why you should not visit Tosh? confused! You don’t have to be.
Tosh is one of the most beautiful village after Kasol in Parvati valley. Snow-capped peaks, lush green landscapes and the freezing temperature are some of the basic characteristics of village Tosh.
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.
The main occupation of the people in Parvati valley is the production of Hashish. May that place be Kasol, Malana, Tosh, Pulga or any other village. Apple orchards are also a big source of income for the local people. Wooden houses in the village are excellent example of architecture of Mountain people.
Places to Visit Around Tosh
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.
it is a village which lies in close proximity to Kasol and Manikaran everyone knows why it is so famous. Yes definitely it’s the M cream or the Malana cream. Kasol has always been a destination for the weed lovers who want to enjoy their life in the midst of smokeoffered by nature. Parvati valley offers you that which is difficult to find anywhere in the entire country and that makes this place unique. The rave parties of chalaal are renowned throughout for the magical stuff and the magical mood that will take you away from this planet. Trekking route from Kasol to chalaal is quite busy due to some above mentioned things and hence its also considered heaven for the smokers.
it is a difficult trek of 13 Kms uphill from Varshaini. To reach Varshani you need to go through Manikaran,On your way to kheerganga you will cross many bridges and waterfalls. The trek is very famous for it’s rawness and the hot water springs. People travel to Kheerganga as it has a temple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and the holy hot water springs are believed to have healing properties. The panaromic view of the surroundings and the sky from Kheerganga is an absolute delight to the eyes.
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 tranquillity and peace offered by nature. The specialty of the place lies in the trekking routes to various places like Malana, Chalaal, Kheerganga etc and you can definitely visit Manikaran which is at a distance of 4km from Kasol. 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.
The answer to the ultimate question as to why you shouldn’t be visiting Tosh is
that you might not ever recover from the mindboggling experiences that you will witness there and you might leave your heart there, as I did.
Best time to visit Tosh
I have visited Tosh number of times and it is among my favorite places in parvati valley. The lush green meadows and the gurgling sound of water flowing along the trek to Tosh is magical. So if you are planning a trip to Tosh than I would suggest you to plan it around May or September.
- The crowd during May – June is mind boggling. If you are looking for solo travel and want to make some new friends during the trip than May is perfect month for Tosh
- The second reason would be the pleasant weather. As you all know this year Himachal Pradesh has witnessed number of landslides which took number of life’s. So i would suggest you not to travel during the monsoons.
- This is also the time when Kasol becomes the party hub so if you are planning for a trip along with some fun then May month is for you
- September is my personal favorite month for trip to Parvati valley. The best thing about this time period is that the crowd is very less during the month of September as compare to the other months of May and June.
- The second reason is that being an off season in the valley everything becomes cheaper from Bike renting to staying in the camps.
- And the last but not the least reason is the pleasant weather. This is the time when you can see the lush green meadows and the amazing waterfall on the way.
So these were few things which I thought of sharing with you guys so that you can plan a much better trip next time and do not commit those mistakes which I committed.