It is a small village along the Parvati river. The village comes under Kullu district. Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib is situated a few kilometers from the Kasol village. The place is an extreme example of Himalayan beauty and peace. Mostly untouched by the outer world makes it the best choice for the nomadic and hippies.
How To Reach Kasol?
Bus services are available from Delhi. All the buses going for Kullu passes through the small town Bhuntar. The route for Kasol cuts from Bhuntar and is about 30 kilometer. Bhuntar also has a small airport. Direct bus from Delhi to Kasol is difficult to find so opt for the Bhuntar and change from there for Kasol.
Why Kasol is the best destination for hippies?
The small villages are situated quite distant from the main cities. The nearest town from Kasol is Bhuntar which is about 30 kilometers distant in the Himalayas. As it is away from the towns and cities, situated along with the river valley and due to the availability of basic amenities. It becomes the first choice for those how are searching the place for peace, spirituality, drugs, sex, and adventure.
Why Kasol is known as Mini Israel?
Not only Kasol but many areas such as Kangra, Dharamshala, old Manali, Vashistha are some other places have a good number of Jews footprint from Israel. According to some estimation around 70%, foreign visitors of these place are Israelis. According to the sources the Israelis are moving in groups and rarely mix with others.
“The peaceful valley has become a safe haven for lakhs of Jews who migrate here for many reasons – including karmic cleansing, and an uninterrupted feast of drugs, adventure, and sex,” adds The Mail.
Israel is lying near the sea and mostly a desert and crowded by cities so such Himalayan beauty is rare in Israel. The recent increasing relationship between India and Israel makes them feel India like a second home.
After completing tough and tired military training, they come to India for relaxation and spend some time in peace. For that Himalayas are the best destination.
According to some sources, a decade before Israeli people started visiting the Kasol and then some of them settled here. Now the place becomes the hub of the travelers who are coming here in groups. Israeli people feel safer here because locals villagers are also trying to provide the services according to there need and thus the tourists are contributing a lot to the economy of the local village. As the Kasol becomes the hub of Israeli travelers, the locals are getting employment in the hospitality sector.
Mostly Israelis settled here and working as to provide shelter to the Israeli tourists. Thus more and more Israelis are attracted towards the place and helping in the development of the local economy.