Tosh: Best Village for Explorers in Himachal Pradesh
June 30, 2019
by Himali Gupta
Nestled in the Himalayas, Tosh is a beautiful quaint village in Himachal Pradesh, India, that will make you just sit, glare and be lost in your zone of happiness. You will be awestruck the moment you witness the perfection of nature and the simplicity at its best. Nature has its classic way to amaze you and Tosh is one of those places that abounds you with peace and love. Rejuvenating your soul is a prerequisite especially when you stay amidst those grinding sessions and follow the tedious routine. Open your arms wide and breathe in the rarefied air!
When your soul starts craving for peace, take it to the stunning picturesque beauty of mountains and make that divine connection with the lush greenery and breath-taking snow-clad mountains. To satisfy my itchy feet, I never leave a single opportunity to travel because it is something that makes me go on, something that clears up my mind and makes space for new ideas and dreams. I often choose to travel to the mountains because that’s where my heart is! Giving me the adrenaline rush in my nerves, mountains tend to give me that energetic vibe that recharges all my batteries and makes me all ready to mess it up again! Yes, and why not? When you have such offerings by nature, you are blessed!
How to Reach Tosh
You can take a bus from New Delhi to Manikaran which leaves at 16:55 PM. It reaches Manikaran around 8 in the morning. From Manikaran, you need to take a local bus to Barshaini and from there you can trek all the way to Tosh. Barsheini to Tosh is just 4 kms. You can take a taxi or choose to trek. It’s a beautiful and easy trek.
Tosh Village for Trekkers and Explorers
So, in the month of July, I decided to visit Kasol, a small village stretched along river Parvati in Himachal Pradesh which has seen the sudden upsurge of trekkers and explorers in recent years. Why? Because this mountain state works as a balm for the soul! The beauty of villages in Himachal is not just about nature but also the people. Everything gets rewired here, you might laze around in the city but in mountains, the vibes wake you up at 6 in the morning and push you to step outdoors to seek love and peace. No matter what labels you define yourself by, nature isn’t biased! You’re always welcome to the warmth of the sun, the support of tree trunk and the embrace of the river. Isn’t it amazing? Of course, it is!
Spellbinding Journey to Tosh
Bewitched by the beauty of mountains, I decided to explore the place; I took a local bus from Kasol to Barsheini and started walking amidst of picturesque beauty of snow-capped mountains and lush greenery, all the way to Tosh. I found a little dog as a companion and he used to stop when I stopped. Yah! Beautiful chemistry we had there! I reached Tosh in around 2 hours because in almost every turn I used to stop and glare.
All the epiphanies that I have during my journey I make sure it turns out to be productive and adds to the chapters of my journey. I met some amazing locals during my journey to Tosh and heard their side of the story. I realized how content they are with their lives!
Even for basic amenities, they have to walk miles to get it but I’ve never heard anyone cribbing about it. One more thing, villagers here love to see the visitors, they help them, welcome them and care about them. This is something basic here. The bond they share is magical. And that’s what makes me adore them!
The grandeur of the Himalayas on all sides is breath-taking in Tosh! You will fall in love with the place and would want to come back here again and again!