Shri Guna Devi Mandir

Another moderate trek neighboring Triund Hill is the Temple of Shri Guna Devi ( Shri Gunna Devi ) located in following co-ordinates 32° 16′ 21.89″ N  76° 18′ 54.56″ E and about 2,400 meter above sea level and approximately at a distance of 15km from Dharamsala. Shri Guna Devi mandir is completely surrounded by forests. People from neighboring villages and even from Kangra, Dharamsala annually come here for pilgrimage.

For complete detail check Neighborhood page of Triundhill.com

 

Masroor Rock Cut Temples

Masroor village located in approxmately in following co-ordinates ( 32° 4′ 22.87″ N 76° 8′ 14.87″ E ) is another point of interest neighboring Triund Hill and which houses 15 temples chiseled out of a hill rock-mass made up of Siwalik sedimentary rocks such as Sand stone, Silt stone and Clay stone since 8th century.

These temples are believed to be built during the period of Pandavs in exile and their visit to Himalayan region of Kangra. Monumental temples of Masrur are of Indo-Aryan style with affluent and creative sculptural decoration of that period and are almost similar to the rock cut temples of Ellora and Mahabalipuram. For complete detail go to Neighborhood page of Triundhill.com

 

Triund Guest House

In Triund there is a Guest House of Forest Department Dharamsala with about four cosy rooms and which is looked after by Mr. Baisakhi Ram and one room for a night costs as low as 500 INR** (**rates may change as per rule of Forest Department).
If you plan to stay up in Triund for one or two days you can reserve room in forest rest house triund, from Divisional Forest Officer at following phone number 01892-224887 and email enquiry at dfodha-hp@nic.in but prefer to call or directly visit

Forest Complex, which is located behind BSNL Telephone Exchange store and opposite to General Post Office (GPO) Dharamsala near Police Station Dharamshala.

 

 

 

Triund and temple of Shri Kunal Pathri

The temple of Shree Kunal Pathri is located at the highest point of Triund Hill.

You can start trekking for the temple by two trails:-

  • Taking a stiff and risky trail from the side of the cave located behind one of the rest house owned by shopkeeper which is located above concrete water storage tank. Here while the risky word may sound tempting to take risk but it will be of no worth if you take this trail, because you’ll get to go through thick woods and you’ll miss the beauty of the trail on the other side.
  • There is another regular and trail which is bit of moderate but long one for Shri Kunal Pathri Devi Mandir, it is after reaching Snow Line cafe then take up side trail to the left of Snow Line cafe follow the trail for about 45 minutes and you will be surprised to see meadow on the trail up in the hill. After a careful walk you’ll reach the temple of Shree Kunal Pathri, from there you will have the complete  180 degree view of Triund and Kangra valley beside Dharamsala and also you will feel Dhauladhar Mountain very close to self without trekking to Dhauladhar heights.

 

Triund Hill and Sheapherds

During monsoon season Sheapherds’ from villages of Dharamsala and Kangra come to Triund with their livestock  and after spending some time in Triund head further to Illaqa and go over Indrahar Pass and Jot of Dhauladhar in search of green pastures for their farm animals. One of the interesting thing is that in monsoon they push more than 200 livestock up in Dhauladhar mountain and sorroundings of Triund but only one or two sheapherds’ manage them as most of  the sheapherd’s leave behind their livestock in the care of the other sheapherds’ and god and return to homes. The remaining all stay up there from May to October.

The Sheapherds start climbing down the Dhauladhar and Triund by the middle of October month to avoid harsh winters.These Shepherds have been on Triund trails for ages and they will continue.

Triund and glaciated Laka in Himachal Pradesh

‘Triund’ and glaciated ‘Laka’ in Himachal Pradesh

You will find such glaciers in Illaqa or Laka in all seasons, but in December this glacier spreads and reaches out up to the foothills of Snowline cafe and you need to be really careful then. During summer some monks come to Illaqa for meditation and prayer all the way from Mcleod Ganj.

Triund Hill Trekkers Paradise

Triund is a paradise for trekkers. Triund hill is situated in Indian state Himachal Pradesh, district Kangra, town Dharamsala and which lies after McLeod Ganj.
Trek to Triund comes under moderate hiking category with normal gears according to the weather like normal clothing or warm jacket and good pair of sports shoes, sleeping bags with tent if you would prefer to stay up there for more than one day and yes the trek is of worth once you reach the top of the hill and if you would like to go further you must come fully prepared as a pro hiker because after Triund Hill the trail gets a bit of hard as you will face the mighty Dhauladhar and its trail starts from Triund to Snow Line then Dhauladhar Base Camp in Illaqa and Lhasa caves and finally the moon peak of Dhauladhar mountain range which will take at least two days to complete with return to Base Camp in Illaqa.

Triund Hill in February 2011