For those who live in the cities, a scenic getaway to the mountains is quite rejuvenating. The peace and serenity is unmatchable there, especially when you are living in the daily hustle-bustle of the city. Parvati Valley is one such place in the state of Himachal Pradesh, where you will forget about all the stress in your life. It is one of those destinations where you go to just slow down.
How to reach
From Delhi you can take a bus from Majnu-ka-Tilla to Bhuntar. This trip will cost you around Rs 1100. From Bhuntar you can take a cab to Kasol and there you can find many homestays and hotels in Kasol. The cab will charge you approximately Rs 1000 and accommodation cost will start from Rs 800.
Enjoy the beauty of Kasol and take some time to rest. You can go and relax on the banks of Beas and Parvati river or can even take a short walk to Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara. A pro-tip is that don’t miss the langar and kada prasad at the gurudwara.
For shoppers, Kasol can be a good choice. It has a local market where you can go on a shopping spree, buying souvenirs to take back home.
The spectacular Kheer Ganga Trek
After enjoying in Kasol, it’s time for the awesome Kheer Ganga trek. It is a must-have experience. The trek will take you through the amazing beauty of lush green hills. You can start your journey by taking a cab for Rs 1000 to Barshaini village. From these your trek will start as the road ends there,
In order to complete the trek, you can take two routes – one is via the villages and the other is through the forest.
Once you reach Kheer Ganga, you can opt to stay at a campsite. The prices for different camps vary and the price for one is approximately Rs 1300. The best way to get relaxed is by taking a dip in the hot springs amid snow-clad mountains.
When to visit?
The best time to visit Kheerganga is from April to June and September to November. During this period, the Parvati valley receives light showers. It turns into a dream destination for anyone.
So when are you going?