Summer is going to get over and people are hurriedly making plans to go to some mountain retreat and find respite from summer. However, India has a host of hill stations and it often gets confusing which one too choose out of so many options that the mighty Himalayas have bestowed on us. As far as young men are concerned, Mcleodganj and Kasol are often considered the hot favourites. But then the question arises- which one out of the two. If this question is stopping you too from applying for your summer leaves, then we will try to answer it by telling you about both here.
Located near Dharamshala, in Himachal Pradesh, Mcleodganj is mostly inhabited by Tibetans. It is located more than 2000 m above sea level and the famous peak Hanuman Tibba lies just behind it. It is the seat of the exiled Tibetan government and Dalai Lama. Its history goes back to the British Era when they established Dharamshala for their summer retreat purpose. McLeodhanj has some very nice cafes and we would recommend you to find out a couple of good ones if you plan to go there. As for sightseeing, it has lot of Tibetan sites, natural sites like Bhagsu Nag falls etc. However, the best part about Mcleodganj is the beautiful Triund trek.
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Situated in the beautiful and lush Parvati valley, beside the river of the same name, Kasol is a small village close to Kullu. It is famous for being a popular retreat for the Israelis. It is situated more than 1600 m above sea level and experiences pleasure weather throughout the year. It is very close to Manikaran which has a famous gurudwara with naturally steaming water, if you are religiously inclined. Even if not, then it has lots of cafes which serve delectable food. One of the best things about Kasol is that it leads to the trek to the famous Kheerganga.
Both Mcleodganj and Kasol are great options for men looking to have spend a quality vacation with their friends or girlfriends. Both these places are cool so the much needed respite from summer is guaranteed. You can choose any one of these depending on what you and your gang is looking forward to and keep the other one for later.