Category: Parvati Valley

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Eight things to do in Kutla, Himachal Pradesh

Kutla is a remote village in Parvati Valley, located at 2800 metres ASL. It is accessible through the village of Tosh and is a three kms trek from there. The trek is scenic, offering spectacular views of snow capped mountains and gushing waterfalls. Here are right things to do in Kutla:   Visit waterfalls - The trek to Kutla starts from the village of Tosh. The trek halfway runs parallel…

A quick getaway from Tosh: Kutla, Himachal Pradesh

Located at 9186 feet ASL is the village of Kutla. Kutla is lesser explored and has fewer places to stay. Kutla is a quick getaway from Tosh and almost an hour long trek from it. Tosh is famous for its scenic views of snow-capped mountains and snow cover in winters, but it is slowly getting commercialised. Kutla is still untouched and does not have any concrete buildings like Tosh. The…

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Ten things to do at Yolo camp

Yolo camp is around 8 kms from Kasol and is a great place to unwind and relax. This place is located inside Malana Gate and offers a peaceful time in nature's lap. Here are 10 things to do at the Yolo camping site. Sit by the river - Yolo camping is strategically located in front of River Parvati that flows across the Parvati Valley. One can hear the gushing river sound…

For once skip Kasol and trek to Rasol

It was a rainy day in Kasol and the weather forecast predicted rains for the next two days. We stayed at Kasol the previous night and woke up to heavy rains. It seemed like it had rained all night and the snow cover had doubled on the surrounding mountains. We were in a dilemma to choose a place as the actual plan was to trek to Grahan. Since, Grahan was…

Twenty one facts about Parvati Valley

Parvati Valley is the most important remnant of the Hippie trail in India. Himachal Pradesh is infamous for its reputation in mild narcotics and no other place is more famous than Parvati Valley and its shining star Malana. Starting or rather ending at the confluence of the Parvati River and the River Beas, Parvati Valley is a steep, narrow valley dotted with villages. Malana, Kasol, the Sikh and Hindu pilgrimage…

Ten experiences at Yolo camping

Yolo camp located 8 kms from Kasol is a great place to unwind and relax. This place is located inside the Malana gate and will take you closer to nature and help you find peace. Here are 10 experiences to feel at Yolo camping site. Experience the snow melted glacier water- The trail leading to Yolo camp runs parallel to the River Parvati. The cafe and tents are right opposite…

Things I learnt in the Himalayan Winter

Growing up in the chaotic fast paced city of Mumbai, I have always been a sea lover. The sea resonates with me and it reminds me of home. Every time I am in a city that has a coastline I feel at home. The sound of the endless crashing waves soothes me and takes away my stress. Mountains are nice, but every time I visit the mountains, after a while,…

Parashar: Himachal’s best kept secret

Himachal Pradesh, also called as Dev Bhoomi is a vacation pilgrim place for many across India. There are HRTC buses that go from Mandi to Parashar Lake. It takes around three hours to reach Parashar. The journey feels like a destination itself. The roads run through villages, dense pine forests and lastly the road filled with partial white snow. The road offers a spectacular view of snow peaked mountains that will leave you…

The trippy Fairy Forest of Pulga

Pulga is a name of a village located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It's a name and a place a lot of travelers have not come across. On a previous trip made to Parvati Valley, I stayed at Kalga and was stunned by it's beauty. Surrounded by apple orchards and the Himalayas in the backdrop. Since it was a solo trip, there was more time to wander. Upon…

Tosh – A retreat in the Himalayas

Previously having completed the Kheerganga trek, I stayed at Kalga. Spending the new year at Kalga, there were fireworks in the sky from the opposite village and that's when I first heard of Tosh. Having heard a lot of stories of Tosh, Tosh was on my list for a long time. Finally on my second trip to Parvati Valley, I was determined to tick off Tosh on my list. Took…

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