Malana

#3 of 5 things to do in Kasol

Shadowed by the peaks of Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba, lurking in the north east Kullu range, situated at a height of 2652m, Malana is an ancient solitary village isolated by the remote plateau by the side of Malana River. Located at a distance of 21 kms from Kasol, the roads reaching up to the village are yet to develop. One can take a bus and get down at one stop before the village and trek from there. Considered as the best democracy in the world, it has a well organised parliamentary system guided by their deity Jamlu Rishi. They believe themselves to be the followers of Alexander the Great with their court system resembling the ancient Greek system. The locals tend to be very particular about their customs and mannerisms here. Apart from the isolated location, serene atmosphere, the strong culture and belief system of the locals marks the uniqueness of the village. Malana is famous for its production of Hashish, which is considered to be the best in the region.

Things to do

The unique village has amazing unique activities too:

Trading: You are not allowed to touch the belongings of the locals without their permission. All trade and transaction is done through a link via the earth or then surrounding air and hence, goods are exchanged either by throwing at the receiver or keeping them on the ground from where it can be picked up.

Trekking:  The treks through the untouched Parvati valley surrounded by dense deodar forest, apple orchards, along the rustling of the river offers you diverse frames, fresh air and breath-taking views.

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