While exploring the sylvan beauty of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh you can embark on various excursions. A place called Triund, situated at a distance of about 17 km from Dharamshala, can serve as an ideal gateway. This wonderful retreat is thronged by scores of tourists and is ideal for a short outing or picnic.

Triund is placed at a height of 2827 meters. It provides you with mesmerising views of the surrounding places, enveloped with snow. This white sparkling snow is a delight to the eyes and instantly rejuvenates you. These enchanting surroundings will leave you in awe of nature's beauty. From here you can also view the famed Dauladhar mountain ranges.

Many adventure activities like trekking are carried out here in Triund. You will come across many exciting treks which offer a unique experience. The trek from Macleodganj to Triund, through deodar and oak forests, is very famous among the tourists. The total distance in one way is just 10 km, but it can take a day. On your way, you will come across Dharmkot and Rakkar villages, where you can closely observe the sylvan Himachal life. However, you will have to start the trek in the early hours of morning if you are planning to return to Macleodganj on the same day. The trek includes climbing a pretty steep slope from Macleodganj for about three hours, after which one reaches the final destination. For a safe and informative trek you can take help of the guides that are made available.

Reaching Triund is not a problem at all. You can reach Dharamshala which is accessible by road, rail and air. Thereafter you can avail of the buses or taxis and go further to Triund. You can also reach here on foot, through a trek. So do not forget to visit this beautiful place while enjoying a stay in Dharamshala. It may come across as a fascinating revelation.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/07