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|Elevation||2,850 m (9,350 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Triund (Hindi; त्रिउंड) is a small hill station in the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Triund is a part of Dharamkot. Triund is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges and is at a height of 2,828 m.
Triund is a large land of green grass. One can see the mighty Dhauladhar range. The ridge elevation is between 2,810 and 2,875 metres. It is a one-day trek approx. 10 kilometres (one way) from Mcleod Ganj bus stand and under 6 kilometres (one way) from Galu temple near Dharamkot. The trail is rocky and cut in steps at some places. From Galu devi temple there is an unambiguous byway which goes through a beautiful forest of oak and devdar trees. This stretch through the woods is known as 22 Curves, because of the 22 switchbacks one has to walk through to reach Triund.
Transportation and connectivity
The nearest railway stations on the Shimla-Kangra of narrow gauge line are at Jassur (Nurpur, Kangra, and Himachal Pradesh) and Paror railway stop near Nagrota about 20km south of Dharamsala to nearby Triund campsite. The nearest rail head of broad gauge is at Pathankot (about 85 km).
And then from Dharamshala to Mcleod Ganj. From there trek will begin from Dharamkot.
There is another trek which goes by Bhagsu waterfall and Shiva Cafe, but this trek is quite difficult and challenging. So trek from Dharamkot is preferred.
Triund Campsite is a base camp and acclimatisation point for trekkers climbing the Inderahara point in the Mt. Dhauladhar. For trekkers the view of the evening sky from Triund is a good enough reason to pitch a tent here for the night. The length of the trek makes it apt for a weekend.
Triund is inaccessible in January and February due to heavy snowfall. The best time for the trekking is from March till May in the first part of the year and from September till December in the second half of the year. It is Rainy in June and July but still trekking is possible the meadow is lush green presenting out of this world.
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