Best 6 Things to Must Do in Parvati Valley
Parvati Valley is situated in the north India state of Himachal Pradesh from the confluence of the Parvati River and The Base River. The Parvati Valley runs eastwards, through a steep-sided valley from the town of Bhunterin the Kullu diss. of Himachal Pradesh.
The Parvati Valley has located an altitude of Approx. 5319m above sea level.
The Parvati Valley has a deserved reputation for its Malana Cream and several villages have been transformed into backpacker hangouts, cheap accommodation, international travelers.
Parvati Valley is the favored holiday destination of mountain lover and mostly who has not tested malana cream.
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Why is it called The Parvati Valley?
It is believed that Shiva, the destroyer, meditated in the mystical Parvati Valley for about 3,000 years. He sat here in the form of a naked ash-smeared sanyasi or naga sadhu. Seasons would come and go, and one day he looked out at this untouched, perfectly sculpted landscape and named it after his consort, Parvati.
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Main Places To Visit Near Parvati Valley:-
Bhuntar is a town and a Nagar panchayat in Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.
It is located at an altitude of 2650m(8701ft) above sea level.
There is nothing more sightseeing here but the journey of Parvati Valley starts from here.
First, you have to take Delhi to Manali bus then you will drop in Bhuntar. Delhi to Bhuntar distance is 483.2km(approx 11 hours) and Bhuntar to Manali distance is 58 km.
Bhuntar is a pick-up and dropping point of Parvati Valley. All Volvo Bus drop in Bhuntar Volvo Bus stop.
Kasol is a small village in Himachal Pradesh. It is 32km from Bhuntar. It is located at an altitude of 1580m above sea level.
There is no sightseeing point but nature is good.
You are interested in malana cream so this is a correct place for you.
Kasol is also known mini Israel because most Israelis live in Kasol. Kasol has a flea market that sells a variety of items, so you can pick up trinkets, souvenirs, pendants, and even semi-precious stones to take back home for other people.
This place is very special for mount lover.
It is situated on the right bank of the Parvati River. From Kasol you can go to Malana, Manikaran, Tosh, Kheerganga, Pulga, Kalga, Pin Parvati etc. Which goes through Kasol.
Malana has its own character that still remains unaffected by the modern civilization.
It is situated on a remote plateau by the side of the torrential Malana river, at a height of 2,652 meters (8,701 ft) above sea level.
It is 39.3 km from bhuntar.
Malana village has recently become so popular in international stoners’ culture that every person wants to visit this little Greece in Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh for the Malana Village lies in proximity to Kasol.
If you’re interested in malana cream, you can visit malana by your interest.
Manikaran is regarded as the pilgrim center of both Hindu and Sikh.
It is a very sacred place. This is famous for Hot water.
It is located at about 1756m above sea level. It is 5km from kasol.
The Sikh has a very famous Gurudwara in here. It is said that Guru Nanak came to this place in 16th century with his disciple Bhai Mardana. Mardana was hungry and they had no food. Guru Nanak sent Mardana to collect food for the langar. Many people donated flour to make Roti. The one problem was that there was no fire to cook the food. Guru Nanak asked Mardana to lift a stone and he complied and a hot spring appeared. As directed by Guru Nanak, Mardana put the rolled chapatis in the spring to his despair the chapatis sank. Guru Nanak then told him to pray to God saying that if his chapatis float back then he would donate one chapati in His name. When he prayed all the chapatis started floating duly baked. Guru Nanak said that anyone who donates in the name of God, his drowned items float back.
Hindu belief when Shiva and Parvati are come out to roaming around then did they see a beautiful place which was surrounded by mountain and was lush green. It is said that they spent in this place for 1100 year. During the stay here, Parvati lost her mani in the waters of a stream. Then Parvati asked Shiva to retrieve it. Shiva commanded his attendant to find the mani for Parvati. When they failed, he got angry. he opened his third eye. Sheshnag was appealed to calm Shiva. Sheshnag came out with boiling water. Water appeared over the entire place, due to this emergency incident, Parvati had forgotten her mani. Shiva and Parvati were happy at the outcome. The name Manikaran is derived from this legend.
Indulge your visual senses as you take on the Tosh valley trek, a trail that will take you across the periphery of the mighty Himalayas.
Tosh is a small village in Parvati Valley.
It is located at about 2,400 meters (7,900 ft) in elevation on a hill near Kasol in the Parvati Valley, surrounded by mountains.
It is 20.1 km from Kasol via manikaran Rd.
This makes Tosh a great place for a quiet vacation amidst nature. There is a good facility of accommodation and meals.
If you will go tosh you feel you are very close to nature. Tosh is surrounded by forest.
Kheerganga is a well-known destination. Even this place is famous for several reasons.
Its is daid to be believed that the elder son of Lord Shiva “KARTHIK” has been meditated in keerganga.
Kheerganga river flows through this area, where we can observe pure transparent stones.
It is about 16.8km from Kasol to Barshaini on road. Kheerganga is almost 3978m (13051ft) above the sea level.
We can reach out Kheerganga by trekking from Barshaini with the distance of 10km.
Trekking for Keerganga starts from Barshaini, bus transportation is available only till Barshaini. Further, we can by trekking for 10km.
After 3km we have Nathan village. This is the final most village in the area of Parvati Valley.
Within the distance of 4km, Rudranag waterfall is located. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this area, even this has a very good view.
Most of the people visit here to take blessings from God. We have the flow of Parvati river near.
Soon after reaching Kheerganga we can find the hot water springs.
It is believed, by taking shower in hot water springs, all sins will be washed away. With this, we have Parvati temple over here. Within few distances away Karthika’s cave is situated.
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