Forget Kasol And Visit The Unexplored Rasol On Your Next Visit To Himachl Pradesh

by Sanjana Shenoy
Forget Kasol And Visit The Unexplored Rasol On Your Next Visit To Himachl Pradesh

As revenge travel continues with fervour in India, you might be seeking a destination that offers scenic beauty yet seclusion. With the Covid-19 pandemic fears still looming, smart travel is all about visiting unexplored destinations, devoid of touristy crowds. Tucked away in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, lies Rasol. Not to be mistaken with Kasol, this is a hidden getaway that welcomes visitors with lush greenery and charming wooden cottages. Read on to know why you must visit Rasol, instead of Kasol this holiday season.

Rasol Has Charming Wooden Cottages Amid Lush Greenery

Nestled around 3 to 4 km trek from Kasol, the hilly getaway of Rasol in Himachal Pradesh is a magical destination. Surrounded by pine trees, home to around 100 wooden cottages, Rasol’s charm lies in its unexplored nature. Embark on a fulfilling trek from Chalal village to reach Rasol. You’d come across signboards which read “Magic Rasol” that’s when you know you’ve reached your abode. The locals are wary of tourists after witnessing the after-effects of tourism at popular destinations like Manali and Shimla So it’s important to follow social distancing rules to ensure their safety.

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Play Punjee With Locals & Relish Home Cooked Meals

Ar Rasol, you’d notice a widespread hippie culture. On an evening stroll, you’d notice locals engaging in a game of “punjee” which is the town’s own version of chess. Breathe in the natural beauty of the untouched land. Witness the locals busy with agriculture duties and other rural activities like spinning wool and cattle-rearing. You can stay in a cosy little wooden cottage or homestay, feast on local delicacies and spend a memorable time at this winter paradise.

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Visit Jamdagini Rishi Temple & Trek To Kheer Ganga

When in Rasol, visit the village temple that is dedicated to Jamdagini Rishi, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The locals ever the deity Lord Jamdagini, who is believed to be very powerful. Adventure enthusiasts can go on an exhilarating trek to Kheer Ganga. Situated 3500m above at the extreme end of the Parvati valley it boasts gorgeous views. There’s a small Lord Shiva temple and a bathing tank in Kheer Ganga. One can take a bath in the hot spring during the cold snow-capped winters. So, these are some of the things you can do in Rasol. But we’d suggest you interact with locals, even share a meal in their homes and get up close with the rich culture of Rasol. This is one unexplored getaway that must be on your go-to list.


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