NSS unit of K.R. Mangalam University, Sohna, Gurugram organized a four-day tour to Kasol, Himachal Pradesh from 21st to 24th February, 2020. This tour has been organized under the outreach activity programme of National Service Scheme (NSS). Three faculty members named Dr. Chandra Mohan (Prog. Coordinator), Mr. Vinod Kumar(Prog. Officer) and Ms. Sandeep Kumari alongwith the thirty-four volunteer students of various disciplines of the university.
The main objective behind this tour was to make the students aware about the nature, village culture and to perceive the day to day life of people in valley and high-altitude areas of Himalayas. The tour also aimed towards youth development and motivation towards their social responsibility. The students did trek from Barshaini to Pulga Valley, visited Jirah hydro power plant situated on Kalga-Tosh Road, experienced camping near Choj bridge, Manikaran.
Kasol is a hamlet in the district Kullu of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River. Kasol is the Himalayan hotspot for backpackers and acts as a base for nearby treks to Malana and Kheerganga. It is called Mini Israel of India due to a high percentage of Israeli tourists here. In common terms, it is also known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little village is resplendent in natural scenic beauty and is one of the few places in the country that is yet to be ruined by urbanization and commercialization.