Kasol is the perfect place for a weekend trip, but if you’re not exploring nature and adventure retreats in the vicinity you’ll miss it. Therefore here are Kasol’s best weekend trips – they’re all a trek or a drive away.
Malana is renowned for its pristine natural beauty, serenity, and Malana Cream just an hour’s drive from Kasol (premium-quality cannabis). Visitors can relax in the countryside, marvel at the sculptured temples, or walk nearby (as well as smoke cannabis, should you wish). The highest treks in the region are Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba.
You can get directions to this ancient village by taxi. Alternatively, through a Jari or Naggar hike, which is difficult and full of worthy shots of Instagram.
Tosh is just 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from Kasol for a super fast and quiet weekend. It’s just where its appeal lies – its green hills, the snowy mountains of this village, and its rare nature and peaceful vibe all attract visitors. There’s nothing to do in this village. There are frequent trance and psychedelic parties and there are many uninterrupted walks around, including the popular Kheerganga.
The ancient town of Naggar is located about 60 km (37.2 miles) from Kasol. The city is tiny but has many visitors to give. Naggar brings a rich past with its astonishing architecture, a fusion of Himalayan and Western styles, through Naggar Castle of the 15th century and Uruswati Himalayan Museum of Volkskunst of the 19th century, an exhibit of Russian folk art, stone carvings, and traditional instruments.
The city is rich in spiritual inquiries with many beautiful temples – the Gauri Shankar temple of Naggar Castle, the Tripura Sundari wooden temple, and the Jagatipatt Temple of the earthquake resistance. This city is not left, outdoor explorers. The surrounding countryside offers outdoor opportunities for adventurers, from trout fishing to trekking.
It is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the hill station in Kasol. Manali offers spiritual attractions, such as Hadimba Devi Temple, the Ancient Temple of Vashisht, Himalayan Nyingmappa Gompa, and Gadhan Thekchokling Gompa, as well as the majestic views of its snow-covered mountain and a multitude of adventure opportunities from paragliding and zorbing to hiking and mountaineering.
Bir Billing dubbed the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’ is the place to enjoy the weekend. In the area, there are also Buddhist convents, Palpung Sherabling, and the Monastery of Chokling, along with paragliding and other outdoor adventures, from camping through to football, which provides tourists with a much needed spiritual retreat.
The picturesque ski resort of Narkanda is a two-hour drive from Kasol and is perfect for people looking for peace and serenity in the mountains. For beginners and seasoned skiers, the city provides a wide range of winter sports and skiing options. Other attractions, as the highest point in Shimla district, at 3656.7 meters, such as the Hatu Peak, are worth visiting, the Tannu Jubbar Lake and Stokes Farm’s apple orchards.
Shimla, located about 228 km from Kasol, is a great choice for a long weekend getaway. Shimla is a great place to be in. This hill station has everything for everyone from historic homes, museums, and theaters to picturesque cafés, heritage hotels to lively shopping streets and plenty of adventure. In the winter, the beauty of the Queen of Hills improves when it’s covered with snow. A view to look out!
Barot is a small village situated on the Uhl river banks, just five hours away from Kozol. The village is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and beautiful Himalayans and thick deodar forests, providing hours of fun for lovers of adventure. Recreational sports abound from hiking to angling and camping. Alternatively, the Himalayan wildlife variety like leopards, a black Himalayan Bear, wildlife at the Nargu wildlife sanctuary would also inspire the wildlife explorer.
Dharamshala is a beautiful hillside resort about 219 km from Kasol, offering tourists of any kind, whether they be adventures, architecture buffs, or spiritual seekers. The city has lovely monasteries, picturesque cafés, lively shopping centers, and various historical and cultural attractions.
The magnificent scenery of the snow-capped Dhauladhar, luxuriant trees, valleys, and beautiful waterways will appeal to those looking for adventure, including hiking and boating. In the area, it is worth exploring its suburbs, including Ramnagar, Dharamkot, and McLeod Ganj.
Kufri is a small hill station, nestled at an altitude of 2630 meters, located near Shimla and approximately a 7-hour drive from Kasol. Kufri is nothing short of a paradise for adventurers and nature lovers with snow-laden mountains, thick forests, picturesque valleys, and pristine natural beauty. Come to this place if you want to enjoy adventure sports like hiking, trekking, cycling, go-karting or if you want to live with nature in a peaceful and calm environment.