This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kasol.
The tiny hamlet of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India, has over the years gained the reputation as one of the top go-to destinations. To get to Kasol, you can easily board the air-conditioned, overnight Volvo bus from Delhi and get off the bus at Bhuntar. From Bhuntar, you can take a shared taxi or a state bus to Kasol. Kasol is one of the hippie destinations in India (it's frequented by young Israelis), and it's an easy weekend getaway for Delhiites.
Nestled in the beautiful hills in Parvati Valley, both the Parvati River and the Beas River flow through this resplendent mountain village. You can spend a few days or even months here amid the unspoilt, pure nature, relaxing with a good book and delicious Himachali food. Nearby villages such as Tosh, Kalga, Pulga, and Malana offer a more authentic Himachali experience for travellers; the area is frequented by trekkers. Recently, a few hostels in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India have opened up. Apart from these Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India hostels, there are many homestays and guesthouses to suit the needs of budget travelers and backpackers. Since Kasol has become a little crowded in recent times, if you can't find a spot in a Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India hostel, you can opt to stay in one of the homestays in the nearby village of Tosh. Tosh is accessible via an easy trek from Kasol. The experience is quite surreal and there are small cafes in Tosh now offering delicious Indian food. If you are continuing your trip, consider Manali, Bir, or Dharamshala as your next destination.
Manikaran, a tiny village six kilometers away from Kasol, is home to Manikaran Sahib, a majestic gurudwara tucked between the mountains and the Beas River. If you are into adventure, consider trekking nine kilometers to Kheer Ganga through a narrow, steep path. Make sure you spend enough time in Kasol to soak up the beauty and slow down in one of the quirky cafes. You can shop for souvenirs and hippie clothes at the local flea market in Kasol for cheap prices.
Written by local enthusiast for Kasol hostelsZin