Dharamkot (Himachal Pradesh)

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Dharamkot
A mustard field at Dharamkot near Dharamshala
A mustard field at Dharamkot near Dharamshala
Dharamkot is located in Himachal Pradesh
Dharamkot
Dharamkot
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 32°14′19″N 76°19′26″E / 32.238602°N 76.323878°E / 32.238602; 76.323878Coordinates: 32°14′19″N 76°19′26″E / 32.238602°N 76.323878°E / 32.238602; 76.323878
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Kangra
Elevation 2,100 m (6,900 ft)
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Dharamkot is a small hill station in Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.

On the crest of a hill above McLeodGanj, Dharamkot is an attractive spot that presents a wide view of the Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar ranges. There are a couple of small (and interesting) eateries around. Several foreigners have taken residence in the area; all live in village homes and tiny guest houses. Dharamkot also has the Vipassana meditation centre, Dhamma Shikara, as well as the Tushita Meditation Centre which is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition.

Past Dharamkot, at a distance of 9 km from McLeodGanj, much of which is a steady climb, Triund is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges and is at a height of 2,827 m. The snow line, which is considered to be the most easily accessible in the entire Himalayan range starts from Ilaqua, 4 km from Triund. A good walker will take around four hours to reach Triund from McLeodganj and another one and a half to two hours to reach Ilaqua.

After Dharamkot, one crosses the Galu Devi Temple when the climb and the trail become demanding.

References[edit]

http://www.yatra.com/holiday-packages/destinations/in/mcleodganj/attractions/dharamkot+and+the+triund+day+hike