5 Places To Visit In Kasol And Around It

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1)Introduction

 Kasol is a pleasant and beautiful village in Himachal    on the banks of the Parvati River. Commonly known as the ‘Amsterdam of India’, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is fast becoming a popular hub for hikers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Located 23 km from Buntar and bordering the religious city of Manikaran, Kasol is one of the best places in the country to sit and relax amidst panoramas of snow-capped mountains, pine trees, and roaring rivers. 

2)Kheerganga peak.

Looking for other avenues of soul fulfillment and well-being? If yes, Kielganga is your perfect travel destination. The adrenaline-filled Kheerganga trek will enchant you with nature’s wondrous bounty and awaken your spirit with adventurous offerings. The hike follows the curves of the picturesque Parvati Valley. It is one of his must-do treks that will take you through the mesmerizing landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. The trekking route with gentle gradients offers a real adventure, unlike the usual Himalayan trekking. Enter various terrains. A narrow path that runs between fields and suddenly leads to thickets of oaks and pine trees. As you travel through this alpine flora, the chirping of birds and the call of jungle birds echo throughout the region.

Then there are rocky paths, wide meadows, and a tricky climb along the bubbling Parvati River to reach the abode of Lord Shiva. Crossing the roaring Parvati River and the bubbly Nullah is an amazing experience. Maneuver quickly over logs to avoid falling into the surging water below.

The beautiful trekking route is dotted with many dhabas that serve exquisite cuisine. There is never a shortage of water, as waterfalls gushing throughout the route serve as excellent springs.

In short, the short, breezy trail from Keelganga has all the hallmarks of an exhilarating rendezvous in the mountains.

3)Tosh village 

Tosh is nestled at 2400 meters above sea level in the Parvai Valley near Kasolhimachal Pradesh. Tosh is known for its snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, waterfalls, and stunning landscapes.

The total walking distance from Tosh to Barshaini is 3 km. Barshaini is the starting point for a trip to Tosh in Himachal Pradesh. Tosh village is located 20 km from Kasol and 3 km from Barshaini. You can start the trip from Tosh village from Kasol if you want to make a long trip. If you like short hikes, you should start the hike from Barshaini to Tosh. 

Tosh village is famous mainly because of its hippy culture. You can have the best Tosh experience from April to October.

4)Kalga Village

Kalga or Kalgha is a small village in Himachal Pradesh located at an elevation of 8,200 feet on a wooded hill near Kasol in the Parvati Valley. Offering 360-degree views of the entire valley, it is the ideal destination to visit before or after the Kheerganga Trek. The Kalga natives mainly rely on apple farming and livestock for a living. However, some residents also run homestays and cafes on the premises of their old wooden houses to make a living. The houses in the village all have stone fences to prevent animals from roaming. The villagers use the basement of the house to keep their animals and fuel while the upper floor is used as a residence. Beautiful apple orchards, verdant fields, forests, open grasslands, and even birds like a Himalayan warbler and yellow-billed magpie make Kalga a piece of paradise.

5) Pulga Village

Pulga, located in Himachal Pradesh at an average elevation of 9498 feet above sea level, this small village in the Parvati Valley has a stunning landscape with high mountains, jungle, tea plantations, and wooden houses that would make up a magical atmosphere for you. Pulga, commonly known as the Fairy Forest, is quite isolated from the rest of the state and still untouched by modern facilities, making it an ideal setting to spend some quality time trying to reconnect in solitude.

Waking up to the beautiful views of Pulga, you can walk through green forests with towering pines and enjoy the music of nature. It will be one of your freshest memories and you won’t even realize how fast time flies. Pulga is also popular for hiking and climbing and offers a variety of trails for hikers. So if you are an adventure lover then this is the place for you. In addition, you can also find some waterfalls in Pulga. You can also visit Lord Narayana temple located in the center of Pulga village.

6) Manikaran 

Gurudwara is the highlight of Manikaran and is located in the Parvati Valley on the banks of the Parvati River. It is an important pilgrimage site for both Sikhs and Hindus who come to the region. The region’s religious ceremonies, hot springs, natural steam baths, and beautiful surroundings attract travelers from far and wide.

Manika ran Shiva temple is a highly revered temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and attracts many tourists and pilgrims throughout the year. Although slightly damaged by the 1905 earthquake, it still retains its ornate architecture and inviting charm. It serves as the residence of the Kuru gods who regularly visit this temple. Another attractive aspect of this temple is the hot springs, where pilgrims and tourists like to cook rice and legumes in muslin bags. This is one of his most unusual activities in Manikaran.