Best Weekend Destination Near Delhi
Are you bored with your daily 9 to 5 job and searching for a break from your monotonous work?If yes,then here is a trip to Mcleodganj and Triund from delhi.Forget the long travelling destination.Head towards these places to visit near Delhi and get an amazing weekend break.
Delhi To Mcleodganj
Mcleodganj is one of the best weekend destinations from Delhi.It is situated at an altitude of 2250 metres above the sea level.This is a small town that is 3 km from Dharamshala.Manu Buddhist festivals are celebrated in this town every year.Here one can get a taste of the real lifestyle of Tibetan Buddhists.This is the reason that why this place is called the “little Lhasa”.In 1960 the 14th Dalai Lama,Lama Tenzin Gyatso came here from Tibet.Being a spiritual gateway this town is really famous.Dalai Lama made this little town.Kareri lake is a famous tourist spot in Mcleodganj.Here one can also visit the famous Bhagsunath temple.This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva.
How to Reach:
By Train:There is no railway connectivity from Delhi to Mcleodganj.Closest railway station is Pathankot.This is 90 kilometres from here.From Pathankot one can book a taxi to Mcleodganj.
By Flight:The closest airport is Gaggal or Dharamshala-Kangra airport.This is 20 kilometres from Mcleodganj.It takes around 3 hours to reach Mcleodganj to Delhi by flight.
Temperature: 28 degree celsius.
Duration: 2 to 3 Days.
Best Time:October to June.
Here you can explore the Dalai Lama Temple,Namgyal Monastery,Tibet Museum,Gyuto Tantric Monastery Temple which is famous for many Tantric rituals and Meditation.You can also explore the St,John’s Church that is a 18th century church famous for its Neo-Gothic architecture.Travellers also can trek to the falls like Bhagsunag.Take a tour of Kangra Valley tea garden.
Some Popular Places To Eat:
This place is a hotspot for international trekkers,tourists,nature lovers and backpackers.So the food culture here is a mixture of national,international and traditional.
- Four Season Cafe-This is in Jogiwara road,Mcleodganj.
- Cafe129-This is in Bhagsunag Road.
- Tibet Kitchen-This is in Jogiwara Road.
- The Clay Oven Restaurant which is in Tipa Rd near Ihasa Hostel,main square,Mcleodganj.
- Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen-near Green Hotel,Mcleodganj.
Delhi To Triund
Triund Trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh.A trek from Mcleodganj to Triund top will give you a stunning view of Dhauladhar Mountain and Kangra valley.The total distance of this trek is 10 km.One can finish this trek in just 4 to 5 hours.This tail goes through amazing deodar,rhododendron and oak forests.
Dharamkot is 2 km.It is a small village near McleodGanj.This is also the base camp of the trek.A 25 minutes walk takes you to Dharamkot from the bus stand.From McleodGanj one can also book a taxi.The best time for this trek is Summer and Spring season (March to June).In the Post monsoon season,one can visit here.On this time you can get a clear view of the mountain ranges and peaks.If you are lucky enough then in December you can get a chance to see the first snowfall.
The temperature will vary depending on the season you are going to this trek.In summer season the day temperature can be 15 to 25 degrees. At night it can be 8 to 10 degrees.
In the winter season the temperature can be 15 to 18 degrees at day time and at night it can be 2 to 5 degrees.Trekking on the rocky,boulder part can be very slippery.You need to wear proper trekking shoes.Strength training is really important for treks.Do some squats,planks and lunges.Avoid monsoon season because this time the trail has become slippery.
How to Reach:
Closest railway station is Pathankot railway station which is 85 km away from Dharamshala.From Pathankot you can book a taxi or book a bus.Taxi takes around 2.5 hours while bus takes 4-5 hours.
Closest airport is Kangra airport.This airport is also known as Gaggal airport.From the airport you need to book a taxi.It takes around 45 minutes to reach McleodGanj which is located in about 20 km.
What To Expect:
Lahesh Cave: While doing this trek you can explore this cave.The distance between Laka glacier to Triund is 2 km.Here you can find this amazing cave.You can camp here overnight.
Norbulingka Monastery:Here you can see many Buddhist monks.A beautiful garden will soak your eyes here.
Dalai Lama Complex: This complex is a perfect peaceful place.It has a cafe,an amazing library and wonderful museum.Here you can taste a new culture that will give you inner peace.
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