Relax In The Hills: 6 Things To Do In & Around Tosh For Your Next Holiday

If you feel like the hills are calling you, take a trip to Tosh and see our list of things to do there.

Published On Mar 14, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024

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Travel enthusiasts look for destinations that not only spark their inner sense of adventure but also uplift their spirits through spiritual tranquillity, because only when you uplift yourself can you uplift others. The best option for both serenity and adventure is visiting a hill station. One such location is Tosh, which is one unique location that many people don't even know about and is located in Parvati Valley. The entire panorama showcases the incredible craftsmanship of nature. Anyone or any group will be enchanted by this location due to the stunning vistas all around. There are lots of intriguing things to do in Tosh that will keep you interested, from wandering the streets in search of treats to hiking the hills.

Let's look at the important locations in Tosh that shouldn't be ignored because the greatest way to discover any location is to visit various spots that capture its entire character. This location has long been a favourite of tourists who enjoy exploring unusual locations, and Tosh's intriguing attractions only serve to heighten the excitement.

Since Tosh is a hill station, the weather is extremely pleasant in the summer months starting at the end of March and gets slightly colder towards the latter half of the year, especially in winter months. Here are some of the things you can do in and around Tosh.

Malana, which is close to the Tosh (Kasol) region, is one of the oldest villages in India. It is one of the most alluring tourist locations and is located 9,938 feet above sea level. You can reach  Jari village in Himachal Pradesh by way of a 4 km long rural hike. One of the finest ways to discover the various areas of the Tosh region is to take a lengthy walk to the settlement of Malana. If you prefer not to walk, you can take a bus or cab, which will enable you to explore the Tosh region more thoroughly. A wonderful sense of calm might be found while strolling through Malana. It is certainly a haven for you if you love adventures. Numerous adventure activities, including hiking, camping, and mountaineering, are available here. 

Visitors to Kasol must feel the excitement of a captivating trek from Kasol to Malana. Leave all the extras at home and only bring what you'll need for the hike via Rashol Pass and Chanderkhani Pass, which are the Malana’s main draws. The community will be a sight to behold when sunlight breaks through the morning fog that has enveloped it.

Where: 40 kilometres away from Tosh 

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Taking a walk through Parvati River will mesmerise you. Parvati River is one of the most famous tourist spots in Tosh (Kasol) which is located at an elevation of 7,900 ft. The pristine water and surroundings of this river will give you a scenic and beautiful view of nature. Parvati River is Tosh’s natural spot that originates from the Mantalai glacier. The surrounding mountains are covered by snow and some clear as crystal streams flow all around. If you are visiting Tosh with your partner, friends or family, you must take a walk toParvati River which happens to be one of the top and most famous things to do in Tosh. The spots are indeed worth visiting. The weather of the place near Parvati River is pleasant most of the time, making it ideal to visit.

Location: 10 km from Kullu

Best time to visit: April to June

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The next fantastic location on the list is Manikaran Sahib. Both Sikhs and Hindus visit it frequently for religious purposes. It is a location that receives tens of thousands of pilgrims each year from all over the world, and a visit is one of the best and most thrilling things to do in Tosh. It is situated in Parvati Valley at a height of 1760 metres and 4 kilometres from Kasol, Tosh. It is located in the Kullu district near the banks of  Parvati River. People who travel to Tosh and hold certain religious convictions should go here. Hot springs at Manikaran Sahib are also well-known, and visitors can bathe there before entering the Gurudwara. Manikaran Sahib has three hot springs. There are separate bathing areas for men and women at the hot springs. Because there is sulphur in the water, it is stated that anyone who bathes in these hot springs will be cured of any sickness.

Where: Hari Har Ghat on Manikaran Road, Kullu

Looking for things to do in Tosh? One solution is to shop. In Tosh, -you can browse through a wide selection of clothing, knick-knacks, and handicrafts at a number of neighbourhood and street businesses. Tosh is well known for its loose T-shirts, woollens, and semi-precious stones. In Tosh, you may purchase a variety of goods like Bob Marley t-shirts, Himachali headgear, dreamcatchers, etc. - You should get some handicrafts from these stores since they are hard to come by.

Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

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One of the best things to do in Tosh is sample Israeli cuisine; the experience will stay with you forever. Due to the abundance of Israeli restaurants, goods, and services, many people frequently refer to Tosh as "Mini Israel." In Tosh, there are several cafés and restaurants where you may eat a variety of Israeli cuisine. The architecture and views from the cafes evoke a sense of being in Israel, yet the experience is also distinctive on its own. 

Some of the top Israeli cafes in Tosh where you can sample unique Israeli food include The Evergreen, Moon Dance Café, Buddha Palace, Pink Floyd, Café Freedom, and Mama Café. Some of the popular Israeli foods that you must taste in Tosh include falafel, hummus, and shawarma.

You can travel to Tosh for religious reasons in addition to engaging in adventurous pursuits. A wooden temple called Tosh Mandir is located in the centre of the community. Sage Jumdagni Rishi is the patron saint of this shrine. The temple is closed majority of the time. Even if all a visitor can see of the temple is a picture, going there is, nevertheless, regarded as one of the more spiritual things to do in Tosh.

Timings: 6 am to 5 pm

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By train: You need to reach either Pathankot or Joginder Nagar by train from Delhi, and take local transport to reach Kasol. Then travel to Barshaini, you have to trek from Barshaini to reach Tosh. 

By flight: Bhuntar Airport is the nearest airport to Kasol, located 31 km away.

Travelling to the hills is always a great idea, especially if you're seeking offbeat places to travel to in Himachal Pradesh. Taking a trip to this state also means you can indulge in several adventure activities including mountain biking, trekking, and paragliding in India. But if you truly want to enjoy your holiday in the hills, ensure you book a stay at the best offbeat hotels in Himachal Pradesh so that you can experience great views as soon as you wake up. 


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