Remember to Squeeze in 5 ‘Must Do’ Activities on your Bucket List, when you Visit Kasol or Parvati Valley…
Want to escape the everyday hustle-bustle of fast-pacing city life? The Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh provides a much-needed respite from the mundane, stressful life. Stretching from the confluence of River Beas and River Parvati, the beautiful Parvati valley, dotted with pristine blue streams, coniferous forests and breathtaking panorama conjures a mesmerizing picture for weary travelers. Unspoiled by the evils of commercialization, the area beckons travelers from all the four corners of the country.
In case you’re planning to stop by the Parvati Valley on your way to Kasol, you need to check out these activities.
5 Things to Do in Parvati Valley…
- Unveil the Mystery of Fairy Forest
Forget about selfies just bask in the natural beauty of fairy forest. Nestled in the heart of Pulga village, the ‘ferry forest’ was renamed as the ‘fairy forest’ by a group of hippies that claimed to have seen fairies in the forest. We can’t say if it’s true, as there was weed involved in the party. In case you’re a nature lover, you’ll enjoy the best time of your life here.
- Hiking with the Mountain Dogs
Missing your four-legged friend? While you can’t substitute him with something else, you can certainly enjoy the company of mountain dogs. Like a guardian angel, these rugged pooches will safely guide you through the snow-capped trails of Himalayan havens.
- Take a Relaxing Hot Spring Bath
A relaxing warm bath seems like a good idea after a long day at the hills. Wanna enjoy a quick dip amidst the mighty white peaks and evergreen forests? A 13-km hike through the Himalayan villages will lead you to Kheerganga that houses a bubbling hot spring.
- Attend a Mad-Hatter Party
Parvati Valley is synonymous with mad-hatter parties in the woods, preferably in Pulga, Tosh, Chalal, and Kasol. You can participate in one of these parties if you set out from May to September.
- Worship the Mouth-Watering Treats Served at Local Cafes in Tosh
You’ll be shocked to find mouth-watering pizzas on the menu. To our surprise, the local cafes in Tosh serve delicious cheesy treats that will make you forget the big cosmopolitan pizza brands.
Once, you’ve thoroughly enjoyed your time in Parvati valley, just head to Kasol.
5 Things to Do in Kasol…
Perched on the sylvan hills nearby, is the enchanting village, known for its unparalleled beauty. Kasol: once a secluded, serene village on the banks of River Parvati, is swiftly emerging as a tourist hub for adventurists, nature lovers, trekkers, and backpackers. If you’re into carefree, redneck life, you might like Kasol, which has a deep-rooted culture of pot and hippie life.
Here’s how you can make your time worthwhile.
- Bonfire Camping in the Jungle
Woods, starry nights, bonfire, toasty marshmallows and camp! Sounds tempting, isn’t it? Kasol offers some of the best riverside campsites in the wilderness of Pine forests. There’s something peaceful and magical about the place that we can’t place a finger at. You need to go there to experience the magic.
- Taste Shambu’s Momo
Steamy, delicious momos (dumplings) served at Shambu’s momo stall in Kasol are more famous than major food brands. The stall is open on all seven days from 11 am to 9 pm. They serve both vegetable and chicken momos with smooth white and spicy red chutney that will make your taste buds tingle!
- Sip a Refreshing Rice Beer
Chang or Rice Beer is a freshly brewed beverage prepared by the locales in hilly regions of Himachal Pradesh. Don’t worry it has almost zero alcohol content. It’s likely to refresh you after an exhausting trek.
- Get Funky Hair Does
The hills in Kasol are famous for funky hairdos. From punk to dreadlocks, lulus, and man buns, the Mohawk barbers of Kasol will work magic on your hair.
- Smoke a Pot.
It’s no secret that Kasol is famous for its pot, specially prepared from cannabis plant that grows all over the Parvati Valley. A trip to Kasol with friends is incomplete without taking a drag of this heavenly substance. Feel the euphoria, it’s too tempting to resist!
These reasons are sufficient to set the mood for the trip! In case you missed it, don’t forget to add Parvati Valley and Kasol to your bucket list before you pass out college.