Indrahar pass

Indrahar Pass ahead Laka and Triund

Indrahar Pass

Indrahar Pass a mountain Pass at an altitude of 4,342 metres (14,245 ft) beyond Triund Hill, Snow-Line Cafe and Illaqa, a traditional gateway to Chamba/Bharmour from Dharamsala. When there was no road connectivity the people of Chamba and Kangra used Indrahar Pass to travel both side and it was not only for hikers, whole of the families used to migrate from this route and due to heavy snow in those days they even had to come across causalities and more.  Though today with the convenience of roads and public transport all have switched to bus and other means of transport. So now a days during summer and monsoon in search of green pastures for their live-stocks, only Gaddi shepherds use this pass to cross over to Holi, Bharmour and Lahaul Spiti and they are joined by hikers and mountaineers.

Kuwarasi in Chamba district is the first village you will come across if you start your hike from Dharamsala, Triund and Indrahar Pass.

Indrahar Pass Triund Baba

Triund Hill and Gari Wali Mata

Triund Hill Gari Wali Mata mandir

In the neighborhood of Triund is another temple of  Gari Wali Mata. Our solitary trekking to Gari Wali Mata Mandir in the heights of lower Dhauladhar 9,500 feet and in front of Mighty Dhauladhar of Palampur, Kandi which is accessible from Dovri village near Kandi village a head of Saurabh Van Vihar, Bandla and Lohna.

The area of Gari Mata is just an isolated place in winters with empty and open huts built by the shepherds and only during April to October the shepherds live here with their livestock.

Yet the spell bounding views and silence of the temple area is unforgettable.

From the heights of Gari Mata you can have the sight of Char Pathar (Mysterious Rock Formations) on the North, Birni Devi on the North-East and Devi Himani Chamunda, Triund and Devi Kunal Pathri on the North-West.

After climbing further 800 meter you can stand face to face with the top hill of the Mighty Dhauladhar in Palampur region.

Birni Devi

In the heights of Dhauladhars neighboring Triund is the temple of Birni Devi in Palampur.

Temple of Birni Devi is located above Gallu Langha village of Palampur and is accessible from following route Palampur–>Lohna–>upper Bundla–>Gallu Langha.

To Gallu Langha cabs and buses ply from Nehru Chowk and Palampur ISBT, respectively charging 15 INR. Once you are in Gallu, you’ll see a trail opposite to civil dispensary and a shop which leads through pine trees to the temple of Birni Devi. The trail to Birni Devi is of moderate to easy category, but the rigid nature of trail may prove difficult for some. From Gallu if you have good stamina then it’ll take at least 3 hours to reach Birni Devi temple else it will take 5 hours.

From the temple of Birni Devi one can have the broad sight of Palampur town reaching the Kangra valley in distant horizon and with the help of binoculars one can have the view of Baijnath town.

Dhauladhar mountain series is the closest to feel from here. There are no shops or up in Birni Devi Temple, so you should carry food with you and do not litter.

Volunteer for Nature

Volunteer for Nature

– If you are touring Dharamsala and have done enough of travel and learning then go trekking to Triund and also volunteer for Nature by keeping it clean.

Mountain Cleaners were also involved in an annual pilgrimage trail to ManiMahesh home of Lord Shiva in Bharmour of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh, India in the month of August and September. During these two months they clean the garbage thrown by pilgrims on the way to and in ManiMahesh.

 

With the cooperation of visiting volunteers and locals they bring the large amount of garbage all the way from ManiMahesh to Bharmour for proper disposal.

Meditation and Yoga

Buddhism Meditation and Yoga

Something different to do in Dharamsala, Mcleodganj, BhagsuNag is Meditation and Yoga: – If you want to something different in Mcleodganj then one of the best things is to learn about Buddhism.  There are four basic Nobel Truths acting as base of Buddhism and they are:-

1)      Suffering: – Birth, disease, company of unpleasant, separation from pleasant and loved ones is suffering, not able to fulfill desires; old age and death are suffering.

2)      Cause: – Any desire for corporeal pleasures or ones existence and extermination or the craving for materialistic things or such other things leads to birth and rebirth and which ultimately cause suffering.

3)      End of Suffering: – It is the entire elimination of such desires, the abandonment of it, the freedom and liberation from desires is the end of suffering.

4)      Middle Way: – Middle way is the Eightfold course consisting of right concentration, right mindfulness, right thoughts, right understanding, right speech, right endeavor, right action and right livelihood.

These four Truths are Universal in every situation. Buddha simply discloses these Truths which are unknown to humankind and which positively energies human soul. There are many institutions in Mcleodganj and BhagsuNag offering courses in Buddhism Meditation and Yoga.

Some of them are Tushita Meditation Centre, Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in Dharamsala India and Dharma Dharamsala

****Though we have provided names of the institute here on the basis of experience of our genuine contributors but still it is the duty of the reader to confirm the righteousness of the institutes mentioned here if one wishes to join these institutes.

 

Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort: – Kangra was the ancient capital of the Katoch kingdom and Trigratra, Kagnra fort was the symbol of power. As per historical records the Kangra Fort is said to have been built by Susharma Chand Katoch, an ally of the Kauravas in the legendary war of Mahabarata.  For complete detail go to Neighborhood page of Triundhill.com

Devi Himani Chamunda Mandir

Devi Himani Chamunda: – Situated at an approximate altitude of 10,500 feet above sea level, centuries old Temple of Devi Himani Chamunda (Chamunda Devi) is another interesting point of trekking near Triund hill. Temple of Devi Himanu Chamunda is accessible from Badsar village near village Jiya and Gopalpur Zoo.
For complete detail go to Neighborhood page of Triundhill.com