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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Beauty of Triund Hill, well if you reach Triund early and plan to stay up for one night you can enjoy the blissful and beautiful moments in Triund.
The first being the open area and the closeness of Dhauladhar mountain and in the evening the sun set at the western horizon and as viewed from Triund the vastness of horizon over Dharamsala and the reddish color of sunset just fills your heart with joy and good feeling, which further promises a new day coming soon.
In the morning if you could manage to wake up early, you will have a wonderful view of sun rising behind Dhauladhar and a perfect positioning will get you an awesome photograph of the remarkable sunrise in Triund hill.
Further if you like meditation and yoga or have someone who has the knowledge of yoga and meditation, the peaceful environment of Triund is just perfect for it.
With all this Triund is the jewel in Himalayan region of Dharamsala a gift from Nature to all people which we must conserve and save beautiful earth.
The Mountain Cleaners is a group of dedicated volunteers which is founded by Jodie Underhill from Great Yarmouth, England in the year 2009 in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
The Mountain Cleaners visit Triund every Monday and Tuesday to collect and sort the garbage left behind by the tourists in to recyclable and non-recyclable and bring it down in McLeodganj for proper disposal.
They also have set up with owners of Magic View Cafė and Best View Cafė located on the trail to Triund and two other cafe’s in Triund who put the garbage of their surroundings in the bags provided by the Mountain Cleaners and also suggest tourists to keep trail to Triund clean.
With the efforts of the volunteers of Mountain Cleaners, Triund and trail to Triund is somewhat cleaner than before.
Beside cleaning Triund, Mountain Cleaners also hold fundraising events every month to continue and fund their others such projects that are in the interest of India and the Indians. On behalf of Triund and Nature, we wish them good luck for the cause they are in to.