Kasol

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Kasol
Hill Station
Kasol Mountain View
Kasol Mountain View
Nickname(s): Mini Israel of India
Kasol is located in Himachal Pradesh
Kasol
Kasol
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Kasol is located in India
Kasol
Kasol
Kasol (India)
Coordinates: 32°00′35″N 77°18′55″E / 32.00972°N 77.31528°E / 32.00972; 77.31528
Country India
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictKullu
Area
 • Total0.36 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Elevation1,580 m (5,180 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code01907
Vehicle registrationHP- HP-
Nearest cityKullu
LiteracyLow%
Climatecool (Köppen)

Kasol is a hamlet in the district Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, northern India.[1][2] It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar and Manikaran. It is located 30 km from Bhuntar[3] and 3.5 km from Manikaran. Kasol is the Himalayan hotspot for backpackers.[4] and acts as a base for nearby treks to Malana and Kheerganga. It is called Mini Israel of India due to strong Jewish history and heritage found here.[5]


Climate[edit]

Kasol has good weather throughout the year and receives fair amount of snowfall from late December to February. Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as humid subtropical (Cfa).[6]

Places to visit near Kasol[7][edit]

  • Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara
  • Grahan Village
  • Kheerganga trek
  • Tosh
  • Kalga
  • Pulga
  • Rashol
  • Chalal
  • Malana
  • Jari
Climate data for Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
14.2
(57.6)
18.8
(65.8)
24
(75)
28.2
(82.8)
29.3
(84.7)
25.9
(78.6)
25
(77)
24.6
(76.3)
22.2
(72)
18.3
(64.9)
14.2
(57.6)
21.4
(70.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
9.7
(49.5)
14
(57)
18.7
(65.7)
22.9
(73.2)
24.3
(75.7)
22.3
(72.1)
21.7
(71.1)
20.6
(69.1)
17.5
(63.5)
13.3
(55.9)
9.7
(49.5)
16.8
(62.3)
Average low °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
5.2
(41.4)
9.2
(48.6)
13.4
(56.1)
17.6
(63.7)
19.4
(66.9)
18.8
(65.8)
18.4
(65.1)
16.7
(62.1)
12.8
(55)
8.4
(47.1)
5.3
(41.5)
12.4
(54.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 111
(4.37)
108
(4.25)
155
(6.1)
103
(4.06)
100
(3.94)
93
(3.66)
324
(12.76)
276
(10.87)
160
(6.3)
70
(2.76)
27
(1.06)
55
(2.17)
1,582
(62.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 1582m)[6]

Transport[edit]

There are different transport options available to reach Kasol. To reach Kasol one must first reach Bhuntar from where you have the option to use the Bus service which is available hourly and is available only between 8AM to 6PM. However, the local Taxi Service is available all the times. Bhuntar also has the nearest Kullu–Manali Airport (IATA: KUU, ICAO: VIBR). Kasol being one of the most famous tourist places in the region has frequent local bus service running from Manali.[8] There is no direct flight or rail connectivity to Kasol.[9]

Festivals[edit]

Kasol Music Festival is one of the famous music festival in Kasol which happens on every new year eve. People from around the globe gather for this festival.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Say 'High' - Kasol". Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  2. ^ NREGA report
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  4. ^ "www.kasol.net - The website of Kasol". Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  5. ^ Why Israeli tourists in Kasol, called mini-Israel, are euphoric about Modi's visit
  6. ^ a b "Kasol - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  7. ^ "Kasol Trip Planner | A Complete Guide to Kasol - Being Himalayan". Being Himalayan. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  8. ^ "My first trip to India - Kasol & Tosh". Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  9. ^ "How to Reach KASOL?". Retrieved 2017-12-09.