Parvati Valley is located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Confluence of Parvati River with the River Beas, the Parvati Valley runs eastwards, through the town of Bhuntar, in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in the Northern India.
If you have a plan to travel to this beautiful place, we will give you recommendation about when to go there :
Enroute Kasol – ( March )
This is a green valley nurtured by river Parvati and is a must go destination round the year. It is situated in the district of Kullu, in Himachal Pradesh, India. The valley has beautiful towns and villages namely Kasol, Chonch, Katagla, Kalga,Pulga,Tulga,Tosh,Malana, and the mighty trek to Kheerganga.
The place, with open arms and an open heart welcomes travelers round the year, but has different things to offer at different times.
This is a guide to help you plan your date with Parvati.
Parvati Peaking – March
If you want to avoid the crowd and find some peace with nature, this is the best time to trek to Kheerganga. Right before the onset of rains the valley gets enough sunlight during the day and is chilly at nights, making it apt for an 11km trek through the beautiful village of Pulga and Malana to Pin Parvati (Kheerganga). The starry sky and the glittering range will make you feel alive after the treacherous trek. Carrying tents is a good idea.
Camp for a night at Kheerganga for a night sky view is worth the effort.
Summers – ( March – June )
A serene getaway from the city heat, the place is swarmed with travelers.
The valley is buzzing with not only travelers from around the world but music too, as there are music festivals and parties being hosted all around the valley during this time of the year.
River Parvati – Kasol – ( April )
Festivals like Parvati Peaking and Electric Shiva along with the enchanting beauty of the place makes this time “The Season” for psy-trance music lovers. These festivals are ongoing till the winters set in.
Monsoon Time – ( July – October )
The music festivals still pump in music lovers into the valley, however trekking and camping becomes difficult due to the unpredictable showers. It is a good time to stay parked inside your place of stay and enjoy the games of hide and seek with rain and sun.
Fairy Forest – Pulga – ( July )
Kasol may not be the best place during rains but one can rent rooms for as low as 100/- INR a day at villages like Tulga, Pulga, Kalga and even Tosh. Enthusiast can find much more to do than just sitting in their café rooms.
If you have access to a kitchen you could make your own food from the naturally growing fruits, berries and herbs there; all you need to do is find a bakery for that fresh loaf to go with your freshly made ratatouille. One could also make tea from the wild strawberries or some pancakes using the fresh fruits plucked from the forest.
Winter – ( November – February )
The rains are followed by shrill winters that slow down most of the towns in the valley. Some locals have dual business and they travel to Goa for the winters, so most of the cafes are closed for this period and the population of the valley is slashed to half. Villages close to Tosh and above are covered with snow by December end and it stays white till February. This is the best season to enjoy bonfires and solitude in the valley.
Snow and Sun – Tosh – ( January )
There is not much to do as the roads are closed due to rains and snow; One can sit and appreciate the beauty of the mighty mountains and the fierce flow of river Parvati while drinking a hot glass of Sahlab, Lebanese drink.
Fresh Frosting – Tosh (February)
Round the year the place houses travelers giving them music, fun, frolic, beauty and peace. You could go there for specific things like trekking/camping, or the melodious music festivals; or you could just pack your bags and go, something or the other will find you!