Offering a package of fun activities, the village of Kasol may just be the right place for you. Whether you are a solo traveller or with family/friends, activities that this hill village offers will suit each one that visits. The following information will take you through on what to do in Kasol:-
For the people seeking adventure, you can have a gala time camping at the Kheerganga top that gives spectacular views of shooting stars right in front of your eyes. It is said that Lord Shiva with his better half Parvati, meditated for 3000 years at the top of Kheerganga. A moderately difficult trek, Kheerganga trek, a 5-6 hour trek runs through beautiful waterfalls showcasing some of the best views of mother nature, hence making the trek to Kheerganga one of the most popular adventure activities to do in Kasol. If you are looking for shorter treks, check out the hike to Malana and Chalal village which are becoming common among tourists. It only takes about an hour or two to reach the villages starting from Kasol. While Malana is known for its famous M-Cream, Chalal is popular for its rave parties and music festivals often hosted by Israelis and locals.
If adventure is not your thing, then you should simply enjoy the natural beauty of the village. Sit beside the Parvati river and explore yourself in that peace. While there are a number of things to do in Kasol, people usually come here to relax in the serenity of this village.Shopping should be a typical experience in this hippie backpacking destination. Junkie clothings like Alaadeen pants, long length shirts and accessories like potter glasses, peace sign lockets and bracelets made of Rudraksh beads will be found very commonly in the Kasol markets. Also, every utility of a stoner from drum tobacco, rolling papers and crushing pouches to chillums, bongs and pipes, you name it, and you’ll get it here. Moreover, one of the must things to do at Kasol includes food exploration. You should surely check out the cafes in the Kasol market. Food in Kasol is largely influenced by its inhabitants in which Israelis comprise of a large chunk. You will get all best selling dishes from Israeli cuisine like Falafel and Tabbouleh. Also, cafes in this place serve some of the best pizzas and many continental dishes you’ll have anywhere.You can also take a dip in holy water of the hot springs at Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib. It is said to heal many skin and respiratory ailments. There are hot springs at Kheerganga also which are only available to male tourists.Looking for some fun activities in Kasol, interact with the locals and get all that you need. A very offbeat thing to do in Kasol is to smoke chillum with the locals. Also, most cafes in Kasol are set up with a concept of engaging their customers in a number of activities. Pool tables, Jenga and many board games are offered for recreation. You can also set up a bonfire at many places in and around the village.Leaving the village without taking part in a few activities are or missing the things to do in Kasol will surely be an incomplete trip.