First timer’s guide to Kasol

Kasol is a small village in the Kullu district of Himachal. Kasol is based at an average altitude of 1600m from sea level. It is called “The mini Israel” because of the growing number of people visiting Kasol from Israel. Here I have mentioned a few important tips and informations related to Kasol, hope it helps you.

Parvati River, Kasol

How to reach Kasol

Starting from Delhi, the best way to reach Kasol is by a bus only. Its an overnight journey from Kashmiri gate international bus station to Bhuntar bus station or airport (both are adjacent to each other). Kasol is just at a distance of 30 km from Bhuntar and Manali is just 48 km from Bhuntar.

If you have a lot of extra cash or your time is equivalent to money then you can even fly to Bhuntar in order to reach Kasol.

After Bhuntar local buses are readily available for Kasol, Manikaran and they can take you till Barsheni.

Note: Kasol does not have a direct bus/train service from major cities so you have to rely on local buses or taxi to reach there.

Traditional Hut, Kasol

Best time to visit Kasol

October to June are the best months to visit Kasol although it experiences good weather throughout the year.

Note: I will personally suggest avoiding your trip during monsoon because of roadblocks which might occur during the period of 2-3 months caused due to landslides and excessive water in various water bodies. Though it’s a remote possibility so you can plan your trip accordingly.

Stay at Kasol

Since Kasol has developed in a popular tourist destination there is no dearth of hotels and tents there.

The rates of tents and rooms depending upon which time of year you chose to visit there. But just to give a rough estimate, a single room with balcony with cost you something around Rs.700 – Rs.800 and if you are looking for a cheaper accommodation for a night then you can go for tents.

You can pre-book your room from the link below:

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Food options

They’re not a very wide variety of cuisines available to you at Kasol. As there are a handful of restaurants and cafes in Kasol. Few of the famous cafes at Kasol are:

  • Little Italy
  • Pink Floyd
  • German Baker
  • The Evergreen
  • Jim Morrison
Royal Enfield at Kasol

Carry enough cash

There is only one ATM at Kasol which delivers no cash for most of the times of a year, according to locals. The next closest ATM is in Manikaran, though the chances of it delivering cash are quite high as compared to one in Kasol. Still, it’s better to keep some extra cash handy. As locals generally don’t accept payments through any of the e-payment wallets like paytm or Google Pay.

Nearby places

Tosh, Malana, Kalga, Pulga and Kheer Ganga are few of the nearby destinations which are nothing less than hidden gems of Himachal. The same local bus which took you to Kasol will also take you to Barsheni from where you can easily trek to most of the destination except Manikaran which is just 3 km from Kasol.

Manikaran Gurudwara

If you have any further questions or if think I missed something to add to this blog then you can let me know in the comments below. I’ll be more than happy to respond.

Hey, I am a photographer and a blogger based out of Lucknow. I love to travel and capture photographs, that's why I started this blog with an aim to share my experiences and tips which I have acquired by travelling.


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