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India's Most Famous Hippie Hamlet

Parvati Valley, Kasol
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Kasol is a hamlet in the district Kullu of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar and Manikaran. It is located 30 km from Bhuntar and 3.5 km from Manikaran. Kasol is the Himalayan hotspot for backpacker and acts as a base for nearby treks to Malana and Kheerganga.

Quick gist

What is the activity?

  • Trek to Kheer Ganga.
  • Walk along the Parvati River.
  • Head Out to Tosh.
  • Visit Manikaran Sahib.
  • Hot Spring at Manikaran.
  • Binge on Israeli Cuisine.
  • Try Rice Beer.
  • Enjoy the Parvati Shangri-La Festival.
  • Visit Malana.

Something unique

It is called Mini Israel of India due to a high percentage of Israeli tourists here.

Tips from insiders

  • Cards usually don't work in the region, carry sufficient amount of cash.
  • Carry a water bottle and fill it up when possible.
  • Don’t take pictures of villagers and particularly the kids without prior permission from them!