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Tucked in the Parvati Valley is a serene Himalayan Village called Kasol. Located along the bank of meandering river stream of Parvati, Kasol is a scenically blessed hamlet of Himachal Pradesh in North India. Surrounded with daunting hill dotted with lush alpine trees, Kasol has become one of the must visit destination in India for nature lovers. Perched at an altitude of 1720mt during the onset of winter season this quaint hamlet is covered beneath the white blanket of fresh snow making it an ideal honeymooning destination of India. The thick wooded forest enclosing Kasol is perfect for trekking and bird watching. Untouched by the modern society the tranquil ambiance and faultless beauty of Kasol has made it an abode for the vacationers who want to spend some quality time in the lap of pristine nature. The view of snow capped mountains looming over the emerald green forest enclosing Kasol has mesmerized and ensnared the minds of many travelers. Kasol is often referred as mini Israeli due to the large number of Israeli tourists.
Located at a distance of 50km from the main town of Kasol is Kullu a favored hill station of India. This serene hill station is situated along the banks of Beas River. The overwhelming landscapes, amazing hospitality of the inhabitants with different culture and ethnicity make Kullu a must visit destination while vacationing in Kasol. On a clear day visitors can catch the panoramic vista of snow clad mountain range. Dense forest enclosing Kullu is offering astounding trekking and hiking trails for the adventurers.
Meandering through the rugged terrain Parvati River is one of the major tourist attractions of Kasol. This river is fed by the mighty Mantali Glacier. The view of water cascading through the lush green forest is really mesmerizing. Apart from enjoying the serene ambiance and pictorial surrounding there is nothing much to do in Parvati River. The river bank of Parvati is perfect for enjoying the abundance of nature.
Manikaran is at an altitude of 1760mt is one of the famous places to visit in Kasol. It is a famous pilgrimage hub of Kasol. Located in an area full of pictorial landscape and natural hot springs Manikaran has become a must visit destination of Kasol. One of the prime pilgrimage centers of Manikaran is the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara. The hot spring enclosing Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is said to be sacred where devotees take a dip to wash away their sins.
Situated amidst the daunting hills of Deotibba and Chandrakhani is a serene hamlet called Malana. Isolated from the hassle of city life Malana Village with its offbeat location has become a must visit destination of Kasol. Often described as “the little Greece of India” Malana with its scenic gorge and astounding trekking routes has become an abode for the nature lovers and adventurers traveling in Kasol.
Often referred as the “mini Israel” Kasol is known for offering amazing trekking routes, the famous one being towards Kheer Ganga Peak. It is an easy 9km trek. At an altitude of 2960mt Kheer Ganga Peak is situated in the extreme end of Parvati Valley. During winter season the hill top of Kheer Ganga is covered beneath the thick blanket of snow whereas, in summer the whole valley in sprawled with the lush green meadows. Whether it is in winter or summer season there is always something new to experience during the Kheer Ganga Trek.
Surrounded by the dense forest of pine trees is Bhuntar Town a nature bound destination of Kasol. Bhuntar Town is located at a distance of 30km from Kasol. The road leading towards this serene town is considered the most pictorial route of Himachal Pradesh. Untarnished by the modernized society Bhuntar Town has become paradise for nature lover or for the travelers who want to find solitude amidst nature.
How to reach Kasol: Kasol being a high altitude destination is connected with major cities like Delhi and Mumbai by well connected state bus network. The distance between Delhi to Kasol is 517km. The closet railway station of Kasol is located in Joginder Nagar. The distance between Joginder Nagar and Kasol is 145km. If visitors want to travel to Kasol by plane they need to board a flight for Bhuntar airport (Kullu) and cover rest of the journey in a shared cab or hired taxi. The distance between Bhuntar Airport and Kasol is 31km.
Best time to visit Kasol: October to June is the best time to visit Kasol. Although Kasol is blessed with temperate weather March to May is the ideal time to go for trekking and camping in Kasol. During this season the valley enclosing Kasol is bursting with the vibrant colors of blooming flowers.