Karsog - Untouched Hill Station

Karsogis a small village in the Sutlej river valley, above Reckong Peo in HimachalPradesh's Kinnaur district, in the Indian Himalaya. Kinnauri people live there,and it's famous for its apple orchards. Apples are a significant cash crop forthe region.

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Activities in Karsog

  • Hiking: Trekking around the Valley can be organised by the nearest local authority. Tourists almost never miss it.

  • Trekking: Hiking through the forests of Karsog Valley is another mind-body rejuvenating activity. The local government has done an excellent job of organising it.

  • Temple Exploration: The Karsog Valley is religiously and mythologically significant. Every tiny settlement has a temple nearby, and everything is unique, from the architecture of the temples to the traditions and rituals. The region's most popular temples include Chandika Devi Temple, Mamleshwar Temple, Mahunag Temple, and Kamaksha Devi Temple.

  • Apple Harvesting: The Karsog Valley is well-known for its fertile lands, which support a wide range of crops such as wheat and corn. However, its specialty is apple orchards, which bear fruit between June and July.

    It is the ideal time to bring the whole family and have some fun. Many farms in the area provide apple picking opportunities.

Hotels and guest houses are available at Karsog and Chindi. Home stay are also available in some places of Karsog region.

Karsog is well connected with other part of himachal via road and can easily be reached from Shimla via Tattapani and from Mandi.     

There aren't many options for places to stay. The Hotel  Mamleshwar, run by the HPTDC (Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development  Corporation), on the other hand, is simply stunning. The hotel appears to be an  idyllic Himachali cottage, complete with beautiful grounds and breathtaking  views.

The rooms themselves are large and clean, costing around $1400-1500 per night,  and the staff is extremely friendly! The food is simple but delectable. Make a reservation in advance!

While you'll be eating mostly at your hotel, I have to  suggest and highly recommend a dhaba. This dhaba serves delectable North Indian  cuisine. The Himachali dishes, in particular, are incredible.

Make sure to try  the Rajma Chawal. The dhaba is located right before Karsog, next to the petrol  pump. This location was highly recommended by everyone in the village.

Karsog has a long history; the name is derived from the words 'kar' and'shok,' whichmean 'daily mourning.' According to the Mahabharata myth, the village wasterrorised by a rakshasa who ate a villager every day, resulting in dailymourning.

During the Pandavas' exile, however, Bhima saved the village from therakshasa by offering himself.

What is Karsog famous for?

Karsog is famous among tourist as Apple orchards, Mamleshwar Mahadev, Kamksha Devi and Mahunag temples.

Karsog is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Devi Temples, Temples.