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: – 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.
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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
Another moderate trek neighboring Triund Hill is the Temple of Shri Guna Devi ( Shri Gunna Devi ) located in following co-ordinates 32° 16′ 21.89″ N 76° 18′ 54.56″ E and about 2,400 meter above sea level and approximately at a distance of 15km from Dharamsala. Shri Guna Devi mandir is completely surrounded by forests. People from neighboring villages and even from Kangra, Dharamsala annually come here for pilgrimage.
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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 email@example.com 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.
The temple of Shree Kunal Pathri is located at the highest point of Triund Hill.
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.