A Walk To Chalal


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Chalal, a small little village, is just 30 minutes walk across a pretty scary bridge from Kasol. Walking along the river which has a very scenic trail to offer, appreciating the beauty, halting, loading your camera with some beautiful memories, you reach this quaint little village named Chalal – A backpackers heaven

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One can only reach Chalal by foot from Kasol by crossing the suspended bridge that is over the free flowing Parvati river. The trail then leads to a narrow path taken by villagers and trekkers through the forest of tall pine trees.

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As you walk along the river, stop, ponder watch the beauty as you sit on the huge rocks along the river banks. The gushing sound of the river gives you a very different kinda positive energy to re-charge yourself.

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On the way as hunger pangs bother drop by Shanti Café, as you satiate your hunger with some magi and garam garam chai. Sit for some time enjoy the view before you head towards your destination. It all looks so calm here.

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Once you reach the outskirts you can quickly identify that this is the place for “THAT REAL TRADE”. Charas plants are in abundance here. Every kid here knows the art to roll a joint.

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Walking down the village you spot woman weavers, weaving magic with their fingers.  Traditional wooden houses, cattle shed are a common site in the village.

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The village offers enough options to stay and eat, but Freedom café caught my attention. The view was impeccable. With no fancy items in it’s menu, I preferred to order some magi and ice tea. The food that is served in these cafes cater to the taste of the Israeli or western travelers.

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Simplicity has yet not lost its touch with this place and the charm is still intact. With a calm, serene look in their faces these people look like they have nothing to worry about. (Won’t we crave for one such feeling?), But soon this place too is becoming the hub for trance and psychedelic parties that happen deep in the forest near the village.

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Best time to visit: April to mid-June and from September to November

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. amsang says:

    the walk, river, weaver…..gosh what an enchanting place

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    1. Ayandrali says:

      Thanks .. good to c that you liked it

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  2. Nitin Rawat says:

    Jhakkas!!! A perfect word I could think of describing this piece. As I read more & more of your excursions, I start envying you more. (P.S. take it literally)… Would like to accompany you on one such excursion. Will c ya soon…

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  3. Wonderful pictures and lovely account of the place..loved it ! 🙂

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    1. Ayandrali says:

      Thanks Maniparna… much appreciated

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    2. Ayandrali says:

      Thanks Maniparna

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  4. Anshul baloni says:

    I’m planning to visit kasol and challal next weekend from 27 to 30 June..is it the right time to visit there…will there be parties going on during tat time? Wat would be the weather there? Any good cafés ,places that I should definitely see?

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    1. Ayandrali says:

      Hi Anshul, it;s not a bad time but just chk the monsoon probability. The weather reports show rains. The walk is grt exp in itself it’s fun as you pass those paths. For cafes u must try Freedom Cafe, even as u walk towards Chalal there is a small little cafe, take brk there to enjoy the beauty around. And yes talking abt parties they happen in the forest areas and everyone is aware, just ask any local they will give the correct info as they literally ask u whether u want to go or not.

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  5. Megha Jha says:

    great one…although every article is an amazing read!

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    1. Ayandrali says:

      Thank dear.. 🙂

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