The Best Time to Visit Kasol

Are you looking for the hills? For peaks covered in snow and sometimes obscured by mist? Are you looking to trek to mountain tops with rucksacks tied to your bag and a hill or two where even your friends could accompany you? Are you looking for perfect vacay photos? For charming rural life scenes, right next to one of India’s most famous tourist destinations? Are you looking for two tourist spots within a third and for some rare snowfall? And all of this even as a short holiday getaway? Don’t believe me at all? WELL, I have one word, the name of this paradise for you: Kasol! Located into Himachal Pradesh, this beauty of a place experiences agreeable climate year-round, and you can go visit any time from October to June each year, but March to May are the best months to all extents and purposes.

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Months                     Conditions               Our Recommendation
March to JuneMost of the tourist prefer summer time, as the climate is really pleasant. You will surely enjoy sightseeing and other tourist activities including trekking and camping.Popular Tourist Season
July to SeptemberMonsoon is a little risky time to visit Kasol, as the place receives rainfall at times. There are chances of landslides but you will get good deals during these months.Ideal Time
October to FebruaryWinter times are also less favourable as the winters are harsh here. Roads get blocked. Only if you crave to go and are physically fit, only then you should go.Off Season

Summers in Kasol are when the tourist season kicks in for stays. The days are warm, but not as uncomfortably hot as the rest of India, and it is the perfect time to go sightseeing to the enormous number of attractive tourist spots here, or indulge in adventure sports like trekking to get your adrenaline going. This is the time when tourists throng to the place so you may like to complete your hotel booking well in advance.

Monsoons in Kasol are for tourists who are willing to stretch their definition of comfort a bit. That being said, although Kasol is beautiful like always, it is not a good time to make a visit to it now. As with all hilly regions, the land turns unsafe and uncommunicative as landslides and natural disasters are common, and sightseeing is dampened to almost nil by rains. Adventure sports are out of the question as well and another potential danger source is the chance of cloudbursts.

Winters in Kasol shouldn’t be visited if you are not intensely interested exclusively in watching the snow fall. The winters are harshly, bitingly cold and people may face physical discomfort. It may be too cold to go sightseeing or perform outdoor activities. On the upside, you can book tickets at your leisure because the place isn’t really crowded at this time of the year.

How to Reach Kasol

Kasol can be reached by air through the nearest Bhuntar airport, after which you can take a taxi to your hotel. By rail, you can alight at the Chandigarh or Pathankot railway stations and then hire conveyance to hotels. By road, there are buses of Himachal Pradesh that ply to Kasol, also connecting into the circuit places like Dharamshala.

Kasol India
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What to Do and See in Kasol

  • Kullu

One of the most famous tourist places in India on its own right. It has lots of hilly greenery, mountains and snowy peaks, actual snow, picturesque landscapes, calm crystal waters flowing for everyone to see and a tranquil ambience.

  • Manali

Whenever an Indian traveller worth his or her salt speaks of Kullu, the name that involuntarily escapes his lips along with it is Manali. Another hilly tourist destination abounding in lush calming greenery, snow, sky high mountain ranges and lakes and rivers like mirrors, Manali is the second place to be in Kasol.

  • Kheer Ganga

It’s a trek but quite a non-tiring one, and at the top you are rewarded with a most breathtaking view and a rejuvenating and surprisingly pleasant hot spring as an added bonus.

  • Bhuntar Town

The town that shares its name with the local airport, this town is perfect for lazy tourists on lazy days and is plenty relaxing. It has scenic drives to it and is located in a valley.

Kasol is one place to be this vacation if you are looking for a whale of a time. This is the perfect package, from trees to lakes to mountains to trek trails it has got it all. You are bound to have the most relaxing vacation of your life yet, and also to be blown away anew by Dame Nature’s mesmerising beauty. But take care, lest you end up in unfavourable season, literally. Plan ahead using this handy tour guide, and select a time Kasol is at its best so that it offers the best it has to you. Make head way for summer, happy Kasol to you!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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