Triund valley is located 18 kms from Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Triund is blessed with everything from well defined thick forest to its photogenic natural beauty of entire Kangra valley on one side and breathtaking beautiful snow caped mountain peaks on the other side and is well known for its trekking destination.
The Triund trek will take at least 3-4 hours to complete though some trained trekkers can complete it in 2 hours. He trail is not too rough even for untrained trekkers. If you want you can start from the main trek Gallu Devi Temple, the starting point instead of Mcleodganj.
Reaching at Triund valley is an achievement but if you are adventurous enough you can extend your trakking till Kareri Lake. Triund can be covered in a day and once you reach your destination you will find yourself above the clouds and that experience will last forever in your memories but don’t forget to take your camera along in order that you can capture every beautiful moment of yours in natures lap. We also recommend you to take umbrella, jackets and raincoat along as the weather in hills is unpredictable. However if anyone wish to stay there at night they can get tents for Rs500. Staying up hill overnight has its own advantage of seeing a night full of countless stars apart from the hue and cry of cities and you can also view a mesmerizing beauty of sunrise and sunset behind the mountains.
How to reach
By air: The closest option available for Triund is Kangra Airport. You can easily get taxies from there.
By Train: There is no direct train to Himachal. Either you can reach Chandigarh and hire a taxi from there or reach Pathankot and change for small train(toy train) to Kangra and hire a taxi from Kangra to Dharamshala or Triund.
By Road: Yes there are direct buses plying to Dharamshala from Delhi, Haryana, Ghaziabad and Punjab.
Where to stay
It you are going for trekking, spend overnight at the camps at Triund but if it is not possible then there are many options available at Dharamshala and are mentioned below:
- Centre point Dharamshala
- The Sanctuary
- Club Mahindra
- Aveda Dharamshala
- Oyo Premium