Kasol is a village situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar to Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It is located 42 km east of Kullu at the height of 1640 meters. Kasol is partitioned into Old Kasol and New Kasol on the either side of the bridge.
Kasol has recently transformed into a hub for backpackers, who are attracted to the scenic valley, untouched hills, low population, and great climate throughout the year. Kasol is also a base for Trekking in the area, to Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parbati Pass and Khiriganga. Natural growth of the herbal drug Charas, which is considered to be India`s best quality, is a significant attraction in the valley of Kasol and the nearby villages which are on higher grounds.
The shops in the village of Kasol have western food and clothes. There is only one school which has classes up to 7th grade. The nearest college is in Kullu. People in the village also grow a few vegetables and sell it. There are many restaurants on the both sides of the main road of Kasol along with Foreign Money Exchange. The nearest ATM is within 25 kms at Jhari while all other facilities are availaible at Bhuntar (40 kms). Plenty of guest houses and hotels are available at quite cheap tariffs. Bhuntar is the nearest airport which also has a couple of banks and ATM centres.