Parvati Valley in Himachal is a keeper of wonderful secrets, and Kasol is one of them. This valley is special as it showers plenty of sunshine, presents a lot of warmth, and make the life in the region pretty perfect. That is why, despite the fact that you can visit Kasol year-round, you must visit the place in winter to experience the majestic snowfalls.
Another important thing here is the weather of Kasol in winter. The weather of Kasol in December is dreamier than you thought. As the winter begins, and it starts to snow, people pack their bags and leave for Kheerganga Trek which commences from Kasol only. The trek makes a great deal for every traveler out there and must be on everyone’s list who is planning to travel to the Parvati valley during winters. No wonder why this place makes a highlight of Kasol tourism.
At a distance of 58 km. from Kasol, Naggar is a lovely village sitting in the lap of nature. The place boasts of the beautiful Naggar Castle and Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Museum. From Kasol taxis ply to Naggar and can be reached easily. You can take a taxi to this charming village settled amid statuesque mountains.
Show me a single soul who hasn’t heard of Malana! I know there would be none. Malana is the wonderful paradise neatly tucked in the vast Parvati Valley and is located 20 km far from Kasol. The Village sitting on 10000 feet is a 6 Km. trek from the main road and is an ideal day hike for all the nature seekers and peace lovers. This place is also a must-visit for those who are willing to get a close view of the slow and calm village life of the Himalayan villages.
This is a classical village known across India for its prized hashish production and the natives who claim to be descendants of soldiers of the army of Greek emperor Alexander. There are quite a few village trails around Malana and the waterfall at the back offers sprawling campsites. The rules and rituals of the village is quite strange and that is the reason why the villagers aren’t too friendly with the travelers.
Tosh is another hidden gem in the quaint Parvati Valley. This one is located just 20 km far from Kasol. Tosh is located near Barshaini, which also happens to be the perfect place to begin the Kheerganga Trek. This place is endowed with magical views and exceptional nature around which would enchant any nature seeker. Also, there are quite a few homestays and guest houses around that make for an ideal stay option for all the travelers around visiting the place.
Nathan is a traditional village with 40-50 odd houses. This village is also around 20 km from Kasol and the houses in the village are particularly scenic making it a top tourist attraction. The intricate carvings on the doors and windows are especially so catchy. The village sits pretty Settled on the left side of gushing Parvati River, Nathan is home to some absolutely gorgeous and colorful wildflowers, some of the species also bloom during winter.
Kasol and its surroundings never cease to charm nature lovers. Plan a trip to the place which also happens to be the best of Kasol tourism and see it for yourself.