Welcome to Kasol
Stretched along the lovely Parvati River with forested mountains rising all around, Kasol is the main traveller hub in the valley. Although nominally it's divided into Old (west) and New (east) sections by the central bridge, it’s really just one small village, almost overrun with chillum-shops, trinket-sellers and ever-expanding guesthouses. In summertime trance parties are transplanted to the Kasol area from Goa, though things are steadily changing as ultra-budget guesthouses transform themselves into more mainstream hotels. Increasingly the dreadlock crowd is migrating to more offbeat villages, notably around Barshani.