High On Himachal

What comes to your mind when you are fired from the job? For me, it was traveling to Himachal Pradesh. I would be lying if I say I was not scared or clueless about the future. But, after a mental turmoil, I decided to give it a break & travel to some new place to rewire my brain; Himachal Pradesh tour was must.

The beauty of the place is unmatched & pics are enough to get you going. I have planned for Himachal but the plan never took off. But, this time I was determined to change the history. I shortlisted three places which I wanted to cover. One of these places was Kasol. Kasol is known for its green & most of the travelers plan to visit Kasol only to smoke up. I shortlisted three places; Kasol, Tosh & Kheerganga for my first trip to Himachal. Most of the people will support the fact that, mentioned names are the must-visit places in Himachal Prades.

Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh:

Kasol:

Kasol is very commercialized as per my liking. The place is crowded with people & it is difficult to find a calm & peaceful place to sit & enjoy. Kasol is much bigger in comparison to Tosh & Kheerganga. As mentioned above Kasol is a famous place to smoke up. Apart from smoking up, Iranian cafes & bakeries are locals delight. Do try some bakery product here.

Tosh:

Tosh is a small village located at a drive distance of 2 hrs from Kasol. The village is home to roughly 80 to 100 families & untouched by tourists. The place is an absolute gem for the nature lovers. The majestic views of snow-capped Mountain right outside your window will give you goosebumps. The calmness in nature will allow you to forget all the images of concrete jungles & traffic jams. The sound of waterfall & chirping birds will allow you to forget all of your stress.
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Kheerganga:

Kheerganga is a place known for a natural hot spring on the top of the mountain which is reached by trekking approx 14 Km (medium difficulty trek) from Barshaini. One has to cross beautiful jungles, river & muddy road. It usually takes 6 to 8 hours to reach the top spend a night below the stars & walk back to the hotel the next morning. The best part of the trek is hot spring water & trust me the water is really very hot.

Manali:

I did Manali trip recently. Manali is very famous among the young married couple. There are many attractions to engage the public. The place is perfect for a couple of days. However, there is not much of young crowd compared to the above places. Also, Manali is very commercialized. People generally cover Manali & Kasol in a single trip which I feel is too hectic.

How To Reach Himachal Pradesh:

Direct Bus is available up to Bhunter from Delhi. From Bhunter book a cab or use public buses to Kasol, Tosh & Manikaran or Manali. The cabs are easily available but better to book prior to avoid any hassle. The charges of a bus from Delhi to Bhunter usually cost Rs 1400 per head (charges may change), Bhunter to Tosh (Rs 2200 per cab ). For Manali, direct buses are available till Manali bus station. Hence, no need to change Vehicle at Bhunter.So, the best option will be from Delhi or Chandigarh.

Budget For The Trip


Accommodation:

All the places have a flurry of hotels, from budget to high end there are a lot of options available. It is recommended to book hotels in Manali & Kasol prior as during season most of the good properties are booked in advance. If hotels are too costly then opt for hostels recently hostels have grown in such places.

Food:

There are numerous food outlets & cafes on offer. Israel food is a must to have food. On average the cost of food for 2 people is Rs 600. The quality of food is also good.

PS:I spent Rs 7000 to cover Kasol, Tosh & Kheerganga one time & another 7000 to cover Manali. Both the trips were planned by me. But, If one doesn't want to plan everything by themselves. There are many vendors which offer Himachal Pradesh tourism packages at reasonable prices.
A trip is incomplete without the pics. During the time of this trip, I used an iPhone 6s which clicks awesome pics. So, I would recommend you buying a great camera phone to take some breathtaking pics.

Apart from a phone camera, I use GoPro an adventure camera to shoot video & click photos. The product is pretty handy & captures mind blogging videos. GoPro is easy & handy to use, which makes it a must buy.

5 thoughts on “High On Himachal

  1. That’s an informative post, nice to know about Tosh! Have you been to Triund? Or any idea how the route or trek is. “High on Himachal” sounds apt for the uncharted landscapes 🙂

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