Kasol- Mini Israel
Kasol is a village in Himachal Pradesh, northern India, Kasol is also known as Stoners Paradise. Kasol is known for its Israeli inhabitants, Parvati river, trekking base-camp and Malana. A tourist hub for Israelis, with signs of various cafes and restaurants in Hebrew serving great food, of cuisines from around the world.
The snow clad Himalayas to verdant landscape and clear blue sky adds a touch of mystery to the place. Nestled in the lap of Parvati valley alongside the streaming and gurgling Parvati River, this remote village is a blessing for adventure buffs, trekkers and backpackers. With pleasant climate all around the year and low population density.
Rave Parties Kasol
Rave parties have become frequent in Parbati valley, right from Kasol to Tosh – the last village of the valley. The last few years have seen a proliferation of harder drugs and rave parties in Kullu valley, especially in remote areas of Parbati valley.
The Israeli habitat which is turning into a wonderland for cannabis users and traders alike, also sees many rave parties being conducted throughout the year. If you’re in the Valley during the best months of the year, you’ll witness parties that turn wilder with the passing of days, and an assortment of nationals from various countries, all intent on having another crazy experience in a trance-like state.
Necking party, DJ, charas, alcohol and games like fire skipping ropes, alcohol drinking strength and dance until collapse are the main attractions for guests, especially during full moon nights of May, June and July. Backpackers from Israel, Russia, Australia, England and France top the list of those who come looking for such parties.
One such party, usually held on or one day before or after full moon nights, was organised on May 23 and 24, at Shairopa in Kullu district’s Banjar. Over the two nights, drugs worth lakhs of rupees are said to have been traded, but eventually only one person was arrested. This has led to allegations of administrative complicity in the rampant drug use, as also cultivation, in the state.
This full-moon party was allowed and protected by the district administration. Normally, the police do not allow more than two bottles of liquor at one place but this party had dozens of bottles, besides banned drugs.
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