Grahan Village at a height of 2,347 m is a special trek in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The best time for the Grahan Village trek is in the month of Mid-April to December. Kasol is the nearest town from the base camp and the entire length of the trek is 12 km one way, offering incredible views. If you are looking for a village to find some peace, stunning landscapes and a proper rustic village feel, then Grahan is the right place for you. It is away from the maddening crowd of Kasol and is still an unexplored destination in Parvati Valley. It is surrounded by Kullu Tehsil towards South, Spiti Tehsil towards East, Drang Tehsil towards South, and Lahul Tehsil towards North. The hike to Grahan village starts from close to the bridge that separates Old Kasol and New Kasol. It follows the true left of Grahan nallah (stream), the stream that is a highlight of the trek. The gradient on the trail is easy, and you trek up nestled in the beauty of nature beneath towering pine trees. While hiking one will pass through the forest with huge pine trees and the sound of bees and insects with the mighty Parvati River flowing in full force along the valley.
The hike also involves crossing a few wooden bridges, the second bridge marks the halfway point to Grahan. Halfway on the trek, you cross the nallah over a bridge and hereafter the path is quite uphill. After a steep climb of about an hour, houses are visible, making you arrive in Grahan Village. It is located at 7,700 feet above sea level (2347 meters) and has only 50 houses and a population of around 350 people. The houses are over 200 years old, making the arrival in Grahan a tranquil experience with its wooden houses, lush greenery, and pure mountain air. There is also a small temple and a waterfall in the village and the villagers are simple and hospitable and the food is freshly made and delicious. A walk through the village and one will get the Himachali feel which is pretty much missing in all the other villages such as Tosh and Pulga that are lost in a hippie trance. The village has no cellular network, no ATM and no hope of a road since it falls under the state forest area. Many of the villagers have extremehy sharp features and are blessed with colored eyes and blonde hair.
Quick Facts About Grahan Village Trek
- Mobile connectivity is intermittent in the village and it is better to make your phone calls before beginning the trek.
- Visitors are advised to ask locals before entering temples in this village.
- The history of the village is unique and interesting, the local legend goes that Grahan was first located near the village of taboos, Malana some 500 years ago, till a few elders decided to migrate to their current location deep inside the Parvati Valley tributaries. The villagers from Grahan are the only outsiders who the Malana locals consider equals.
- Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Grahan and defying the same can lead to a heavy fine. The villagers claim that all of them one night got a vision of their local deity Yagya Maharishi who demanded that all of them should give up on alcohol the very same day and also forbade the existence of alcohol in the village.
- The people of the village are descendants of two families and it is mandatory that the villagers marry only a member of the other family. They are not allowed to marry their own people or an outsider.
Grahan Village Trek Itinerary
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