Here’s a list of things to avoid while backpacking around the Hippie Parvati Valley. Over the last few years, things in the valley have started to change drastically and a lot of law and order has come into the place. Given below is a list of things you should avoid doing while in the Hippie paradise.
-> Don’t carry a trolley:
Parvati Valley is the land of backpackers, and you will certainly not find a flat surface like the malls to slide your trolley, we recommend you a 40-60L backpack. Also, check essentials to carry while travelling to the Himalayas.
-> Do not litter in the valley:
The valley is the land of Gods and disposing of waste in the valley and public places is a sin. Use dustbins or carry a plastic bag to dispose of your waste.
If you find any person dirtying the valley, stop him with full authority like it’s your house getting littered.
-> Do not drink alcohol outside in the open:
Hey Hello, it’s not Goa or your sunburn, it’s a spiritual place and it’s a place where you appreciate nature and chill riverside probably near Chalal. Enjoy the sound of the river, birds, a few insects and of course the wind.
-> Do not smoke at bus stops and holy places:
If you feel like smoking after the long journey on a bus stop and or outside temples, you surely will drill a hole in your pocket because the cops will fine you with an INR 100 challan. Avoid the vices in public places else you will fall in trouble.
-> Don’t wear slippers in hot water springs:
The natural hot water springs are present at 2-3 locations. They are sacred and needs to be kept clean, please be sure of leaving your footwear behind.
-> Don’t rely on the ATM:
This is the place which will usually be crowded and Kasol has just one ATM which 95% of the times does not have any money. So if you want to avoid paying the local shop keepers 5% to swipe your card in exchange for some cash or make the 5km bus journey to Manikaran its best to carry enough cash while coming to the valley.
-> Don’t expect rooms at 300:
That’s history buddy, the 300 vibe went off after the great seizures in 2014. Expect a room stay for INR 1000-1500.
If you are looking for a value for money deal then, come over to YOLO Camping for an event and the stay is on them, to know more on this deal click here.
-> Don’t expect parties:
At the start of 2010, Parvati Valley has been the land of backpacking and the partying culture has been popular.
These parties were so intense and wild that people went missing.
Due to people going missing in the valley, the parties died in 2014, but hey we can help you this, click here to sort your night by having a controlled party.
-> Don’t touch a temple:
Whenever you get to temples across the valley, especially Malana, don’t touch anyone or any temple. The locals believe, these temples can only be accessed by people who follow regular rituals and are religious.
-> Don’t carry and travel with #
Hey, don’t even think of taking back, you will be checked in and around the valley by Himachal Police, end your trip on a good note.
You will be jailed and fined if you are caught with #
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