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Situated close to Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas, Manimahesh Lake is located in the Chamba district and is one of the most important places to visit in Chamba. The lake is located at a height of 4, 080 meters from the mean sea level and has high religious significance after Lake Mansarovar in Tibet.
The lake is a major pilgrimage trek, which is carried out during the months of August and September on the eighth day of new moon period, as per the Hindu Calendar and is known as 'Manimahesh Yatra.'
An extremely popular trekking route from Dharamshala, the trek to Indrahar Pass trails in the lush folds of the Dhauladhar range. Surrounded by thickets of Deodars and Rhododendrons, the panorama of Pir Panjal range to the north and the plains to the south exhilarates trekkers. Treacherous precipices and steep ascents make this a moderately-difficult trek; passing through Triund Hill and an endless view of Kangra Valley. Overnight camping in the Lahesh caves is an experience that’ll leave you transfixed, and the trekking season runs from May to October.
Distance from Delhi: 475 Kilometres approximatelyNearest Railhead: Kangra Railway Station
Akhand Chandi Palace displays the lavishness of Mughals and the artistic architecture of the British. It is a perfect blend of western and eastern architecture and was built in the year 1748-1764. While visiting the Akhand Chandi Palace, you can have a picturesque view of various other beautiful tourist destinations like Chamunda Devi Temple, Sui Mata Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Rang Mahal and many more.
One of the most beautiful features of the palace is that it has distinguishably green roof as the other houses in Chamba along with a conical roof to shed the snow. The palace has beautifully designed windows, which are painted in white.
Until 1957, the palace was with the royal family and in 1958, it was handed over to Himachal Government, which opened a college and district library in the palace.
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Traveller Tales from Mcleodganj
29 November 2017
"Every service provided was excellent but the place is too commercialized and toooooooo crowded."
27 October 2013
Triund is the crown jewel of Dharamshala. It is situated in the laps of Dhauladhar mountains. I had an amazing experience with the Triund trek. It has a perfect view of mountains from one side and the Kangra valley on the other. Despite being a popular trekking spot, this trekking spot is not over crowded or polluted. This trek was one of the best experiences that I ever had. I so loved this trek and I want to do this trek again. This may sound stupid, but yeah I want to do this trek again sooner.
18 February 2015
One thing I would like to mention here - The organizers organised this trek very well. Though it is only 3 days, we had plenty of fun and excitement all the way from McLeod Ganj to Trinud. Captivating sceneries, fascinating mountains, exciting terrains made our trek real amazing.
23 October 2017
18 September 2014
This trek was really good. First of all, during season time, the weather was amazing. You can expect so many people to climb the mountain. It is a trek and not some spiritual or religious tour and that's why lot of trekkers love it. The old charm is definitely lost but still it was fun to see the nature like that. The trek is filled with amazing valley and landscapes which are a nice sight to see and cherish.
23 October 2015
The trekking through Dhauladhar is awesome. The mighty mountains give anyone a rush of excitement. The trek trails are pretty unambiguous. It is normal walk and climb than hike or trek. The first 5 kms is something that can be easily cover, after which the trek gets tougher and tougher. We relaxed at a couple of tea stores for some cutting chai and biscuits. After which we continued the trek.
24 April 2015
The Triund trek is a gem of all treks. If you don’t take this trek, then you are missing something great. The trek path is simple, uncomplicated, and brilliant. I loved the trek. There is nothing to stress of get tired in this trek. The climatic condition of this area is very good too. You will definitely enjoy this trek.
04 February 2015
The trek was nice experience. It was neither too costly nor too cheap. The trek trails were moderate level of difficulty and we all friends enjoyed it. Food was very good and so was our guide and Yoga guru. We had 2 sessions of and that feeling is hard to explain in words. We all got stress free after our yoga sessions.
01 April 2014
The Triund trek is in fact commercialized as every one says. However, it is not deteroriated. It is still good and fine. One will defitently enjoy trekking here. I had a great time. The trek was mind boggling and we had lot of fun in early many Yoga.
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