Why Kasol is called Mini Israel
Are you considering a getaway with your buddies? Are you crazy about peaceful beautiful nature? Are you crazy to take some wondrous shots of Beautiful mountains and valleys? The answer to all your queries is “A Trip to Kasol The Mini Israel Of India”.
If you haven’t planned till then you are on the right blog. I am going to share with you a full travel guide and our experiences, with the tips and measures you should follow.
Kasol is a very popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh, full of lavish greenery and elegant beauty, and is a tourist stop for a large number of guests for distinct reasons. Kasol is in Kullu district, located in Parvati Valley, on the way within Bhuntar and Manikaran. It is almost 30KM from Bhuntar and 3KM from Manikaran.
Kasol is also famous as the mini-Israel of India because of a large number of foreigners and Israeli visitors. They consider to live here as their home. Don’t be amazed if you find more Israelis than Indians here.
Culture in Kasol
Kasol is also popular for its culture and the harmony around here. Kasol is very popular for its hippie culture. Also, on spiritual terms, there is a famous Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, usually recognized for its hot water spring, just near Kasol. You will also see Lord Shiva followers in the mountains and valleys. Close by Parvati valley and Shiva temple attract the followers and tourists.
The adventurous trek, lovely villages, and the sight of Parvati Valley will make your trip a fantastic and memorable one. Nature feels so much great here and you never want to leave Kasol. The hypnotizing views, lush greenery, astonishing landscape, unique weather are the things which you can’t miss in one place.
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Weather in Kasol
Kasol is blessed with tremendous weather and experiences all seasons of the cycle throughout the year. You will encounter pleasant summer and delightful snowfall in the wintertime. In each season, Kasol’s weather is just facetious.
Monsoon in the Kasol is just a pleasure. You will find a wonderful view, with lush greenery covering the valleys along the Parvati river. The weather is enjoyable for the whole year. It’s just that the temperature in the winters may reach 0 to -1 degrees.
You can choose which season you want to come, snow in the mountains or green lush all around the mountains. It is totally up to you!!
Best Time To Visit Kasol
If you visit kasol for the first time, then the best time to visit is from March to June. While Summers, the temperature will be about 14 to 16 degrees, you can chill nearby and trek. This is one of the purposes, why most of the Indians choose summer to visit Kasol. Kasol is packed with tourists during the summer.
If you want less congested and less commercial activity, then visit during the post-monsoon period, i.e September to November. There will be dense greenery and a cold climate.
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How To Reach Kasol?
There are many different ways to reach Kasol, you can choose anyone at your convenience,
- Airway: Bhuntar is the nearest airport, which is 32 KM away. But be knowledgeable that there are limited flights to Bhuntar. Otherwise, the other airport is Chandigarh airport, which is 295KM away. If you are opting for this route, you can hire a taxi from Bhuntar airport, and you will reach Kasol within an hour.
- Railway: The closest railway station is Joginder Nagar railway station, which is 144 KM away from Kasol. The train takes almost 4-5 hours to reach Kasol. You can hire a cab after reaching the railway station. You can also, take an early morning Shatabdi Express from Delhi to Chandigarh and arrive there before 11 AM. After arriving in Chandigarh, you can hire a taxi or cab to reach Kasol.
- Roadway: The best and convenient way for a Kasol trip is by Road. The distance from Delhi to Kasol is almost 560KM. The journey for kasol takes 11 to 12 hours. You will find astonishing “Dhabas” on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway one of them is in Murthal “Sukhdev Dhaba”. Once you left Chandigarh, you will see the greenery land and the hills will follow you all along, and with the music, your traveling will become really great. The condition of the road is also really good. So, don’t worry about it.
Local Mode of Transport
The best way to travel Kasol is definitely by walking. You can explore the trek, excursions. Enjoy the peace and calmness near the bank of the Parvati river.
Itinerary For Kasol Trip
Now that you have a little bit of idea about Kasol, it is very convenient to plan your trip. Now, I am going to share the itinerary for you, in case you are hitting Kasol for the first time, you can use the following itinerary, which will help you to plan your trip.
Day 1: Reach Kasol (Delhi to Kasol) by roadways.
Day 2: Visit Manikaran gurudwara
Day 3: Kasol – Explore and chill around
Day 4: Plan to visit Tosh Village or Chalal Village or Pulga.
Day 5: Return back from Kasol to Delhi by Volvo.
Stays In Kasol
You will get many pocket-friendly choices to stay in Kasol, Parvati Valley, and nearby villages. Good inns, small resorts, rooms, or camping services are very easily available in Kasol.
If you are visiting with your family, book a resort before arriving there. Maybe there are some chances of houseful.
You will find so many guest houses, best hotels if you want a royal stay.
You will relish Kasol when you know, what can be accomplished here. Other than pretty great nature, Kasol is recognized for its economical temptations. There are following some of the best things you can do in Kasol.
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Kheerganga is at the far end of Parvati Valley, often covered with snow. This is like mystic heaven for all of the visitors who come from all over the World. Once you reach the peak of Kheer Ganga, you will see yourself in between pretty and dense clouds, snow-capped mountains, and long pine trees.
Kheerganga trek is famous because after arriving at the top one can enjoy and ease in the natural hot water fountain which is also acknowledged as very propitious. The trekking path has lots of exciting spots like Rudra waterfall, Shiva Temple, Pine trees accompanying with a marvelous view of flora around.
2.Visit Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara:
Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is settled at about 6KM from Kasol, in the center of River Beas. In contempt of any religion, which you follow, this is a must-visit spot if you are in Kasol. There is a very popular natural hot water spring, and it is considered that taking a dip in its auspicious water can vanish all the misdeed.
The “Langar” in this Gurudwara provides tasty food, which is prepared inside its four walls don’t skip to try it do some “Seva” for your internal harmony. Your feel blessed after the visit.
3.Must try Israeli Cuisine:
This can be recognized as one of the reasons that Kasol is known as mini -Israeli of India. You surely cant slip lemon cakes, shakshouka, and another exotic Israeli food.
There are many cafes in the streets of Kasol. You will have the best to enjoy your dining an amazing food and fabulous weather, and long conversations with your loved ones.
Chalal is a village that can be compelling, full of chirpy birds and colorful trees. It feels like paradise, wandering in the journey of Chalal. It takes around 20 to 25 minutes to arrive at Chalal village by walk beside the Parvati river. The silent life of this village will make you feel out of the world.
Another best thing here is the food, which is very tasty. There are various cafes just alongside the free-flowing Parvati river. The village is also very affordable. You should not miss visiting this small but beautiful village.
The total cost of the Kasol Trip?
This is obviously a by default question that occurs in everyone’s mind, ‘how much a Kasol trip will cost?’
The answer to this question primarily depends on how long the trip is? If you are deciding on a 3-5 days trip, the Kasol trip will be completed in 5000-7000, which is again up to you on where you stay and what you eat.
The chief expense is actually traveling. The mode of traveling also performs a very major role in the cost of your whole travel. Always, Try to plan a Kasol trip in a group so that the cost could be divided and you can enjoy your kasol trip at a very reasonable price.
Important Points for Kasol Trip
- Try to have some more cash with you, ATMs are short and you may not be able to get hard cash.
- While going out, Bring your own water bottle and refill it up where ever possible.
- Try to wear good trekking shoes, if you are deciding to go on trekking to avoid any loss.
- Please do not throw any type of plastic waste in the open, valleys, and mountains and be a responsible human.
- In Winters, the path is covered with dense snow and you may not able to travel and it is suggested to avoid trekking in winter.
I wish this travel guide helps you in planning your fabulous trip to Kasol. Thank you for reading!! 🙂