Triund and Mcleodganj Trip – There is no better medicine to stress than travelling. The change of place is what recharges the body and fills us with the energy to carry on. Travelling to hill stations is one of the most recommended activities given by counselors to people who overwork or are emotionally traumatized.
There is no better feeling than talking long road trips, surrounded by snow clad mountains and cool breeze. Just thinking about such sights puts us in a good feeling, then imagine how beautiful the actual experience must be. So, if you are looking for a short three day escape to magic and serenity, then we invite you to read our travel guide for 3 days trip to Triund & Mcleodganj.
Triund and Mcleodganj Trip
Let us give you a brief description of one of the most beautiful places in India. Mcleodganj is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. This beautiful hill station is located in Himachal Pradesh and offers a lot of experiences that make it a truly unique place.
The best part about this place is that there are lots of interesting places near Mcleodganj that offer one of a kind experience, be it Buddhist temples or unique rock formations. Most people take Mcleodganj tour package that includes guides to make the trips even better.
One of the most famous outdoor activity is paragliding in Mcleodganj for which the tourist might have to pay a little extra to their tour packages, as most of the time it is not included in the package. However, we do recommend you to do paragliding in Mcleodganj as it will be a sure ride to remember for a lifetime.
Then again make sure that you are physically fit to do this activity. One of the most famous things to do here is the amazing Mcleodganj to Triund trek which is the centre of attraction of this place. Apart from the trek, there are various other places to visit in Dharamshala and Mcleodganj too.
Triund is one of the famous trekking places in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Standing at the height of 2,828 m, this hill is located at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges. Mcleodganj, on the other hand, is a part of Dharamshala which lies again in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
Triund and Mcleodganj Trip
If you live near the capital, i.e. New Delhi, these places make awesome weekend getaways. One can easily go to Delhi to Dharamshala by road and have an amazing weekend in Triund & Mcleodganj. However, for the first-timers, we do advise they take Mcleodganj tour package so that they can explore the places near Mcleodganj in peace.
The best time to visit Mcleodganj is the summer season, as the temperatures are perfect, just around 25 degrees, thus letting you enjoy your stay here. According to us, the best time to visit Mcleodganj is during the months of September to June.
Delhi to Dharamshala by road is an amazing trip, as the entire route is one visual treat. It is advisable to not visit this place in rainy season, as this place receives a lot of rain.
If you are going to Delhi to Dharamshala by road, there are a lot of Dharamshala tourist places where people spend a jolly good time to click pictures and enjoy the surroundings. There is a very short trip between Dharamshala to Mcleodganj, as the Dharamshala to Mcleodganj distance is not that much.
The Dharamshala to Mcleodganj distance can be covered in under 30 minutes and so one can cover both the places on the same day if they are in a hurry. As the Dharamshala to Mcleodganj distance is not that much, many tourists book their hotels in Dharamshala for more economical options. The best time to visit Dharamshala is from September to June.
So, let’s see what we can do for the Day 1 of the trip when you choose the best time to visit Mcleodganj:
If you have taken tour packages from Delhi to Dharamshala and Mcleodganj then the tour guide will already have made the itinerary for you. Also note that tour packages from Delhi to Dharamshala and Mcleodganj are a good option, as then you don’t have to figure out everything by yourself.
If you have been travelling from Pathankot to Mcleodganj then it is advisable that you book a taxi or a bus, as the journey lasts for two and half hours. Many tourists travel from Pathankot to Mcleodganj, as it is easier to reach Pathankot. Also, Pathankot to Mcleodganj is a beautiful journey, as the roads travel through picturesque places, so make sure you are camera ready all the time.
But for the ones who are not taking tour packages from Delhi to Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, and for the inquisitive ones you can read along.
If you are reaching Mcleodganj early morning then its better to check-in in a hotel first. Once, you freshen up, we recommend you head up towards the amazing cafes that serve authentic Tibetan cuisine. You can either take Mcleodganj tour package or be the solo warrior and make your way to the various places near Mcleodganj.
The most famous places to visit here are the Dalai Lama temple and the Tibetan museums. The famous temple roads lead to the Dalai Lama temple, which is pretty famous as his holiness Dalai Lama stays here when he is not out doing tours.
The peaceful ambience present near the temple has a soothing effect, and many people sit here for hours meditating. Now, here you have to make two choices, either stay for the whole day and see the famous two-monks routine or visit the Bhagsu Waterfalls.
If you wish to stay near the temple, then you can witness the monks debate, which starts around 4 pm. It is a pretty famous spectacle and so attracts a lot of people. The routine includes two monks debating with each other, one monk will be sitting while the other would be asking him various questions. All in all, it is quite exhilarating. Post this, you can actually visit Tibetan markets and have a blissful evening at the roadside cafes.
Triund and Mcleodganj Trip
While coming back to the hotel, you can watch a Tibetan movie and understand the rich culture of the Tibetans. The movies are played in lots of cafes and most of the time you are not charged with watching them. Now, you can blissfully end the day with an amazing Tibetan Cuisine.
If you do not wish to stay at the temple for the rest of the day, then you should head towards the Bhagsu Waterfall. On a bonus note, you can also visit the Bhagsunath temple. This is one of the best places near Mcleodganj and is located just a couple of kilometres from Mcleodganj.
Located next to the waterfall is a pond where you can spend some time, and then make your way towards the top of the waterfall, needless to the say the view from the here is impeccable. If you have some time, then you should definitely head towards the Shiva Cafe, which provides a nice relaxing place letting you enjoy the nature.
Till the time you come back to Mcleodganj, it would be evening. So consider visiting the markets and cafes located in the area, so that you can enjoy the local culture and cuisines. Now, you should go to bed early, as it has been a long day, and the coming one would be even more adventurous.
Now comes one of the most exciting parts of the journey – Mcleodganj to Triund trek. If you are staying in Dharamshala for lodging then there are lots of cabs available that can take you from Mcleodganj to Dharamshala.
However, make sure that when booking cabs from Mcleodganj to Dharamshala you are alert and don’t get overcharged. Also, please note that Mcleodganj to Dharamshala is a short journey, so if you feel like that you have done a lot of shopping, then feel free to travel back from Mcleodganj to Dharamshala and keep your stuff in your hotel, as the upcoming trips could become a little difficult if you are carrying a lot of stuff.
This is what makes the whole trip to Mcleodganj so rewarding, and many people have already titled Triund as the jewel of Mcleodganj. The whole trek lasts only for three hours, but the memories made in these hours are priceless.
Be ready to be awestruck by the snow-clad mountains and marvellous sites that will live forever in your memories. After you return from the Mcleodganj to Triund trek, you would be completely exhausted and so it is wise to take full rest, cause the next day would be one of the best ever.
This is the last day of the trip, and so you should prioritise things accordingly. You can either spend the last day in front of the snowy mountains, sipping green tea and enjoying the view, or head to Bir billing for the ultimate paragliding experience.
Once you come back to Mcleodganj, we are pretty sure that your legs would be so stiff that you wouldn’t be able to feel them, so it is advisable to head towards the hotel and recharge your batteries or get one of the amazing massages. When selecting a decent massage parlour, make sure to be alert and not choose a shady place.
After getting the massage, you can explore the streets of Mcleodganj and buy souvenirs, To end the day, you can have some delicious roadside Momos that are sure to win you over. After which you can head to your hotel and start packing.
However, if you had planned to go paragliding, we assure you, it would be one of the best experience ever. If you are looking to do paragliding in Mcleodganj there are a lot of places nearby, however, Bir-Billing is one of the most recommended and it is also one of the best places to do paragliding in India. The packages are not that expensive and you are surely going to have the time of your life.
Then again if you manage to spare some time then you can visit Dharamshala tourist places that are pretty eye-catching. Dharamshala tourist places are famous among travellers who are returning from their trip. The main factor is the distance between Dharamshala to Mcleodganj which is very short. You can easily book cabs which will not charge much for the trip from Dharamshala to Mcleodganj.
For tourists, the return journey is the best time to visit Dharamshala, as they can relax and enjoy the awesome view of the city. As we have already discussed above the best time to visit Dharamshala is summer’s, which lets you enjoy the city with its amazing weather. Just remember that there are amazing places to visit in Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, so make sure that your trips are flexible so that you can see all amazing places to visit in Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.
With this, the 3 day trip to Triund & Mcleodganj comes to end. We are sure while returning you would have warm memories and blissful feeling, and a promise that you would visit this place again. Happy travelling!!