiest treks and also considered as the most joyous one. It is about nine kilometres long and passes through easy trails that lead to uphill. 

On reaching the top, to one’s surprise and delight; you can relax and rejuvenate in the hot water spring that originates at the top of the hill. A trekking like this cannot be ticked off elsewhere! You can also plan to stay on top of the hill for a night or so; the nearby hamlets offer several accommodation options.

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Parvati River

Flowing through the Parvati valley, River Parvati is one of the major attractions in Kasol. Beautiful landscapes of the valley and charming river side, makes this place better than the regular. Visit to River Parvati is the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience in Kasol. 

The place is suitable for sightseeing and a few fun activities with your group. It does not offer any major adventure activity and hence is a great place to visit in Kasol to just lay back, relax and enjoy the calm of nature.  

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Manikaran Sahib

Built in between the two roaring rivers, Beas and Parvati; Manikaran Sahib is a gurudwara that welcomes hundreds of Hindu and Sikh devotees throughout the year. At the peak of Manikaran Sahib originates a hot spring that flows through the temple premises. Several devotees take a dip in this holy water and believe that it washes away their sins. 

The wonderful view of the valley and enchanting charm of the gurudwara is an ultimate reason to pay a visit there. The pilgrim value of the place as made Manikaran Sahib one of the best place to visit in Kasol. The temple is situated within the proximity of the city and hence attracts larger number of tourists towards it.  

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What You Should Know More About Kasol

  • Travel tips

    • Kasol is a cold and a small town in Himachal Pradesh.

    • Carry warm clothes and shoes to protect yourself from the chilling weather.

    • Also wear shoes that have a spiked and rugged heal so you can walk comfortably in the hilly region and enjoy your treks.

    • Bring along with you backpacks filled with energy bars, energy drinks, and travel medicine kit in case of emergencies.

    • This place is also called India’s drug capital as getting high is one of the things people come here for.

    • You can avoid groups and people who look dubious.

    • Malana is a place that is visited by people who love the Bob Marley culture.

    • You get to live in the wooden houses when you visit these tourist places.

    • If you want to attend parties, you can do so at your own risk.

    • Do not buy or possess any kind of recreational drugs as this is sternly dealt by laws.

    • Avoid physical contact of any kind when shopping or trekking in Malana.

    • Tourists are not allowed in the temples of Malana and are considered untouchables.

    • Malana is a village that follows many taboo laws.

  • Drinking Laws

    Alcohol and hookah is free flowing in Kasol. However, you are not allowed to get drinks or take cartons of drinks along with you outside of Kasol.


  • What you will like there?

    Outdoor and adventurous activities
    Tourists from all over the world visit Kasol to get a taste of its scenic beauty, its hippie culture and unique history. Most of the houses are made in lumber and wood. The architecture of the villages near Kasol is unique. In Malana, every storey of the building has a name. This is one of the most quintessential places in Himachal Pradesh. You might not find a lot of resorts in this hilly area. 

    Shopping, indoor games, and food
    You can shop for clothes, jewelry, and artifacts that depict the trance and the hippie culture of this area. You can as well style yourself in vibrant clothes this place has to offer. Food is one of the highlights of Kasol. All the cafes and restaurants serve delish food that has exotic taste of Israel and Indian platter.

    Photo blogging
    You can start a travelogue and a Photo journal beginning at this place. The villagers do not mind being photographed and there are no restrictions to taking photographs in and around areas of Kasol. You can capture the vibrant culture at every stage.

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  • When is the best time to visit Kasol?

    For those of you who are planning to visit Kasol the best time to visit this place is during the month of October to June. You can explore the vivid wilderness of this region during the month of wilderness from March to May. During this time the weather is very pleasant and the temperature varies from 15 - 22 degrees Celsius.

  • How can I reach Kasol from Delhi?

    • By Road

    Kasol is very well connected by road to the rest of India. There are regular bus servicesavailable you can easily get a bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Kasol which will take around 14 hours.

     

    • By Air

    There There is no direct flight connectivity to Kasol.  Bhuntar airport near Kullu is the nearest airport that connects Kasol with the rest of India. It is located at a distance of 31 km from Kasol and from there you can take a taxi. You can also or you can fly to Gaggal Airport in Dharamsala and from there take the local bus to reach Kasol.

     

    • By Train:

    If you are planning to travel by train then take a train from Delhi to Bhunter. Get down at the Bhunter railway station and from there take a local bus ride or hire a taxi to Kasol. All the roads are well connected to Kasol so you can easily get a ride from the station.

  • How far is Kasol from Manali? How to reach Kasol from Manali?

    Kasol is located at a distance of 75.2 km from Manali. Kasol is well connected to the rest of India only by well-connected roadways. You can easily take a bus which will take around 2 hours to reach Kasol. Bus fare from Manali to Kasolmay be around Rs.26.

  • How far is Malana village from Kasol?

    Malana Village is located at a distance of 21.5 km via Manikaran Rd and Malana Valley Rd/Malana Village Rd. If you are travelling by car then you will have to park your vehicle on the road and then trek down from the Malana main road to trek towards Malana village.

  • How far is Tosh Valley from Kasol? What all things can be done there?

    Tosh Valley is situated at a height of 7,874ft and is located at a distance of 20.1 km from Kasol. Some of the things to do in Tosh Valley are:

     

    • Visit Manikaran Sahib
    • Trek to Kheer Ganga
    • Visit the Fairy Forest
    • Visit the Malana village
    • Spend some time by the Parvati River

  • Which are the best places to visit in Kasol?

    Kasol is a quaint little village which attracts a lot of tourist around the world. Some of the best places to visit in Kasol are:

     

    Tosh valley:This little town tucked in the Himachal offers on-going trekkers truly peaceful scenes and calming scenes. The architecture of wooden houses, with straightforward plans and splendid hues likewise add a considerable measure to the excellence of this unblemished Himalayan town.

     

    Malana Village:Shadowed by the glorious pinnacles of Chandrakhani and Deotibba, Malana is a little village in Himachal that has self-isolated from whatever from rest of the world.  This peaceful area is a visual treat to eyes of the voyagers and a mind mitigating spot to visit in Kasol.

     

    Pin Parvati Pass: This is another beautiful trek which you should explore while you are in kasol. The Pin Parvati Pass trek takes you through a portion of the most elevated pinnacles, getting acclimatized to the environs also become a major requirement for successful completion of the trek.

     

    ManikaranGurudwara: This is another of the best places which you can explore in Kasol. Found scarcely 15 minutes from Kasol, ManikaranGurudwara lies deftly on the banks of Parvati River. It fills in as a noteworthy explorer community for Hindus and Sikhs.

     

    Visit the Naggar Village:Naggar town is one of the lesser known or virgin towns that encompass Kasol. This village is home for a couple of temples, military structures, exhibition halls and gallery making it one among the best Kasol spots to visit. One can tick them all off and make a beeline for investigate the rustic perfection of this town.

     

    Explore the Pulga Village:Pulga is best known for the temple or gurudwara in Parvati valley. The peaceful habitat has surprisingly large number of foreigners visiting the place throughout the year. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region with its peaceful surrounding.

  • What all things can be done in Kasol?

    While you are at this wonderful destination you might be thinking where which are the best things to start with. Some of the best things to do in Kasol are:

     

    Head out for a camping in the wilderness: Kasol has captivated a great many voyagers till date and it is the unrivaled center point of peacefulness, bona fide customs and social upgrades. Indulge in the savoring trekking expedition to Malana Valley and camp there for the night. Some of the other places for camping in Kasol are: Parvati Woods Camps, Kasol Camps etc.

     

    Go out for Hippie shopping:  The flea market in Kasol is said to have some of the best hippie clothing. T shirts to chillums, mixing bongs and a lot of hiking gear you will find everything here. This flea marlet has it all. All you need to do is just bargain a bit and you will have you desired wear.

     

    Visit Moon Dance Café:A standout amongst the most attractive bistros for voyagers but then another energizing thing to do in Kasol, the Moon dance cafe has an astonishing perspective of the mountains and valleys outside, making for an ideal place for discussions and some astounding photographs of the scene. There are large groups of mouth watering delicacies that you can appreciate here for prices that will make your wallet smile if it could.

     

    Head out for a trek to Kheerganga: Trekking in Kasol is also one of the exciting things to do. Kheer Ganga lies towards the extraordinary end of Parvati valley, and for the most piece of the year, this place will be shrouded in snow and this place will be covered in snow and sparsely covered in other months, still making for a slippery cover and trail for anyone walking or trekking here.

     

    Explore the Tosh Valley: This little town is situated on a hillside above the waterway and a waterfall. It is perfect to attempt long strolls to discover the pretty delights of its mountain scenery. Tosh is more European than Israeli and with a consistent whiff of cannabis in its air. Trekking tough through the forest is a shorter course to achieve Tosh. Taxis are likewise accessible to take you there for a negligible charge of 200 Rupees.

     

    Do some sightseeing at Malana:A 5-6 hours of trekking from Kasol will take you to this curious and excellent town and influence you to go gaga for everything without exception that it is known for, from its landscapes to the people, although reviews have suggested you shouldn’t get too comfortable there, it is still a wonderful place to visit on your way from Kasol.

     

    Try the Israeli Cuisine: From the curious bistros to amazing street food, Kasol offers you a brilliant opportunity to eat on amazing food and have an extraordinary discussion about the climate. Visit the 'TurquioseKasol' and 'The Evergreen' for astounding food that will have you frail in the knees. Appreciate pastries like 'Hi to the ruler' and 'Hi to the lord' while you are at the Evergreen eatery and bistro.

  • What are the best resorts to stay in Kasol?

    While you are travelling to this one of a kind amazing location you would definitely like to make your stay and enjoyable one. With a number of resorts and hotels Kasol attracts a lot of cutomers around the world. Some of the best resorts in Kasol are:

    • The Hosteller Kasol
    • Panchali Holiday Homes
    • Hotel Sandhya
    • ParvatiKuteer
    • Hotel Devlok International
    • The Himalayan Village
    • Hotel Sun 'N' Wind
    • Hotel Royal Palace Manikaran

  • Is it safe for a solo female to travel in Kasol?

    Yes, it is safe for solo female travelers to travel in Kasol. During your trip you will find many girl travelers travelling alone. But do keep in mind that you don’t stay put late at the markets at night.

  • What all things I should carry for Kasol trip?

    If you are planning to travel to Kasol this time there are few essential things which you need to carry with your to make you vacation an amazing and thrilling one. Some of the essential things that you should carry for you Kasol trip are:

    • A backpack rain cover
    • Sleeping bag
    • Mobile
    • Mobile Charger
    • Woolen clothes
    • Trekking Shoes
    • Travel Map
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Rain Sheet
    • Comfortable Footwear
    • Hiking Shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Soap
    • Snacks

  • Is smoking and drinking legal in Kasol?

    Although smoking and drinking is not allowed in public areas. But Kasol is known for the famous Malana Cream. So you can hit the pub for drinking or smoking and you should be at least 21 years old.

  • What kind of clothing is suitable for Kasol?

    While in Kasol the weather will be a bit cold so it is always advisable to carry some warm clothes like

    • Jacket
    • Pullover
    • T-shirts
    • 2 pair of jeans
    • Track pants
    • Trekking Shoes

  • What is some other must visit destinations around Kasol?

    After exploring the places in Kasol you would certainly want to know where to visit next. If you are one of those who are looking for some other option nearby Kasol then this might definitely help you. Some of the nearby must visit destinations around Kasol are:

    • Narkanda
    • Kullu
    • Manali
    • Kunzum pass
    • Rohtang pass
    • Mandi
    • Malana
    • Parvati valley
    • Tosh Valley
    • Bhuntar Town

  • Why Malana Village is famous? What is the difficulty level of Malana Village trek?

    Placed at the Northeast of Kullu, Malanais an ancient village. Laying at an altitude of 9,938 feet above sea level this village is famous as village of Toboos.  Malana is famous for 'Malana cream' which is Cannabisand has high oil content and an intensely fragrant aroma. The difficulty level of this trek is from moderate to difficult. The best time to do this trek is during the month of April - June, October -November.

  • Can I do trekking at Tosh Valley? How much it will cost me?

    Yes, you can definitely head out for a trek at Tosh Valley. Tosh is situated at a height of 7,874ft and leads to the beautiful Pin Parvati Pass. Tosh Valley will take you through gorgeous meadows and streams leaving you breathless.The average temperature here ranges between 2°C and 7°C and dips below the freezing point in winters. The approximate cost for your trek starts from Rs 2200 per person.

  • What are some do’s and don’ts in Kasol?

    While you are visiting a new destination there are few things that you need to keep in mind. Kasol is a quaint little town away from the hustle and bustle of daily city life. The way of living of the people may be a bit different from what we follow usually. So here are a few do’s and don’ts in Kasol which you need to follow. 

    Some of the do’s and don’ts in Kasol are:

     

    Do's

     

    • Explore new varieties of pahadi cuisine.
    • Learn about the local culture.

     

    • Visit the local markets.
    • Meet the local people.
    • Head out for a meditation
    • Make new friends.
    • Always ask permission before clicking pictures.

     

    Don'ts -

     

    • Don't wander around after 12 AM till 6 AM as the woods and the forest get dangerous.
    • Don’t meet too many random person and ask aboutstuffs
    • Don't buy too much of stuff or you might get a seize bounty on you.
    • If you spot some international tourists, be friendly but don't get caught in raves.
    • Carry your medicines along with you and take your meds on time as you are on a different altitude.
    • Don't keep all valuables in one place. Rather don't carry too much flashy items or accessories. One camera one phone would be enough or just a phone that works
    • Don't do on the spot room bookings at night. Prices triple up. If possible pre book.

  • What are some famous music festivals happen in Kasol?

    Kasol is known as a Psychedelic Party Village. There are a lot of music festivals which are held here and draw in a lot of crowd around the world. Each of this music festivals are unique and have their own essence. So while you are at this destination you definitely need to know about the music festivals happening here. Some of the famous music festivals which are held in Kasol are:

     

    • Himalayan Music Festival
    • Indrasan Festival
    • Parvati Peaking
    • Hill Top Festival
    • Shiva Squad
    • Arudra Festival

Traveller Tales from Kasol

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Meenakshi Sethy

03 July 2017

"Trek to Malana Magic Valley was a beautiful experience.Though if you are taking a weekend trip,a trek from Kasol to the valley and back to Kasol camps is not humanely possible unless you are booking a car which will cover most of the distance and you need to trek only 3 km. You can stay overnight in the camps in the Malana valley and start next day fresh in the morning for your travel to Manikaran . If there is not much traffic while returning you can take your bus back to Delhi the same day from Bunthar"

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Anjali Trivedi

24 March 2016

Kasol is a small and a very beautiful place. Camping in villages is a lot of fun. It is something that I have never experienced until now. We had a really great time in there. The camp was just about perfect and we had loads of fun. Also, camping with random fellow campers was something that I have never done before and I am so glad to that I had some great set of fellow campers. The camping was inexpensive, and it was totally worth the time and money spent. We had a really great time with lot of fun activities. The climate over this area is pretty cold, but with well equipped winter wear, this camping can be totally enjoyed without much hassles. I am so recommending this.

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Himadri Chaturvedi

27 November 2015

The trekking to the Tosh Valley is just wow. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place. My wife and I decided to do something beautiful and fun with our first trip together, and we went of this trek-tour. It was fun, while we should say that we were exhausted with the loads of climbing, hiking, trekking, and stuff, this definitetly was a great experience. I so loved this and I wish that I would take more such treks in my life.

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Pratibha Ranjan

07 May 2015

I’m glad I bought DSLR at correct time. Beautiful place luckily captured every moment. This was my first trek in Himalayas and I really enjoyed it. We trekked lot of different peaks I can't remember the names which our guide told us. It was perfect place for me take some of the amazing pictures of nature. I made lot of new friends on this trek and hope to see them soon.

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Kaiya Gupta

14 April 2015

The main trek started on the third day, but still the beginning two days were very exciting for us. The guides and instructors made us aware of the upcoming challenges on the way beforehand itself. They even prepared us to face and overcome those challenges. There were great views all around and we really had lots of fun and adventure during the entire trek.

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Kamalesh Chopra

24 November 2015

Tosh is the place we would like to visit again and again. To see the double rainbow on waterfall was such a inexplicable feeling. I had never seen that beauty of nature before ever. It was such a wonderful feeling. The experience was out of world.

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Akshita Jain

09 April 2015

Tosh Valley trek is a way to discover the natural beauty and scenery of the Himalayas. Trekking in Himachal Pradesh always has a unique feel and this trek also fulfils that. Kudos team Thrillophilia for arranging this trek on such a short notice.

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Ishu Kasliwal

07 May 2015

The whole place reminded me of those beautiful scenery pictures we use to get in calendars. Amazing, every new corner had unseen beauties worth clicking.

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Udit Shah

11 December 2015

I and my friends went to tosh in last december. The weather was so much chilled but still we had so much fun there. The food was fantastic and the views was excellent. It was a peaceful place where you might be not only enjoy nature but also you would fall in love with the nature. The mountains were capped with the snows which offered a enchanting scenery.

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