Kasol is a village located at an altitude of 1640m (5380 ft) on the banks of the Parvati River. Kasol serves as a base for Himalayan trekking to Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parbati Pass and Khiriganga. Five kilometres from Kasol is a holy place called Manikaran which is known for its hot springs and pilgrimage centres. Kasol has reggae bars, bakeries, internet cafes, shops and markets. Pleasant climate, picturesque valley and intact mountains makes it a perfect place for trekkers and backpackers.
Website: Tourism Board Website
When to visit: best time to visit March to June and October to November. June to September is monsoon season. December to February is winter season.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Kasol is not directly connected by railway. The nearest railway station is in Pathankot located about 150 km away.
Nearest airport: Bhuntar ( Kullu ) Airport is about 31 km from Kasol. Connectivity is limited. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh.
Buses: The HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) runs regular buses from neighbouring states of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
By road: The distance from Chandigarh to Kasol is about 287 km via NH205 and NH154. It takes around 7-8 hours.
The distance from Kullu to Kasol is about 37 km via Manikaran Rd. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Manali to Kasol is about 77 km via NH3 and Manikaran Rd. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Shimla to Kasol is about 229 km via NH205 and NH3. It takes around 6-7 hours.
The distance from Phatankot to Kasol is about 296 km via NH154. It takes around 8 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Kasol is about 518 km via NH 44. It takes around 11 hours.
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