Exploring the charm and uniqueness of Kasol with Sania Iyappan

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Sania Iyappan is an actress who loves to travel. Sania has always shared her travel pictures from her various visits to India and abroad. Right now her insta feeds are filled with her vacation pictures to Kasol. She has posted about walking through the trees and enjoying the waterfall. You can see her wearing a gray top and a mini skirt. Check out her pictures in which she is with one of the actor dogs who accompanies the tourists in Kasol.

Earlier this month she had posted a photo of herself posing in front of the Taj Mahal. Just before that, you can see the trekking pictures and videos from Nainital posted on Sania's Instagram. Sania describes it as the best day of her life. Kasol is located at an elevation of 1640 m above sea level, 42 km east of Kulu, a popular tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the River Parvati, this place is a paradise for tourists.

The Himalayan mountains that rise to the sky, the lush greenery of the place, and the beautiful weather that one enjoys throughout the year are not the only factors that attract tourists to this place. The fact that it is not densely populated is another attraction. The base camp for Himalayan trekking is in Kasol. It is also the starting point for trekking to places like Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parbati Pass and Khiriganga. This is also an ideal place for water rafting. Youth Hostel offers low-cost trekking facilities here. The best time to visit this place is during the winters from December to February.

Nine things to do at Kasol
: Visit the Traditional Village: Located at a height of 2400 meters, Tosh is known as a traditional village visited by thousands of tourists every year. Adorning itself with cannabis plantations, Tosh is home to spectacular views of hills that embellish themselves with Himalayan vegetation. What Tosh actually does is enriching you with the experience of the authentic culture of Himachal Pradesh. Besides some of the most popular cafes, Tosh is known for its beautiful homestays. The cafes in Kasol serve a diverse range of Israeli foods because of the huge number of Israelis traveling throughout the year.

Try Israeli Food: Apart from being a hippie paradise, Kasol is also a haven for great food, albeit little known. Tucked amidst wilderness, in a remote corner of the world, Kasol is flocked by young Israelis. Hence the name Mini Israel. The influence is clearly visible in the Hebrew inscribed signboards and abundantly available Israeli food. When in Kasol don’t hunt for fancy. Streetside cafes serve excellent food. Eat outdoors if you can. There is no dirt threatening to get into your food in this pristine valley. A view of the immense hills and dark green forests just makes your eating experience that much better. Do try the ‘Turquoise Kasol’ and ‘The Evergreen’ for a taste of Israeli food.

Visit Manikaran Sahib: Manikaran Sahib is a Gurudwara, situated at a distance of about 6 kilometres from Kasol. Visiting Manikaran Sahib is one of the best things to do. Located by the Gurudwara, one can take a dip in the hot springs washing away all sins as believed by the locals out there. At present, the Gurudwara is under renovation, but it is a must-visit place if you are planning to hit Kasol.

Sample rice beer: A must-try when here is the rice beer which is a famous addition to the world by Kasol, because of the amazing experience, delicious taste, and absolutely no alcohol content. It is one of the best things to do in Kasol. It is also known as ‘Chang’ and is worth the visit.

Moon Dance Cafe: If you are looking for the best things to do in Kasol with your friends, Moon Dance Cafe should top your list. This cafe adorns itself with spectacular views of adjacent mountains and valleys. Preferred by many, this cafe unravels the opportunity for you to have some great conversations. If you are here for breakfast, you must try dishes such as bread rolls, scrambled eggs, and so on. While there might be other cafes which are actually better, Moon Dance Cafe has its own charm and authenticity.

Visit Malana: A prehistoric village, Malana is best known for its serene and outlying environment from the rest of the world, and of course the controversial cannabis. It’s a place that’s really not that accessible because the people of Malana like to consider themselves a superior race (descendant of Alexander the Great). However, as you hear your friends talking about the place you will surely be attracted to. People living in Malana lead a simple and extraordinary life at the same time, where they speak in Kanashi, a language different than what usually is spoken, celebrating its own festivals like Malana Fulgi mostly in the second week of February and Malana Shaun on 15th August.

Shopping: Stroll to the local flea market to pick souvenirs for family and friends. The flea market of Kasol sells items like semi-precious stones, pendants, and other trinkets. Bob Marley T-shirts abound alongside that of Lord Shiva, incidentally both pot-smoking icons. Winter clothing like pullovers, caps, and coats can be bought at astoundingly low prices. Travelling to Kasol from Delhi could take anything between 8-14 hours depending upon your mode of transportation. If you take a bus from Delhi, you will be dropped at Bhuntar from where you need to take a local bus or book a cab to Kasol. A well-laid-out travel plan includes things to do and places to be on the list. Apart from Kasol, Himachal provides other great hideaways to unwind in the lap of nature.

Hype Music Festival in Kasol: One of the most famous events held here, it is a package that brings together a range of fun experiences for you. Aside from an unrivalled array of musical performances by internationally renowned DJs, you can expect to immerse your senses in barbeque, bonfire, and other enjoyable activities. The psychedelic decoration and light effects contribute to the surreal vibes generated by the tunes and beats. This combination of festivities and the cool mountain air creates an unforgettable experience, making it one of the most enjoyable things to do in Kasol, therefore, making your visit to Kasol way more fun and exciting than any other place to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

Spend some time at the Iconic Parvati River: Parvati River is without a doubt the best part of Kasol! Water as white as milk and crashing waves - the beauty of this place can’t be described in words! You can literally stay here for hours and still not get over the picturesque scenery! Also, be sure to check out all the cool cafes and restaurants that lie nearby.  

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