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Written by Rajoo on July 29, 2020 Share on

Things to Do in Kasol – The mini Israel of India that just can’t be missed

Kasol is one of the amazing hill stations in District Kullu. It is about 26 kilometres from Kullu, on the way to the pilgrim town of Manikaran. It is a wonder to unfold, mystifying the impulses of life and the sense that makes you live. Kasol is a village and a popular destination in Himachal mothered by the Parvati valley. It is known for its thrilling treks, flavoursome food, roaring river and heartfelt humanity. There are many things to do in Kasol from embracing the thrill of trekking to making lifetime memories – that come together in this an abode of happiness. Kasol is also known as mini Israel due to a high percentage of Israeli tourists. Kasol is the Himalayan hotspot for backpackers and a base for treks to Malana and Kheerganga.

 

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Here are the Best Things to Do in Kasol

  1. Trek to KheerGanga
  2. Walk along the Parvati River
  3. Head Out to Tosh
  4. Visit Manikaran Sahib
  5. Hot Spring at Manikaran
  6. Binge on Israeli Cuisine
  7. Shopping
  8. Try Rice Beer
  9. Visit Moon Dance Cafe
  10. Chill at Hype Music Festival
  11. Enjoy the Parvati Shangri-La Festival
  12. Visit Malana
Parvati Valley river kasol
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1. Trek to KheerGanga

The trek to KheerGanga is a challenging yet fun trek and is a nine kilometres and four-hour climb. This hill is a magical haven and has gotten Indians to visit along with foreign tourists. At the top of the Kheer Ganga, one can witness beautiful company of magical clouds, dense and moist due to the weather, and the snow-capped mountains. Also, there is a beautiful and mystical temple of Lord Shiva with hot spring baths for religious folks of India giving a mesmerizing apperance.

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2. Walk along the Parvati River

The Parvati River gives one a mesmerizing view of the lovely Parvati Valley. Unlike the Beas River, it also gives views of the neighbouring forests on both sides, with pine trees towering high above them. One needs to cross a rickety old wooden bridge, which is a thrill of sorts, to reach the other side of the river.

3. Head Out to Tosh

Tosh is a village and is known for its cannabis plantations along with breathtaking views of dense Himalayan vegetation. One among the most enjoyable things to do in Kasol is experiencing the culture and lifestyle of Himachal Pradesh.

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4. Visit Manikaran Sahib

Manikaran Sahib is a Gurudwara, situated at a distance of about 6 kilometres from Kasol. Visiting Manikaran Sahib is one of the best things to do. Located by the Gurudwara, one can take a dip in the hot springs washing away all sins as believed by the locals out there. At present, the Gurudwara is under renovation but it is a must-visit place if you are planning to hit Kasol.

Kasol Valley
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5. Hot Spring at Manikaran

Manikaran houses many pilgrimage sites revered by the Sikhs and Hindus. It is the home to natural hot springs on the Parvati River and that is where Manikaran is located. Visit the Hot Spring for a rejuvenating bath.

6. Binge on Israeli Cuisine

Enjoy Israeli Cuisine with views of the beautiful Himalayas and the other snow-capped mountains as you eat Israeli Cuisine like shakshuka, lemon cakes and other types of exotic Israeli cuisine. Visit the ‘Turquoise Kasol’ and ‘The Evergreen’ for amazing cuisine that will make you weak in the knees.

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7. Shopping 

Kasol is an amazing place for shopping. There are many markets in Kasol which are great places to go when the shopping bug bites, especially the one at Bhuntar. Collect T-shirts, woollens, aromatic oils and sheets, rugs, carpets and much more to add to your pile from Kasol.

 

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8. Try Rice Beer

A must-try when here is the rice beer which is a famous addition to the world by Kasol, because of the amazing experience, delicious taste, and absolutely no alcohol content. It is one of the best things to do in Kasol. It is also known as ‘Chang’, and is worth the visit.

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9. Visit Moon Dance Cafe

Moon Dance Cafe is one of the most famous and amazing cafes, for tourists to visit. It is another exciting thing to do in the town of Kasol, which has an amazing view of the mountains and valleys. Tourists should definitely stop by this place.

Parvati river at Kasol
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10. Chill at Hype Music Festival

Renowned DJs perform a matchless selection of musical performances at a global level at Hype Music Festival. Have fun with barbeque, bonfire, and other activities. The decoration and light effects help to enhance the vibes created by the amazing tunes and beats.

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11. Enjoy the Parvati Shangri-La Festival

This annual festival is a pure delight. Renowned DJs and artists are invited to perform their best tracks. Crowds of foreign tourists enjoy a lot during the festival. One can come across a number of international artists at the festival.

Shivalik ranges from Kasol
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12. Visit Malana

Malana is one of the most intriguing villages in Himachal Pradesh. One has to undertake a short climb since there is no motorable road to reach Malana and the climb here is challenging.

Kasol has emerged to be the crowd’s favourite escape. Nestled in the lap of Parvati Valley, one of the favourite vacationing state of Himachal Pradesh, Kasol is famous for the unmatched green beauty of the region. Without a shadow of a doubt, Kasol is one of the most amazing places to visit in Himachal Pradesh with panoramic views. In Kasol one can experience literally everything says from camping, river crossing, and trekking. Not just that one can also visit places from Kasol. One can head on to Rasol, Manikaran, Tosh, and Kheer Ganga trek.

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