Kasol To Malana Trek – Different Travel Routes & Malana Cream
Kasol To Malana Trek Route :
Kasol is a beautiful Village in Himachal Pradesh & a gateway to many beautiful Places in Himachal. A trek route less popular among travellers Via Rasol will be communicated to you by this article. But before going forward let’s catch a short glimpse of Malana aka “Little Greece of India”.
Introduction to Malana :
Below the Chandrakhani pass lies a small village called Malana. Malana is a very old settlement in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh. Malana being notoriously famous for it’s secluded culture and the purest of Hashish termed as “Malana Cream” is among the very few & untroubled places in Himachal Pradesh. Resting At a height of 2,600 metres (8,530 ft) above sea level. Malana has its own lifestyle and social structure and people are strict in following their customs. “Kanashi, the local language of Malana does not resemble any of the dialects spoken in its neighbourhood but seems to be a mixture of Sanskrit and several Tibetan dialects. And is believed to be very ancient & can only be understood by the villagers. One more important thing, Malana is inhabited by Rajputs only.
History Of Malana :
According to mythology, After the Intense Prayers of Jamdagni Rishi (the father of Parshuram). Lord Shiva appeared before him to grant him his wish. Jamdagni Rishi asked for a secluded place, full of nature’s remuneration. Shiva then told Jamdagni to settle in Malana but since Malana was already in control of a Raksha (Banasura). Jamadagni had no option but to face Banasura. The Conflict between the duo settled with a Peace Treaty under which the Administration & the Justice were to be handled separately. while the Administration was under Banasura, the Justice remained under the preview of Jamadagni. The Kanashi language was made mandatory for the inhabitants of Malana. With the passing of time Jamdagni gained superiority over Banasura but the village retained its traditions, which are still followed there.
How to Reach Malana :
There are Three Routes to reach Malana. But most of the time you will only find information about two routes but there is one more which is still not very popular.
First Route –
The First & the Easiest way to reach Malana is from Jari. Take a direct Volvo or a HRTC bus from Delhi till Bhunter, Prefer an overnight journey & reach Bhunter by morning. Use local transport & board a bus to Kasol. Once you reach Kasol, hire a private jeep or a taxi to Malana because beyond Jari you won’t find any public transport to Malana. So, it wouldn’t be wise to get down in Jari. The jeep or taxi you would hire will leave you till the gates of Malana & the remaining journey will consequently be on foot, It’s just around 4kms hike to Malana from this point.
Second Route –
Second route starts from Naggar Via Chandrakhani pass to Malana. It’s the long way to Malana but you will surely notice some surreal glimpse of Chandrakhani Pass on your way to Malana. Chandrakhani Pass nestled at an elevation of 3660 mts in the Parvati Valley will give you some really picturesque views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Malana can be reached in 2 days trek from Naggar Via Chandrakhani Pass.
Third & Less Explored Route –
Kasol To Malana Trek Route – Third route starts from Kasol to malana Via Rasol. Read More About Rasol. This Route covers Kasol>Chalal> Rasol>Malana, & is probably the best route to reach Malana & Extend beyond malana till Chandrakhani Pass. Also Rasol offers some astonishing peeks into the snow-capped Himalayan Peaks & accommodation is reasonably cheap, (so you can stay there for few days).
So, This was the descriptive overview of all the 3 Routes to reach malana.If you know any other route, Please bring it to our attention if possible.
Malana should be on your travel list. It’s a very different experience to Experience a culture like one of Malana’s, Also the Malana cream is another important factor that drives travellers & tourists to malana. I like the third Route which is Kasol to Malana Trek route. So, we will rap this up by just one quote “Cover The Earth Before The Earth Covers You”.
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