Are you tired of your 9-5 job and are looking for some time to relax from your routine job? Then here’s the perfect opportunity to travel to Mcleodganj or Triund near delhi.Forget the long journey destination.Head toward these locations to see close to Delhi and take a wonderful weekend getaway.
Delhi To Mcleodganj
Mcleodganj is among the top weekend destinations near Delhi.It is located on a ridge of around 2250m above sea level.This is a tiny town located 3km away from Dharamshala.Manu Buddhist festivals are celebrated in this town each year.Here you can have an experience of the way of life in Tibet Buddhists.This is the town is known as”the “little Lhasa”.In 1960, the 14th Dalai Lama and Lama Tenzin Gyatso arrived here from Tibet.Being a spiritual hub, the town is famous.Dalai Lama created this small town.Kareri Lake is one of the renowned tourist destination in Mcleodganj.Here you can also go to the well-known Bhagsunath temple.This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
By Train: There isn’t any railway connection between Delhi up to Mcleodganj.Closest railway station to Mcleodganj is Pathankot.This is about 90 kilometers far from here.From Pathankot one can book taxis to Mcleodganj.
By Air: The closest airports are Gaggal or Dharamshala Kangra airport.This is located 20 kilometers from Mcleodganj.It takes approximately 3 hours to get from Mcleodganj to Delhi via flight.
A Few Details:
Temperature: 28 degree celsius.
Duration Between 2 and 3 Days.
Time to go is from October to June.
Here you can explore the Dalai Lama Temple,Namgyal Monastery,Tibet Museum,Gyuto Tantric Monastery Temple which is famous for many Tantric rituals and Meditation.You can also explore the St,John’s Church.
A Few Popular Restaurants:
This is a hotspot for international trekkers,tourists,nature lovers and backpackers. So food culture is a mixture of national, international and traditional.
- Four Season Cafe – This is on Jogiwara road, Mcleodganj.
- Cafe129- This is located situated in Bhagsunag Road.
- Tibet Kitchen is located on Jogiwara Road.
- It is the Clay Oven Restaurant which is located in Tipa Rd in Ihasa Hostel’s main square, Mcleodganj.
- Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen, located in the Green Hotel near Mcleodganj.
Delhi To Triund
Triund Trek is one of the most well-known hikes within Himachal Pradesh.A hike starting from Mcleodganj towards Triund top will give you breathtaking views from Dhauladhar Mountain and Kangra valley.The total distance of the trek is about 10 km.One can complete this hike in between 4 and five hours.This route passes through breathtaking oak, rhododendron, and deodar forests.
Dharamkot is located at 2 km.It is a small town located near McleodGanj.This can also be the camp site for the trek.A 25 minute walk will take one from McleodGanj to Dharamkot at McleodGanj’s bus stand.From McleodGanj one can also take an taxi.The most suitable time to do the trek is during Summer and the Spring season (March through June).In the post monsoon season, one can go here.On this time , you will enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains and peaks.If you’re fortunate enough, then in December you will be able to view that first snowfall.
The temperature will differ based on the time of year you will be taking the trek.In summer time, the daytime temperatures range from between 15 and 25 degrees. In the evening, it could be 8-10 degrees.
In winter the temperature could be as high as 15-18 degrees during the daytime and at night, it could be between 2 and five degrees.Trekking on the rocky, boulder section can be extremely slippery.You must wear appropriate hiking shoes.Strength training is essential for treks.Do some squats or planks as well as lunges.Avoid the monsoon season since at this is when the trail has become slippery.
The Way to Get There:
The closest train station to Dharamshala is Pathankot railway station, which is situated 85km from Dharamshala.From Pathankot you can book taxis or the bus.Taxi is about 2.5 hours, while a bus will take 4 to 5 hours.
The nearest airport to the city is Kangra airport.This Airport is called Gaggal airport.From Kangra airport, you must book the taxi.It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to McleodGanj located at around 20 kilometers.
What to Expect:
Lahesh Cave: While doing this hike, you will be able to explore this cave.The distance from Laka glacier and Triund can be 2 km.Here is this stunning cave.You can stay overnight in the cave.
The Norbulingka monastery is home to numerous Buddhist monks.A gorgeous landscape will be a delight here.
Dalai Lama Complex: This complex is a tranquil place.It is home to a cafe, a fantastic library, and a wonderful museum.Here you can experience the new way of life that will bring you peace within.
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