How to reach Kasol and things to do around Kasol/Malana in Himachal Pradesh (India)

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place. All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various intresting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelies come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy. Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. 

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place. All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various intresting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelies come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy. Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. 

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place. All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various intresting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelies come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy. Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.


So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place.  

You may want to check the links from where you can book bus tickets HERE.

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place. All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various intresting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelies come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy. Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. 

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place. All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various intresting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelies come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy. Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various interesting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! 

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place. All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various intresting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelies come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy. Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelis come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy.  

If you are a regular visitor of Travellingcamera, you must have noticed that title of this Photo Journey is not really matching with what we usually share. This post is inspired by lot of queries which come to us, especially in summer.  One of the mostly asked thing is the options to reach Kasol and Malana. Here we are trying to share some details the option to reach Kasol/Malana, places to stay, things to do and lot more. While compiling this post, old memories are coming to my mind. I started this blog in 2008 and never got a chance to go again to Kasol, but my only trip to this region was very exciting with college friends. We planned a trip to Kullu Manali from Shimla and thought of visiting Kasol/Malana as well. This was a week long trip and we spent 3 days walking & trekking around Kasol. When it comes to options of reaching Kasol from Delhi or Chandigarh, the only way to hit this region is by road. It's not connected by railway and flights are not very frequent to Kullu. There is an Airport near to Kasol, which is located in Bhuntar (Kullu) but flights are rare and would be a costly affair. In some of the portals, folks have quoted low rates like 2.5K but I could never find that. There is no rail line in part of Himachal Pradesh. Kiratpur Saheb in Punjab and Una in Himachal are two railway stations around this place. Both of these railways stations are more than 150 kilometers away from Kasol. There is another narrow-gauge line at around 100 kilometers, which is located in Jogindernagar, but it's not recommended except in a scenario when you have enough time and want to experience toy train, which starts from Pathankot and ends at Jogindernagar.So road is only good options to reach Kasol. Now transportation has improved a lot and you have multiple options. There are luxury buses by HRTC are available for Kullu from Delhi, Chandigarh & many other main cities. Even normal buses of HRTC are also quite good and cheapest way to travel. Luxury buses by Himachal Tourism are also available from Delhi. All Volvo buses by HRTC & Himachal Tourism start from Himachal Bhavan in Delhi, which is located in Mandi House near Connaught Place. All these buses go to Manali via Kullu and one needs to get down at Bhuntar to take local bus for Kasol or a taxi. Kasol is located at around 30 kilometers from Bhuntar. Kullu can be reached from Delhi by national highway NH 1 up to Chandigarh and from there by national highway NH21 which passes through Bilaspur, Sundernagar and Mandi towns. Kullu is 480 km from Delhi. There are various options available to stay in and around Kasol. Budget hotels, few resorts and luxury home-stays as well. And this place offers great atmosphere all around. Fresh air , blue sky, parvathi river, local folks, cattle grounds, green hills and lot more. There are various intresting treks around Kasol and Malana. There are various easy, moderate and difficult treks around Kasol village. Kheer Ganga is one of the main treks. Whole Parvati valley is very different and more beautiful from many surrounding hills stations of Himachal Pradesh. There is lot to explore in this part of Himachal, some can be discussed and some are not to be disclosed in public ! Kasol is a village in Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati River flows through the village. There is a bridge in the village which divides it in two parts known as Old Kasol and New Kasol. Lot of Foreigners can be seen in the streets around this place. Holy place Manikaran is just 5 kilometers from Kasol. Malana is another popular village which is reachable after a moderate trek. We went till Malana and heard a lot of stories about the place. We also got to know that many of the foreigners have come to this place and living here for many years now. Lot of Israelies come to Kasol and one can see the hebrew language banners in parvati valley.  Probably I will share another post only on Malana with some of the mind boggling stories associated with this place, the cannabis and local democracy. Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

Kasol is one of the favorite places for backpackers and also a base for Himalayan trekking to SarPass, Pin Parbati Pass and Kheer ganga. Wish you a great trip to Kasol.

I would request you to follow these things when traveling -

- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.

- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite

91 comments:

Bengali Mouse said...

very informative and nicely written. thank you :)

VJ Sharma said...

Happy that you liked this @Bengali Mouse :)

Antarix Bhavsar said...

@VJ Sharma may you guide me on how to reach to kasol and malana from Surat, Gujarat?

VJ Sharma said...

I can surely suggest the ways form Delhi and train would be best for the journey from Surat to Delhi.

Then you can take Volvo buses from Mandi House or ISBT Kashmiri Gate for Kullu/Manali. You will go till Bhuntar in this bus and take a local bus for Kasol.

Hope it's helpful.

Anonymous said...

Hey plss let me know the way to kasol from Chandigarh or Delhi.. n plss consider the time factor!!

VJ Sharma said...

Take any bus to Manali from Chandigarh. Probably choose a bus which starts from Chandigarh at 11pm. This bus will drop you at Bhuntar at around 6:30am. Then you can have taxi from Bhuntar to Kasol. If you want to take local bus, delay your travel by an hour.

I will try to get more accurate details from local folks there.

Floclo.in said...

Is it a good time to go in november?

Obamacare Mishra said...

Thanks for the info, hope it helps.
looking forward to going there.

singhalalok said...

Never heard about this place though i come from Ambala and my wife Saru is from Himachal. We have been to many of the places you've mentioned.

Would appreciate if you can add more pictures once you write a post specifically on Kasol and Malana.
Thanks

Prabhat Misra said...

Hi VJ, can you also suggest some good places to stay at Kasol, with family, possibly close to
the river bank ?

Regds

Pavan Hirekerur said...

Very nicely written bro... Thank u soo much...

Srujal Agrawal said...

IS it good time to go in July or August..?

Srujal Agrawal said...

IS it good time to go in July or August..?

VJ Sharma said...

Srujal - It will be greener but rains can spoil your trip :) ...

Kenneth - So the blog-post has done it's work :)

Pavan - Thanks !

Prabhat - Sorry for very late reply. Somehow I was missing updates about comments on this post. I don't have any recommendations to stay there. Most of the times, I stayed with friends in that region :).

Alok - Ohh sure, I will add more pictures of Kasol and our trek to Malana. I need to again check my archives :)

Aditya Soni said...

we re a group of 15. Could you tell me the hotels or camps or give any contact of number of any. I'm not understanding how to plan the trip. I hope you could help me out.

Kapil Shahane said...

what is the best time to go there

Rolin John said...

The best time to go to Malana in Himachal Pradesh is May to August because of the cold weather..Still take care..
Rolin..Delhi.

Dhananjay Jaglan said...

Hey vJ
Is september good for malana as it is the harvesting time.?

Dhananjay Jaglan said...

Alpine hotel in kasol

anonymous said...

Hey I m planning a outstation trip wid my friends. But I m bit confuse between manali nd nanital..... plz give me more information about manali kasol. Is October end is the right time to visit himachal?

anonymous said...

Guyz plz help
I m planning a outstation trip wid my friends from delhi but we r bit confuse between nanital nd manali ...we have to visit dre in October end is that right time to visit? What is better kasol smila or manali rohtang pss. Plz rply asap!

Anonymous said...

Hi all, kindly let us know how to book hotel alpine in advance as their contact no. is not reachable ??

Anonymous said...

Urgent
Hey folks, we are planning to visit kasol in last week of december from new delhi,
kindly let us know if there is any need of prior booking wrt bus (both sides) and hotel ?
Regards

sanket said...

is december a good time? i enjoy winters but will d temprature affect transport?

VJ Sharma said...

Sorry for delayed responses folks.

@Aditya - It seems you have already planned the trip, so I will skip to answer your query here.

@Kapil - Obviously Summers

Himachal is good in October.

btw, I don't endorse any hotel here so I would let others to respond and recommend. At the same time, I would request only to respond if you have stayed yourself and have first hand experience of the property.

@Sanket - Transport should be available unless there is heavy & fresh snowfall that time.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job VJ I am planning to go kasol with friends so can you suggest below queries:
1.Is snowfall there?
2.Is optional transport available in bad weather?
3.Where we can do camping and trekk?

Priyanka Nambiar said...

Hey @vj sharma I am planning to visit kasol on new years eve. Is it okay to go during this time ? Also could you suggest good hotels or homestays out there ? I am afraid everything will be pre booked by others. Shall give me options and i could directly contact them. Thanks !

gambhir_10 said...

@vj I am also having the same doubts as asked by priyanka.
@priyanka if u find some decent information please share with me also.
Thanks in advance

VJ Sharma said...

Hi Priyanka, Here are few things you need to check, because I don't have information on current situation.
1. Since snowfall happened few weeks back, ensure that roads are fine.
2. Do advance booking, because lot of folks move to this region during last week of Decemeber.
3. I don't have any personal recommendation to stay, because most of the times I have stayed at friend's place :)

Priyanka Nambiar said...

Thanks so much @vj sharma :) no hotels available :( dropped my plan for now and have postponed to march! Will take care of everything you said the next time ! Thanks so much !

@gambhir_10 dropped my plan ! Snowfall and no hotels as well !

Bastin Paul said...

Hi VJ. Gud and smart information you are providing!! Hats off!

Planned for a visit in Jan 1st week.I'm traveling to Kasol alone since a family separation. Could you suggest me the best ways to take out my stress?? Planning to spend around 10 days. And I'm in my early thirties.

Bastin Paul said...

Hi VJ. Gud and smart information you are providing!! Hats off!

Planned for a visit in Jan 1st week.I'm traveling to Kasol alone since a family separation. Could you suggest me the best ways to take out my stress?? Planning to spend around 10 days. And I'm in my early thirties.

VJ Sharma said...

Bastin - The peaceful enviornment, fresh air and natural beauty will take out half of your stress. The place gives you opportunities to be yourself and enjoy those beautiful moments alone. You can chose to make new friends. I am sure that you can easily find good meditation centers around. I never explored that part , so can't suggest anything concrete.

pramul said...

Thanks a lot friends
Any ways I am just going here on 30 or31 of December
@paiyan ka Nambiar go yaar don't give up

Shailendra Sharma said...

Hi VJ Sharma,

Happy New year !!!
The Information is really good . I have some queries:
We are planning to visit kasol in January end . we have only four days including travel from Bangalore(via flight).
Please suggest us the places near to Kasol .

Siddesh Rai said...

Hi Vj Sharma,

We are 3 of us planning to visit kasol just for 3 days 2 nights in the month of February. What would you suggest us to explore there & places not to be missed. we want to keep it as raw as possible.

Thanks in advance.

And wish you Happy New Year Buddy

fun galaxy said...

VJ, that is some great information. Although I have been to Kasol last year too, never explored the trekking zones. I am visiting Kasol during January end. Could you please list me the shortest treks from kasol and back with time. Thanks In advance.

Yuvraj Dinesh said...

To visit Kasol which month would you suggest among Feb, March and April?

Megh sidhu said...

I have been to this magical land and the article is very well written. If you want to witness that hippie culture- this place is a must visit.

prabhakar dubey said...

how to reach malana from kasol...??

Anonymous said...

Are there options to stay in tents in kasol instead of hotels??
if yes, please share how to get those?

Unknown said...

Can we drive down from Delhi to kasol in a Honda city??I mean is the road good enough??

VJ Sharma said...

Don't have update on recent road condition. It's better to contact Himachal Tourism to get recent updates. I find them reliable and practical.

Abhi Mishra said...

A nice Information about Kasol, found a another one Interesting about Kasol at - https://www.tripoto.com/trip/say-high-kasol-4627

VJ Sharma said...

Yes Gaurav ! It should be safe and enjoyable.

Love life said...

Thanks VJ Sharma..blog is really very informative..please share the link of blog for malana too whenever it is ready

nature soul said...

My brother Ankit Gupta had been to Kasol two days back with 2 friends. He was to return yesterday. But, today morning, he messaged that he somehow separated from his group and has got stuck in Khir Ganga mountain. Since then, we are unable to contact any of his friends. Please help me find him. Please if any one knows any contacts in that range, kindly let me know asap. I am his twin sister....my contact no. is 9958431257. Thanku so much!!

VJ Sharma said...

@Nature Soul - Don't worry. I have posted this on facebook called 'The HImalayan Club', which should have local folks who can help. At times, unexpected things happen and his phone might be unreachable or out of battery. I am sure that you would hear relevant details soon.

Graham Billey said...

Hi VJ, thanks for such an informative blog and for following up with us! The comments have been very helpful. I'm from the US and currently working in India. I want to visit Kasol for a music festival from May 21 to 23. So far my plan would be:

Overnight bus from Delhi on the night of the 20th, arriving in Bhuntar around 6:30 am on the 21st. Then take a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol that morning. Then do basically the reverse to catch a bus back to Delhi on Monday May 23rd.

I have a few questions for you logistically.

1. Should I try to book everything in advance to avoid paying the 'tourist' price?

2. If I can't get a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol for some reason, how much should I pay for a taxi?

Thanks VJ! I look forward to hearing back from you.
Graham

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Graham for your comment. It looks like a good plan. As far as bus booking is concerned, you should do it in advance because it's summer and weekend. So there will be high demand. HRTC buses start from Mandi House in Delhi and more can be check at - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-to-reach-himachal-hill-stations.html

Regarding stay - My recommendation is to plan it in advance and explore some of the echo friendly places around. Probably a good home stay. I don't have any first hand experience, so can't recommend anything.

And if you don't get a bus from bhuntar to Kasol, you need to take taxi. I need to check current taxi rates. So give me some time to find these details.

Wish you great time there !

Graham Billey said...

Thanks so much for the input. I'll definitely book ahead of time then. By the way, what's an 'echo friendly' place. Does this mean in somebody's house?

Thanks again,
Graham

VJ Sharma said...

Sorry, I meant Eco-friendly :)

In the meantime check out http://ankitsood.wix.com/sunshinehimalayanadventures

nature soul said...

Thank you so much Sir. Had it not been for your blog and your sincere support and cooperation through out, we wouldn't have been able to find my brother. Thank you so much. God bless!!

Graham Billey said...

Awesome, thank you so much!
Graham

Shivam Rawal said...

hi VJ how much would a taxi for 7-8 people charge from buntur to kasol ?

Shivam Rawal said...

Hi VJ ! How much would a taxi for 7-8 passengers charge from buntur to kasol ?

VJ Sharma said...

Don't have reliable details about taxi rates from Bhuntar to Kasol, but got some response with rough estimates of 1K-1.5K. Frequency of buses is also pretty good.

Deepali Singh said...

Is road to kasol in some sort of bad condition? Will it be problematic if we travel 7-8 people via traveller?

Unknown said...

Best for bachelors... :P

DHEERAJ SHARMA said...

Forest rest house

Ethanhunt said...

Hey VJ!
We're planning to take a bus from Delhi - Bhuntar.
Could you please elaborate on the frequency and the cost of the buses running from Bhuntar to Kasol?
TIA.

Unknown said...

@vj shaarma would you guide me how to reach Kasol from Nagpur .

zulfiquar qaisar said...

@vj Sharma would u guide me how to reach Kasol from Nagpur ??

zulfiquar qaisar said...

@vj shaarma would you guide me how to reach Kasol from Nagpur .

Unknown said...

awesome post... really informative and very very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Hi VJ,
Me and my buddies are planning to go to kasol around 25th of June, travelling from Mumbai.
I would like to know whether it's safe to travel from Chandigarh during this period and if there are any chances of landslides.

Thanks,
Sp

Rahul Verma said...

add Tosh village into this if u know about the village.

krish said...

Hai Mr vj
Me and my frrinds are planning to go to kashol and mala on the last week of this dec.Can we go to malana in any time.because we are nature trippers , like we want to explore both kashol and malana. Trekking is the only way to reach malana in which all precautions we must take can u pls suggest as the proper this and all
With hope

Sangeeta said...

Hello,can I plan a trip to kasol in the mid of June? will the monsoon starts by that time?

jivesh said...

Hi, me and my friends are planning to go to Kasol,Kheerganga and Tosh on 2nd week of July. I know its a rainy season but is it safe to go there?

Akhilesh said...

This is nice will stop by soon planing a trip to kasol n nearby cheers man

Deepak Pundir said...

can we stay with locals ?

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to go kasol with my boyfriend? I want to explore this place. I have been shimla with my boyfriend and hopefully everything was fine :) But i won't like if anyone may interfere in my life. Can you please tell if it is safe for me and my boyfriend to visit kasol or not. Thank you

Anonymous said...

As much as i know, mountaineous areas are not totally safe in monsoon season. There must be landsliding or something disastrous, so bro you should avoid going there on this time. :)

Man said...

Hello. Me and my cousin is planning to go to manali & kasol in october!
Is that the right time for manala?!!
How many days would be enough to explore this place
Thanks in advance

Man said...

Hello.
Me and my cousin is planning to go to manali and kasol in october
Is that the right time to visit kasol?!!😝
How many days would you suggest us to explore those place?
Thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

I am going to kasol next week and then to manali. How do you travel from kasol to manali? Are there htdc buses?

Sanjo John said...

To everyone looking to visit Kullu : Just go and find out yourself. That's what i call a trip :D
CHEERS !

NagaRaj Raj said...

nice blog

nomad said...

hey man..I have a very low budget,but it's my dream trip,so can you please tell me how can I go from Delhi to kasol and tosh and explore places,,orr m akela jaa raha hoon in this week so is it safe?

nomad said...

hey man I have a very low budget..but it's my dream trip so can you please tell me the cheapest way to travel from Delhi to kasol and tosh and other places also I am going alone in this week so is it safe?

VJ Sharma said...

nomad - Don't think about safety. Himachal is safe, unless you invite the evil :)

There are lot of HRTC buses for Manali. Check out what fits your budget. Bus fare would vary from 450Rs to 1500Rs. I am sure you haven't booked anything yet :) ... This weekend would be overbooked there. So try to arrange a place to stay as you reach in morning. It may cost a little, but don't stick to central area and try to negotiate.

Have a great time and share your tips with us when you come back.

Deepak Kumar said...

Delhi to

Deepak Kumar said...

Delhi to

Anonymous said...

Hey can you tell me how much time does the bus take from Delhi to kasol? Like if we start from Delhi at 7pm then when will we arrive?

jimesh shah said...

Hey VJ,

I wanna know the condition of the roads from Bhuntar Airport to Kasol. I have a phobia and never liked traveling with steep/curvy roads with valleys on one side. I want your comment and advice asap.

regards,
jimmy

VJ Sharma said...

Hi Jimmy, I wish I had latest information about the road condition as of today. But certainly roads are not very steep, but it varies w.r.t. comparisons you do. So tell me what you feel is steep and then I would be able to tell you exactly. It's curvy for sure but again not that much.

Nijil said...

Can you please guide me how to reach Kasol. I will be travelling from Bangalore and Nov 1st week is the travel plan.

I am planning a trip from Nov 1st to 6th. Please help me in suggesting few more places to visit. Thank you.

VJ Sharma said...

Hey Nijil, This blog has enough details to reach Kasol from Delhi. But if you have specific queries, please feel free to ask. I am sure others would have answers to those.

There are various places around Kasol - like Kullu, Manali, Naggar, Rohtang Pass, Trek to Bijli Mahadev, Khirganga, Tosh etc... You would find about these places on blog.

Wish you a great trip to this part of Himachal.

manoj kumar said...

hey VJ Sharma i jus want to know weather i can get peace of mind over kasol Bcoz im fed up with my life and want some peace and silence so will it be a good idea to visit kasol in the month of march

vedang mirashi said...

Great post!I am planning to go on solo trip to kasol in December.Planning to stay for 10 days. What do you think will be the cost if I'm starting from Pune? What precautions should be taken?

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