Triund is a small hill station located at an altitude of 2,828 m in the Kangra valley. Triund trek is considered one of the most famous and easy treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is effortlessly accessible from Mcleodganj( also known as Little Lhasa and it provides a great opportunity to experience Tibetian culture) and Dharamshala.
There are two lodges to spend at Triund or one can opt for camping as well at the Triund and basic dhabas and other facilities are also available. Triund trek has a lot to watch out for, like the beauty of the Dhauladhar range, pine forests and the stunning sunset followed by a dreamy night with the sky full of stars.
The trek can be started from both Mcleodganj and Dharamkot however, Dharamkot is considered to be the desired route by trekkers. It will take around 4 hours to reach the Triund and approximately 2 hours to descend. The nearest railhead is in Shimla-Kangra district and the nearest airport is the Gaggal Airport. However, roadways remain the best way to reach Mcleodjang or Dharamshala.
Kangra valley is so alluring and there is a lot of stuff to explore, Here is a list of top places to visit near Triund trek,
Located at a distance of 2km from the Main Market of Mcleodganj, Bhagsu waterfall is the best option to try out near Triund. Bhagsu waterfall has a height of 20 m, its water is crystal clear and it is one of the most beautiful destinations around Triund. Along with the Bhagsu waterfall, there is a temple namely Bhagsunath Temple that adds a spiritual touch to it. There are small shops and eateries along the way to Bhagsu Waterfall. Shiva café is also famous among foodies near Bhagsu Waterfall.
Located at McLeodGanj Dharamshala, Namgyal is a very important monastery in Buddhism as it is the personal monastery of the 14th Dalai Lama. Other names of this monastery are the Dalai Lama temple and Namgyal Tantric college. It is the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet and is one of the main destinations at Dharamshala. If you are someone with an interest in learning Tibetan culture this one is a must-visit for you.
It is a rural village popular for paragliding near Triund trek. This village is widely known as the paragliding capital of India. It is also famous for several Buddhist monasteries and is home to the Bir Tibetan colony which is a settlement of Tibetan refugees after the 1959 Tibetan uprising. Bir billing has a lot to offer to its visitor from adventure activities like hang gliding, mountain biking, spiritual schools, and various cafes, it never fails anyone. It is a great location near Triund to enjoy with family and friends. Even solo travelers never get bored at this village, this place is like a Wonderland.
Palampur is an integral part of the mesmerizing Himachal Pradesh tourism circuit. It is a hill station in the Kangra valley covered by pine forest along with the astounding Dhauladhar ranges on the top. This place is so exciting as it has lush greenery and several water streams flowing from the mountains to the plains of Palampur and snowclad mountains. There are several places to visit in Palampur like Chamunda Devi temple, Tashi Jong monastery, Neugal Khad, Norbulingka institute, Saurabhi Van Vihar, St John’s Church, Andretta Pottery, and the popular tea garden. Palampur is 35 km away from Triund and the area is often referred to as the Tea capital of North India due to its beautiful tea gardens.
Nadi village is 3 km away from Mcleodganj and 5km from Triund, it is famous for its natural beauty, amazing adventures, scenic setting, etc. Located at an altitude of 7,152 feet it is a great destination around Triund. Naddi viewpoint is an unmissable thing during your trip to Kangra valley. The Naddi view-point is a perfect location to witness the majestic views of the Dhauladhar range. For shutterbugs, this point is heaven as it blesses them with the hair-raising beauty of the great Dhauladhar range. You can also enjoy food bites in cafes and restaurants around the Naddi viewpoint like Angelina cafe, hotel Lhasa and restaurant.
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