Dharmshala Mcleodganj with Triund Travel Package
Immerse yourself completely in the beauty of natural surroundings as you take this travel package consisiting of Dharmshala, Mcleaodganj and Kangra in complete detail. There is also an opportunity to view some man-made attractions in the heart of nature, spend quality time with folk fore or remain in seclusion.
Travel Package Includes:
TRANSPORT : In bus, private or shared car with driver.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Camping, Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Bird watching, Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Volunteer activities
DURATION: 7 Days
MEALS: By choice
COST: From US $ 500 onwards
DAY 1: Reach Dharmshala
We pick you up from Chandigarh or alternatively from Delhi or Amritsar and we arrive in Msleodganj, Dharmashala. After refreshing yourself in the hotel, we take a stroll around the local shops to buy some cheap jewelry or souvenirs or may be just feast the eyes and interact with the locals.
DAY 2: Kangra
We spend the day knowing about the simple culture of Kangra and do some sight seeing. After which we progress to see the kangra fort which has an important place in the history of this place. We also spend some time dwelling in historical facts. Later, we visit the Kangra museum and War memorial. A drive leads us to the MAchiral temple and the hot springs of Tatwani. As the water is therapeutic , we enjoy some time relaxing. After watching the Machiral fall, which is the biggest in the region, we head back to the hotel.
DAY3: Tibetan Buddhism in Mcleodganj, Dharmshala
We spend this day in Mcleaodganj itself, the capital of the government of Tibet. This place is also the residence an exile place of the Dalai Lama. We begin this day by visiting the Tsugladkhag monastery, which proudly has three major idols, that of Sayamuni Buddha, AValokitsvara and Padmasambhava in gilded bronze, a true beauty. Spiritually important, this place houses people from all over the world, who come here to offer prayers and spend some time in silent meditation. Here, we find various monks in their typical manner, meditating or debating. We then proceed to Norbulingka Instititute( meaning Jewel Garden) , a place known for its study of Tibetan art and culture. We spend some time here looking at the various books and arts on the subject. If you wish you also have the chance to buy something. Before, we call it a day, we go to the Dip Thekchen Choeling Monastery and museum. This monastery has a roof of gold and is amazing.
DAY 4 : Exploring Mcleodganj
A little reflection on the knowledge of the past few days, a little recharging oneself and we take a picturesque walk to the St. John’s church nestled in the rustic greenery. We can also take a drive to there. This place ,w hich is built in black stone in 1852 is a pretty sight to see as it is engulfed by trees on all sides. We then proceed to the ancient Bhagsung temple whish is famous for its numerous stories and has been renovated recently. A drive or walk into the winding hillside brings us to Dal Lake, located in the middle with trees surrounding on all sides at the foot of the mountains. A visit to a small temple is the last thing we do before we go to Naddi to enjoy the beauty of the setting sun.
DAY 5: The Hidden Dharmkot Waterfall
This place is known to only a few people but if you are a hiker and a water lover it is something you must see. Driving to Gallu ka mandir in Dharmkot, we then take a beautiful nature trail to the cascading waterfall. A walk of 5 kms brings us to a tinkling stream flowing from within the mountains and converting into a stupendous waterfall. A perfect end to the day, we can have steaming tea and some refreshments from a shop which serves us for some months. Back to Mcleodganj, we stroll through the local town and partake of dinner from one of the many restaurants.
DAY 6: Trek To Triund
A 9 km one way trek, lasting for a day, from easy to medium level of difficulty is a must try. We begin the trek from Dharmkot and follow a lovely nature trail to the green and colourful surroundings meeting lots of birds and butterflies on the way. And as we come to the end of the walk a grand view of the Triund range of mountains called the Dhualdhar mountains meet our eye. We also have the option of extending this trek into 3 dyas by following the Triund Snowline trek, or we may opt to camp in Triund for the night and finish it in two days. As we head back to the hotel at night, you can take a hot shower and retire for the day.
DAY 7 Drive Back Home
We mark the end of the journey here, after breakfast and drive back home with lovely memories.