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Indrunag, bhagsu

March 27, 2009

Hi all,
Yesterday went to a place called Indrunag. Indrunag is famous for a temple made in honor of Lord Shiva. Its the only place around from where one can see the whole of North, the whole of South, East and West without obstruction of either the mountains or the trees. I’m not much of an outdoors person so it took me roughly three hours to get there. I started something like 11:30 a.m. and reached there around 14:30 hours.
There is no trail from either bhagsu or Mcleodganj to go to Indrunag. The best way to go by walk is to start walking from a very small temple which is next to Triund View Cafe (which is between Mcleodganj and Bhagsu). One needs to go down to a village called Hiro, still go down to the riverbed and then across and climb up. After climbing up for about 30-40 minutes, you hit across a sorta plateau which leads to a sort of half-built road which goes till Indrunag.

One of the interesting things which happened was couple of landslides which happened just before our eyes. I would say we were really lucky for had it been 2 minutes we would have been in pieces. It wasn’t a large landslide (as seen on TV) but the small one would have also done the job.

One of the other things which was interesting to see a tree species. It had drooping leaves (like porcupine spikes are but slanting downward due to gravity) and upturned few sticks which were like candles (almost like the candle chandeliers we see in old homes).

While going also observed a pool which had a bunch of tadpoles jumping in and out. Sadly the pool would not be good enough for even large frog.

After reaching Indrunag found there were couple of cafes. One is much better constructed then the other. Had delicious chowmein there and tea and lolled around a bit in Indrunag. Then as it started getting 16:00 hours went down walking down to Dharamsala .

While walking down an hour or so hit the small village/town called Dadnu. In Dadnu saw ‘Harmony through education special needs school, Dharamsala’ , Khando Chazotsang, White Gate. On inquiring further came to know this Special Needs School started operating few years back but now the Tibetans have taken it on rent. The school operates from 9 in the morning till 15:00 hours evening. Bang opposite this saw a Goan/Portugese architectural house which has been there for more than 40 years or so. It has couple of peaks and a small pyramidical structure at two sides. The owner was said to be some Colonel something. Tried to find a bit more about it but couldn’t 😦

Going down to the main bazaar came across another Sony PS2 Playstation parlor. This time couldn’t stop myself and played ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ for around couple of hours. Then came to the main bazaar took a bus to Mcleoganj, did the 2 kms. walk up to Bhagsu and another km. till my place and slept like a log.

Another post from the land of mysticism, romance and samsara 😉