Located at a distance of 95kms from Manali, Kasol is the big tourist destination and the main town of Parvati Valley. The valley gets its name from the Parvati river that gushes down at a rapid rate from the valley to meet beas river at Bhuntar. Kasol has different vibe with lots of restaurants, Guest houses and cafes situated around the main road. The place is also famous for live music evenings and is a mere 5 kms away from Manikaran, a religious place for both Hindus and Sikhs. Kasol is also the base point for trekkers looking to trek to Kheer ganga and the Bara Banghal region. Besides these two Malana and Pulga are two other villages that receive a lot of Indian and foreign tourists. Kasol has hotels, guest houses and homestays if you want to spend the night.
Jibhi is a quaint little Hamlet in the Banjar Valley at a distance of about 100 kms from Manali. Its situated just at the beginning of the climb to Jalori pass and amidst a beautiful and flourishing forest. The ride from Manali to Jibhi is pleasant and takes about 5 hours. The village has a stream flowing through it where you can do some trout fishing and if u are the explorer types a small hike through the forest will get you to a wonderful little waterfall and pool where you can refresh with a swim. In the evening you can come back to your guest house for an evening with bon fire.
Though located in mandi district administratively, Prashar lake has a huge significance to both Kullu and Mandi districts. It attracts hoards of local pilgrims who come to visit the beautiful lake along with their deities. Prashar lake is located at a distance of 95 kms from Manali and riding to and back from the lake is a perfect one/two day adventure. The road leading upto the lake is narrow but motorable and one can see beautiful landscape all the way through. The lake was built Bheema, the strongest of the Pandava brothers for sage Prashar when he expressed his desire to meditate at this beautiful place. Though the lake can be visited in a day, we strongly recommend you spend the night at one of the campsites near the lake as the sunset and sunrise are not to be missed here.
Chandertal lake is a divine sight. Its located in the Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh and is 110 kms away from Manali. The road to Chandertal lake from Manali goes through Rohtang Pass ( 14000Ft) and the conditions for riding are challenging beyond Gramphu. The Lake with its clear blue water has become a famous tourist attraction over the last decade. There are campsites near the lake which offer the option for spending the night as well.