Cozily nestled in the Parvati valley, Kasol is defined by its scenic beauty and its pleasant environment. There are a number of tourist places in Kasol ranging from hilltops to places of worship, this village has a lot to offer. Whether you are looking for adventure or a calm place with amazing views, you’ll surely be pleased with the tourist attractions in Kasol. It takes about three hours via bus and two hours via car or bike to travel from Kasol to Kullu distance of 40 km. There are plenty of places to stay in Kasol ranging from riverside camps to luxury hotels. The summer season, from March through June, is the best season to visit Kasol. Chalal, Malana, Manikaran, Tosh, and Kheerganga are the top places to visit in Kasol. Here is a list of some of the best places to visit in Kasol:
(1). Malana Village: An ancient village with a river flowing by, Malana is a village that can be reached by trekking up from Jari which takes about 1-2 hours. This place has its own democracy and the traditions make Malanis separate from the rest of the world. It is said that these people are the descendants of the Greek Lord, Alexander the great and his troops. Malana is also known to serve the best cream in the world, the ‘M-Cream’.
(2). Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib: The heart attraction in Kasol, Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib is one of the most unavoidable places when on a tour to Kasol. You can take a dip in the holy water of hot springs in the Gurudwara which is said to heal numerous ailments. Also, Manikaran Sahib is mostly visited by people while heading back to their homes to pay a worship and enlighten themselves before hitting their daily routines.
(3). Tosh Village: A small village near Kasol and Barshaini, Tosh is a place for the people who prefer less crowded places, unlike Kasol. It is another village like Malana which produce hand-rubbed hash, locally referred to as ‘Tosh balls’ here. The smell in the air is unique and everything in Tosh village is very peaceful and happening.
(4). Kheerganga Peak: A trek to Kheerganga is on almost everyone’s itinerary for Kasol. A moderately difficult 5-6 hour trek will end up giving you stunning views of shooting stars and the peaks. People love to stargaze at Kheerganga with these small lights right above them. Moreover, Kheerganga has hot springs to relax in after the long and tiring trek people do. The trek is beautiful with waterfalls and mesmerizing views of river Parvati.
(5). Chhalal Village: Chhalal is another village nearby Kasol. Chalal is the hub of Israelis who come to the hills and reside here for months after serving their compulsory military service in their country. This village hosts a number of raves and music festivals happening mainly in the summer months of May and June. And for the shopaholics, you must check out the markets of the village which offers everything that a backpacker needs. You will find fancy accessories such as bracelets, pendants, lockets, Rastafarian headbands, sling bags and clothings for both men and women. The Himalayan Poncho is a favourite among many shoppers in these markets. A ‘Himalayan poncho’ is similar to a woolen jacket but with a touch of the Himalayas.
In addition, there are many more Kasol tourist places that one should give a visit including Bhuntar town, Naggar village, Katagla, Kalga, Pulga and Tulga to name a few nearby beautiful villages. Places to see in Kasol are not just limited to these serene villages. One must also go to the temples and shrines at the village. Raghunath Mandir and Naina Bhagwati Mandir are some of the temples tourists do pay a visit. The riverside camps and trails are some of the most beautiful places to visit in Kasol.Make sure you have ample time to cover all the places while planning sightseeing in Kasol. You should also list down the things to see in Kasol that you will like the huge number of attractions the village offers and prepare your itinerary accordingly.