Tosh is a small village located in the Parvati Valley of the Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.
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Tosh remains accessible all year round which is for all 365 days in the year. It has very good road connectivity from all the towns of Parvati Valley. Regular bus services are operated there.
Covered in snow during the winters
Tosh remains covered in snow in the winter months from the end of December to mid-March. It is very beautiful to be there when everything is all covered in snow. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,400 meters (7,874 feet) above sea level in the Parvati Valley, which is known for its scenic beauty, lush green landscapes, and mountainous terrain.
Snicker Chapati at cafes
Tosh boasts of some cool cafes in the Parvati Valley region. One of the specialities to be found there is Snicker Chapatis. Travellers and locals swear by it. It is a popular destination among trekkers and nature enthusiasts due to its serene surroundings, picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, and opportunities for adventure activities like hiking and camping.
You can find Himalayan dogs everywhere and in every cafe in Tosh. They will find you anywhere as well. They are very friendly and tag along through the village. Even those who hate dogs will start loving them. The village is known for its traditional Himachali architecture with wooden houses, sloping roofs, and intricate carvings. The village offers a glimpse into the local Himachali culture and lifestyle.
There is a temple of Jamdagni Rishi at the centre of the village which is opened only once a year during either the month of January or February. No one can touch anything in the temple. If they do touch something they are fined Rs 10,000. The village is surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Himalayas, including the famous peaks of Kheerganga and Chandrakhani. The natural beauty and tranquility of Tosh make it a perfect retreat for those seeking peace and solitude.
Beautiful view of Himalayas
Tosh has some very beautiful views of the Himalayan snow-capped mountains all year round. The view of the Bunbuni mountain is amazing. Also, the Himalayan glaciers can be seen from Kutla. It is also a popular base camp for treks to nearby destinations like the stunning Tosh Glacier, Kutla Village, and Animal Pass. These treks offer breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the opportunity to explore the rich flora and fauna of the region.
Double rainbow waterfall
This waterfall literally has a double rainbow. It’s on the way to Kutla. This waterfall surrounded by mountains and valleys. It is a very beautiful view to behold. The village has limited infrastructure with basic guesthouses, homestays, and a few small shops and cafes. It is advisable to carry essential supplies and cash as ATM facilities are not readily available in the village.
Tosh is well-known for its cannabis cultivation, and the presence of cannabis fields can be seen in the surrounding areas. However, it is important to note that the consumption and use of cannabis are illegal in India.
The best time to visit Tosh is during the summer months of May to June and the early autumn months of September to October when the weather is pleasant, and the trekking trails are accessible. Tosh offers a serene and offbeat experience compared to the more commercialized tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. It is ideal for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and those seeking a peaceful getaway amidst the mountains.
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