Kasol; A mini Israel of India is a hippie hamlet in the Kullu district of the Himachal Pradesh. It is known as mini Israel because it receives a high number of Israeli tourist.
Kasol is the base point in the Parvati Valley from where most of the treks begin. Every place has its own beauty, doesn’t matter if it’s crowded or secluded.
Kasol is little noisy as compared to other places in the Parvati Valley so most travellers and tourists make their way to nearby villages and treks.
Yet you should not miss exploring Kasol as it crowns some unique charm. Here are 15 interesting things you can do while in Kasol and make your stay worthwhile there.
1. Spend moments at riverside
As Kasol is located on the bank of mighty Parvati river, you should not miss this opportunity. Water is one of the five major elements of the body and spending some time at riverside calms your mind. Water plays important role in aura cleansing process too, will talk about this in detail in a separate blog. Needless to mention that you can take some spellbinding pictures and videos.
2. Take a small hike to Choj
Choj is a small village towards Manikaran Road. It has some cozy homestays and cafés. If you are looking for a peaceful place to get away from the crowd then Choj should be on your list. First, you will cross the bridge, you can spend some time at the riverside there. As you hike, melodious sound of the adjacent stream will be the cherry on the cake.
3. Trekking to Chalal
Chalal is a nearby village. The first part of its trekking is alongside the Parvati River and later part is surrounded by the pine forest which is a surreal experience. Take a halt somewhere and enjoy tea or coffee with a spectacular view.
4. Take a small hike on Grahan road
You can escape towards Grahan side as after small hike there you will experience the peaceful waves from the pine forest. It’s also a beautiful place for photo and video shoot.
Ahhh! This is the favourite thing of almost everyone. Colourful dream catchers, handicrafts items and some cool apparels adds liveliness to the streets of the Kasol. Enjoy shopping there and don’t forget to buy Tibetan Flags to gift your friends and family.
6. Go for a walk in Kasol itself
It’s not always that you need something great, being there itself is a great experience. When you are in Kasol take a walk on different streets of the Kasol and I am sure you will love it. You never know you might end up discovering something amazing in shops.
7. Visit the Park
Kasol has a beautiful park. You will need to buy the entry ticket for a nominal charge but you will love the structure inside. It falls at riverside so you can enjoy the splashing waves of the river. It’s fun to visit the park.
8. Talk to locals
This is one of my favourite things to do while travelling. You will hear awesome stories and get to know about a different culture and might end up exploring totally unexplored places suggested by locals.
9. Try street food
This is one of the most delicious things you can do in Kasol. Streets of Kasol has some awesome unique flavoured foods. When in Kasol, never miss trying momos.
10. Hike towards Manikaran
We often fall in love with turns and the beautiful view along the route. You will enjoy Manikaran hike as this route has rocks on the right and the Parvati River flowing on the left.
11. Hike towards Bhuntar
Hiking on this route is a different kind of experience as you will be covered by the canopy of the trees and sound of insects along with the river is added sauce.
12. Visit café
Kasol is loaded with some cool cafés, you can visit to admire some fantastic paintings and music. You can spend good time there.
13. Try Israeli cuisine
Don’t miss to try some Israeli cuisine when you are in mini Israel of India.
14. Try riverside camping
You can also join some interesting activities happening at riverside camping.
15. Strangers are friends you haven’t met yet
If you are travelling solo or in the group, don’t hesitate to talk to strangers as it’s rightly said, “Strangers are friends you haven’t met yet”, you might end up making friends for the lifetime.
Have you ever been to Kasol? What is your experience? I would love to enrich my knowledge if you want to add some cool things to do in Kasol, let me know in the comment section.
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