Kasol and Parvati valley are two prominent places which pops in the every list of places to visit in Himachal. But first timers may have confusion relating to Kasol and Parvati valley. So here I am comparing and Kasol vs Parvati valley.
Kasol actually is the major tourist town in Parvati valley. While Parvati valley is a large area including other famous places like Tosh, Malana, Kheerganga etc. So in this blog I am basically comparing Kasol and the rest of the Parvati valley.
Kasol Vs Parvati valley – All You Need To Know
To clear a major confusion that people might have, Kasol is actually a major town in Parvati valley. So visiting Kasol and Parvati valley are kind of the same thing.
Of course there are other famous places in Parvati valley apart from Kasol like Tosh, Malana etc. So in this blog I am going to be comparing Kasol vs the rest of the places in the valley.
Kasol Vs Parvati Valley – Ease of Reach
Kasol is the major town of the Parvati valley. While Parvati valley is a large region that includes famous places like Malana, Manikaran, Tosh, Kalga, Pulga, apart from the major town of Kasol.
To reach Parvati valley you need to first get to Bhunter in Kullu and once you take diversion towards Kasol from Bhunter, Parvati valley basically starts.
While to reach Kasol is takes around an hour to reach from Bhunter and is it a distance of around 30 km from Bhunter.
So basically Parvati valley is just a large region with Kasol being its main town. So its kind of a same thing to reach Kasol or Parvati valley. And it takes around 14 hours from Delhi.
Kasol Versus Parvati Valley – In Terms Of Places to Visit
The places to visit in Parvati valley are just incredible scenic which include beautiful landscapes of dreamy Pine forests, beautiful rivers and rivulets, and snow-capped peaks.
Here are some places to visit near Kasol which include Chalal, Katagla, Choj, Rashol, Grahan etc.
Places to visit in Parvati valley will obviously include Kasol and all the places nearby along with popular places like Malana, Tosh, Kheerganga, Kalga, etc.
By the way here is a detailed comparison blog between Kasol and Jibhi. I am sure this will be helpful to first time travelers.
Kasol Vs Parvati Valley – In Terms Of Stay Options
Kasol being the main town of Parvati has a lot more options accommodation options than any other place in the Parvati valley. You can get hostels, guesthouses, hotels as per your comfort and budget.
After Kasol the only place in Parvati valley which comes close too varied accommodation options is the tourist village of Tosh. Other places with basic accommodation include Malana, Kalga, Pulga etc.
So Kasol being the main has the most options when it comes to accommodation in Parvati valley. While you can get decent but basic guesthouses, hostels in other places of Parvati valley.
By the way here is a detailed comparison blog between Kasol vs Tosh. I am sure this will be helpful to first time travelers.
Kasol Versus Parvati Valley – Budget Travel
Kasol and other places in Parvati valley like Tosh are all known for being a heaven for budget travelers.
You get inexpensive guesthouses and hostels in Kasol and other places in Parvati valley. So you can easily restrict your spending on accommodation at around 300 to 500 INR per day.
And if you avoid eating at expensive cafes in Kasol and Tosh and eat at the Dhabas, you can restrict you food speeding to around 250 to 300. So you can easily restrict your daily spending per day in Kasol at around INR 700.
By the way here is a detailed comparison blog between Kasol and Chalal. I am sure this will be helpful to first time travelers.
Kasol Vs Parvati Valley – In Terms Of Cafes
Kasol being the major tourist resort of Parvati valley has a lot of decent cafes which serve delicious multi-cuisine delicacies. Tosh and Kalga are the only other places with some decent cafes due to a surge in tourist footfall in the recent years.
Famous cafes in Kasol include Evergreen Cafe, Jim morisons cafe, Bhoj Cafe, Little Italy, Freedom Cafe. Panj Tara Cafe etc. While some famous Cafes in Tosh include Boom Shiva Cafe, Stone Edge Cafe, Pinki Didi Cafe.
Please note that eating out at Cafes all the time can be an expensive affair.
Kasol Versus Parvati Valley – Hiking And Trekking
By now, I think you know that Kasol is essentially an important town in Parvati valley. So there are plenty of popular hikes to high mountain passes, pretty villages, splendid meadows in Parvati valley including Kasol.
Some of the popular hikes which start from Kasol include Sar pass trek, Hike to Rashol village, Hike to Grahan village.
Treks and hikes which start from other parts of Parvati valley like Tosh, Barshaini, Malana, Kalga etc include Sara Umga La, Animal Pass trek, Kutla hike, Waichin valley, Dev Roopa trek, and of course the most popular Kheerganga trek.
By the way here is a detailed comparison blog between Tosh vs Malana sure this will be helpful to first time travelers.
Kasol Vs Parvati – In Terms Of Internet Connectivity
So all the major mobile networks like Jio, Airtel, Vodafone work in Kasol. But same is not the case in the other parts of the Parvati valley.
Only Jio 4g works properly in the higher villages of Paravti valley like Tosh, Malana, Kalga with decent internet connectivity. Vodafone and Airtel work only on 2g which is only good enough for making calls in Tosh and Malana.
Only BSNL works in like Rashol, Grahan. Kheerganga does not have decent mobile network. So do keep this in my mind before making a visit to these places in Parvati valley.
To conclude, I hope all your queries between Kasol and Parvati valley are now cleared with this detailed comparison. In case you have queries reach out in the comments below.