Kasol’s trance parties and the culture of hippie were better known for a long time. Indeed, the first thing people were asking us if we were in weed when we planned to visit here in 2021. Apparently, just to get high and party you only visited Kasol
But it is safe to say that our primary goal of visiting Parvati Valley certainly was not. We visited Kasol because we read about the magnificent Parvati river and the beautiful mountains. Of course, this is a paradise for stoners, but it isn’t just a place for stoning. This is a place where you can finally unwrap your wings and experience in all its glory the beauty of Mother Nature.
However, it’s safe to say that our main goal to visit the Parvati Valley certainly wasn’t. We visited Kasol because we read about the lovely mountains and the splendid Parvati river. Certainly, it is a paradise for stoners, but it is more than only a place of stoning. It is a place to finally unravel your wings and experience Mother Nature’s beauty in all its glory.
We have mentioned in this article all the information you need to plan a successful visit to this beautiful place Tosh trek. And for a long weekend, this will cost you no more than 5000 INR. You heard me right! Yes, you heard me right! Actually, you can spend a four-day tour of this popular destination in Himachal Pradesh, read how.
How to Reach Kasol
Now you may wonder how to reach Kasol and then those other places that blow your mind. Don’t worry, we’ll cover that as well. This popular Himachal destination can ideally be reached in various ways.
The Bhuntar airport is approximately 32 km away from Kasol’s closest airport. Delhi and Chandigarh fly regularly to Bhuntar so you can reach either of them. If you plan to travel from Delhi to Kasol and want to spend no time on the road, it is a good option to fly.
You can take a bus from Bhuntar to Kasol for about 2.5-3 hours, from which it takes 80 –100 INR. Private taxis for 700 – 1000 INR are also available here, which take about 1.5-2 hours to arrive at Kasol.
The Jogindernagar Railway Station is the closest railway station to Kasol, 125 km away. The journey takes about 10 hours with a passenger train to Jogindernagar from Pathankot Railway Station. The cost of the train is about 50 INR, but only if you have a lot of time to spare.
From here you can take a bus to Kasol that takes about 5-6 hours and costs approximately 150-200 INR. Private taxis can cost about 2500 – 3000 INR from here, too. This is a good and economical option for people planning a trip from Delhi to Kasol but it takes a lot of time.
You can always plan a road trip to Kasol if you start from nearby cities as Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla etc. The area of Kasol is 522 kilometers from Delhi, 290 kilometers from Chandigarh, and 229 kilometers from Shimla. You can leave at 3-4 o’clock early in the evening and reach Kasol.
There would also be a possibility of taking busses to Kasol. Sadly, no direct busses to Kasol are available so you have to get first to Bhuntar/Kullu. Both local buses and private taxis are available to get to Kasol from here. This is a good option for people planning a trip from Delhi to Kasol as several buses to Bhuntar/Kullu are available all day long.
Private / Volvo busses can be used for Bhuntar or Kullu or bus service for the Himachal. The HRTC website will cost you about INR 680 for Bhuntar, INR 700 for Kullu for ordinary buses, and you can book a ticket for your own.
Hirsute and Volvo are also available in the two locations ranging from 1100 to 1500 INR. You may check for a cheaper Volvo service for private coaches like Redbus, Goibibo, etc.
Bhuntar/Kullu to Kasol
You find options on both buses and cabins once you’ve reached Bhuntar. Of course, busses will cost you about 50 INR per person somewhere cheaper. It takes 3-4 hours to get to Kasol, however. I’d advise against it if you’re short on time.
For seven people from Bhuntar, a cab would cost you about 1500-2000 INR, which you could share with others. That’s what we’ve done, at least. The journey between Bhuntar and Kasol took us only 2 hours and cost us around 200 INR per person. And hey, on the way too, we made new friends!