Rasol is one of the most unexplored and beautiful village in Parvati valley. Don’t confuse this village with Kasol because its not the same. Rasol village lies at an altitude of 8000 feet above the sea level with not more than 150 houses.
So if you are planning a trip to Parvati valley in Himachal Pradesh then this village should always be on your wish list.
How to Reach Rasol from Delhi
- In order to reach Rasol from Delhi, one needs to take a bus from Delhi to Bhuntar. Bhuntar is a place where the roads to Manali and Parvati valley separate.
- After 12 hours of journey one need to get down in Bhuntar from where one can book a Taxi, rent a bike or travel in the local buses.
- For me renting a bike is the best way to travel to Parvati valley.
- From Bhuntar you need to travel to place called Kasol, the mini Israel of India.
- After reaching Kasol one need to Hike to village Rasol the only way to reach the village due to the lack of road facilities. The trek to Rasol village from Kasol takes around 2-3 hours.
- The trek is very simple except few hikes on the way.
- Chalal, another famous village in the Parvati valley is also on the way to Rasol. Chalal can be reached from Kasol in just half an hour.
- As it is said that it is never about the destination it is always about the Journey. This phrase suits perfect when you trek to Rasol village. The beauty of the serene mountains and rawness of forest is something which will make your heart pound widely.
Top Things to Do In Rasol and Around
Visiting Kasol is one of the best things to do in Rasol. It is a beautiful as well as peaceful village located at a distance of 32kmfrom Bhuntar (nearest airport) in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. This village lies adjacent to gurgling Parvati river where you can sit along the river and enjoy the tranquility and peace offered by nature. The specialty of the place lies in the trekking routes to various places like Malana, Chalaal, Kheerganga etc. Kasol is abode for the trekkers, backpackers and for those who cannot control their adrenaline rush. The cafés in the area offer you world-class cuisines which will definitely make your mouth water.
Tosh is one of the most beautiful village after Kasol in Parvati valley. If you guys are planning a trip to Rasol then Tosh should always be on your wish list. Snow-capped peaks, lush green landscapes and the freezing temperature are some of the basic characteristics of village Tosh. If you are planning a weekend of 2-3 days then Parvati valley is the best option but never come here with your families.
Tosh is small village in Parvati valley and is located at a distance of 21 Km from Kasol. This village has recently become a hub of bag packers who come flocking here in search of parties or cheap accommodation. Tosh is not that expensive as compare to Kasol. The guest houses and the hotels are available both at the entrance and far end of the village.
Food in the village is served in the local cafes and stalls. Pizza, omelets’, toast are few of the easily accessible things in the village. Maggie can also be another great option for a budget bag packer.
Manikaran is a holy destination in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh along the banks of river Parvati. This place lies at an distance of 34km from Bhuntar (nearest airport) and lies at distance of 4km from Kasol which is also referred to as mini Israel. Manikaran is holy center for both Hindus as well as Sikhs. The legendary tales states that once the wife of lord Shiva, Parvati dropped her earings in the spring of Manikaran which led to the uprising of hot water from the place. On the other hand Sikhs believe that the third Udasi, Guru Nanak Dev Ji came to this place in 1574 with his disciples. After some time one of his disciple felt hungry. So they went to collect food but the only problem was that there was no fire to cook. Then Guru Nanak lifted the stone in Manikaran and the spring of hot water came out of the earth Surface.
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Kheerganga is situated at an altitude of 2960m approximately. 12km trek to kheerganga falls under the easy category of difficulty level, half of which is normal walk till Rudranaag and another half is mild climb, covered with pine trees which soon opens to the meadows of kheerganga.
Kheerganga is situated in Parvati Valley at a distance of 22 km from Manikaran. For Kheerganga, one has to go by motor-able road up to a place called ‘Barshaini’ and from there to Kheerganga on foot. This trek leads through hilly terrain. This is the place where ‘Kartik Ji’, the elder son of ‘Lord Shiva’ remained in ‘samadhi’ for thousands of years
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