Developing McLeodGanj and Dharamsala

Tourists and trekkers have been coming to Dharamsala McLeodGanj, Bhagsunag and Dharamkot and trekking to Triund Hill for to be close with Nature.

To breath fresh air, enjoy the views of Mountains, Deep Horizon and seek Peace are some of the main reasons that made McLeodGanj and Triund Hill a favorite spot in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, though Manali and Simla are still pretty popluar. But in both locations like Shimla and Manali, Nature has to pay a very heavy price for helping out stressed tourists.

In the name of comfort and luxury, we have converted Shimla the Queen of Hills to a Queen of Concrete Hills and Manali is also on the same direction to become another concrete jungle.  Beside this the term Development (Negative Development) has also caused more of damage to Nature and with that we are spoiling the beauty of Mother Nature, the same very beauty for which tourists come here to enjoy.

In Kangra district too famous spots like Dharamsala, McLeodGanj, Bhagsunag, Dharamkot, Naddi and Satovari are getting developed with concrete structures. The felling of Green Cover (Pine and Cedar) has been rampant since year 2000 and it has just crossed its limit this time.

Many new hotels and restaurants have come up in places where earlier the spots were covered with thick Deodar, Pine and Rhododendron trees. Now we even want to develop Mountains by constructing Cable Cars and Rope Ways.

With all this unbalanced and negative development we are killing Nature and the things that are the main attractions in Himachal Pradesh.

Back in Simla as you are about to reach Shimla, the view from distant is very disturbing unless you don’t understand what Nature is. Few months back, in TaraDevi region of Simla hundereds of age old Trees were uprooted for some fancy hotel.

In 2000 if you visited Bhagsu Waterfall the Waterfall and the surrounding area used to be more greener and even the Waterfall was huge and alot more beautiful. In Dharamkot, Naddi and Satovari too the green cover has shrunk to a large extent and now you only see hotel rooftops.

We modern humans have no respect for anything and anyone. Technologically we are advancing but when it comes about Humanity, Senstivity and (Etiquettes) Cleanliness of Nature, we are loosing it day by day. It is only for the Photosession and to be in news. We even don’t help out the fellow humans in need than how come we can feel the pain of Mother Nature. We are pretty Modern and over educated!

And most of all with all this kind development, Dharamsala McLeodGanj are certainly losing the International Trousit base!

Triund Hill Manali and Shimla

Though Manali and Shimla are considered to be the best hill stations in Himachal Pradesh but then it is like for everyone. Everyone can just drive up to in and around Manali and Simla for summer holidays, but then if you seek solitude, serenity and some fine moments away from regular crowded site seeing and holiday and regular shopping then, the best option is the one to five days trek to Triund, Snowline and Lahesh Caves and Indrahar Pass from McLeodganj in Dharamshala.

Dare to follow a moderate trek up to Triund of 9km at an approximate height of 10,000 feet from sea level and stand face to face with semi-immortal, mighty yet humble Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas. Spend one night in Forest Department Rest House in Triund and on next day start another trek to Snowline and Lahesh Caves. Put up tents in cave and eat whatever is available and experience nomadic life for one night.  Get up early in the morning and start your trek to Indrahar Pass of Mighty Dhauladhar after reaching the Pass stay up for a while and have view of amazing horizon and Triund from the heights of Dhauladhar. Start your retreat for Snowline café and then back to Triund Guest House by evening. Spend another night in Triund Hill and in the morning climb down to McLeodganj.

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Kareri Village and Dal Lake

Kareri Village is another interesting place neighboring Triund Hill. Kareri village is approximately in following co-ordinates 32° 16′ 50.93″ N  76° 16′ 50.77″ E and is just 3km from Ghera village.

From Kareri village, the Kareri Lake (Locals of Kareri call it Dal Lake) is at a distance of 13km and approximately in following co-ordinates 32° 19′ 18.52″ N  76° 16′ 37.06″ E and about 2,934 meters  above sea level. Kareri Lake is a high altitude lake with low depth and its primary source of water is snow melting from Mankiani Peak, with Nyund stream as its main outflow in Dhauladhar region.

You can reach Kareri village from Dharamsala via Ghera village. 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 News May 26 2011

There is news of fire on the store and kitchen of Rest House of Forest Department in Triund due to lightening strike. As per the information this Store and Kitchen a 97 years old structure built by the British in Triund is totally burnt down, but the good thing is that no one is hurt. There was heavy rain and lightening strike up in Triund last night of May 25, 2011 and due to this accident Mountain Cleaners lost their equipments like blankets, coats and sleeping bags.

Below news detail courtesy from newkerala.com and UNI. 31 students escape unhurt in Triund rest-house fire.

Dharamsala, May 26 :Thirty-one children and teachers of YPS School, Mohali escaped unhurt in a fire that broke out at a forest resthouse in Triund on Wednesday night, nine km from McLeodganj. Deputy Forest Range Officer Kamar Singh today told UNI that the outhouse in the premises of this nearly century-old forest guest house at Triund, was engulfed in flames due to lightning at around 2330 hrs on May 25. A store, kitchen and guard’s room were totally gutted and boundary wall of the rest house was also damaged in the blaze. The loss was estimated at about Rs 1.50 lakh. However, there was no loss of life, Mr Singh informed. He said a group of 31 students of YPS School Mohali, along with their teachers Jyotsna, Niranjan, Sudarshan Kumar (cook) and two guides Tarsem and Kewal Singh, were staying in tents, 20 metres from the forest guest house when the incident took place. It took them two hours along with forest guards, to douse the flames, the DFRO disclosed. Kangra District Additional Police Chief Sanjeev Gandhi said though rising flames created panic among the students, none of them was injured in the incident. –UNI