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KASOL


Kasol is a hamlet in the district Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar and Manikaran. It is located 31.2 km from Bhuntar and 5 km from Manikaran. 

Elevation1,580 m


Weather21°C, Wind W at 5 km/h, 33% Humidity


Places to see:


Parvati River

Malana 

Rasol 

Stargazing 

Chalal 

Things to do:


Kheerganga Trek

Trekking and Rock Climbing

Tosh 

Parvati Pin Pass

Sar Pass Trek

Camping 

Best time to visit: October to June 


Travel


By air: The nearest airport to Kasol is Kullu Manali Airport also known as Bhuntar Airport in Kullu district. Daily flights connect the airport to the country’s capital, Delhi. You can book a cab or a taxi to go to Kasol from the Bhuntar airport which is a mere 31 km and will take you about 1 hour to reach there. The nearest airport to Kasol is located in Bhuntar, which is 31 kilometres away.


By bus: Buses ply daily to Kasol from Kashmiri Gate ISBT in Delhi mostly being semi-sleeper Volvos for about 1000 to 1500 INR per seat. This journey takes about 11 to 12 hours. You have to then get down at Bhuntar, and take another bus towards Manikaran. It takes up to 7 hours from Chandigarh to Kasol via road. A bus from Kullu to Kasol via Bhuntar takes about 3 hours to cover the distance of 40 km.


 


By train: Kasol does not have a railway station of its own. To reach Kasol by railways you have to get off at the nearest railway station to Kasol which is Joginder Nagar railway station, about 144 km from the village of Kasol. You can take a cab from the station to reach Kasol or a bus from the Joginder Nagar Bus Stand towards Manikaran which should take about 4.5 to 5 hours. Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station to Kasol in Himachal Pradesh.


Road/Self Drive: Being one of the most visited places in India by foreign tourists, the village is accessible via excellent road facility. The NH-3 is the main road leading to this village towards Manali. A road journey should simply just be as enjoyable and pleasant as Kasol itself.


Places to visit near Kasol 

Narkanda 

Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan-Tibet Road in Himachal Pradesh, India. 

Elevation2,760 m


Weather23°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 39% Humidity


DistrictShimla


Population2,712 (2010)


Places to see:


Tannu Jubbar Lake

Stokes Farm 

Things to do:

Hatu peak

Skiing 

City Shopping 

Best time to visit: April to October 

Travel

By air: The nearest airport is in Shimla

By bus: Hatu Peak is 46 Kms from Rampur, 67 Kms from Shimla, 140 Kms from Sangla, 145 Kms from Bhuntar, 155 Kms from Kullu, 164 Kms from Mandi, 167 Kms from Kalka and is linked through Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) and some private travel services.

By train: The nearest Railway station from Hatu Peak is Shimla Railway station, located at a distance of 68 Kms from Hatu Peak.

Manali

Places to see:

Hadimba Devi Temple 

Brigu Lake 

Rohtang Pass

Things to do:

River Rafting 

Zorbing and paragliding 

Great Himalayan National Park

Best time to visit: October to May

Travel

By air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport also called the Kullu-Manali airport stand at 50 kms from Manali and is well connected to all places here with taxis. Air India flights are all available from Delhi to Manali.

By bus: Manali is 570 kms from Delhi and is well connected via government and private buses. Comfortable Volvo and Mercedes Benz also ply on the roads connecting Delhi to Manali via Ambala cantonment and Chandigarh area.

By train: Unfortunately there are no nearer rail gauge to Manali but one can go for the Chandigarh, Pathankot and Kalka railheads to reach Manali with another few couple of ticks on clock. The railways are still under plans for improvement.

Road/Self Drive: Manali is well connected with Delhi and other cities via roads. One can always hop on his car or private vehicle to enjoy beautiful journey to this beautiful place.

Bhuntar Town

Places to see:

Basheshwar Mahadev Temple

Biji Mahadev Temple 

Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara

Best time to visit: October to May 

Travel

By air: Bhuntar has its airport known as the Kullu-Manali airport. There are two flights daily from Delhi to Bhuntar. However, the airport is not functional at all the times. It takes 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Bhuntar from Delhi. There are flights also available from other major cities like Chennai, Mumbai but are usually very expensive and take a lot of time to reach Bhuntar.

By train: The nearest railway station for any major city/town in Himachal Pradesh is the Pathankot, about 144 km away from Bhuntar. All the main trains pass through Pathankot including Jammu Tawi and Himsagar Express from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, etc. You can also take a train to New Delhi or till Chandigarh and take a cab or a bus from there to reach Bhuntar.

Road/Self Drive: Reaching Bhuntar by road is fairly easier than by any other means of transport. It is only 10 km from Kullu and about 50 km from Manali. HPSRTC (Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) buses from cities like Jaipur, Delhi and Chandigarh, are available at regular intervals, apart from the usual private car/bus services.