A Stay in Hamlet Called Rajgundha unfolds earth's beauty to the fullest! #colourgreen

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28th May 2019
Photo of A Stay in Hamlet Called Rajgundha unfolds earth's beauty to the fullest! #colourgreen by Siva Ilankumaran

Rajgundha Trek

Trekking is a popular activity in Himachal Pradesh. Pick a place in Himachal, one would find an exciting trek invariably from there. Here my pick was Bir which offered one of pleasant and soothing trek called Rajgundha Trek. Rajgundha Trek is both popular and unknown. It is popular among Bir-Billing, you cannot miss Rajgundha trek from here if you visit Bir or Billing and relatively unknown to outsiders that too for a people down south. The fact that it is relatively unknown left it beauty unscathed till date and I'm glad that I visited and stayed there a day before it fell pray modernization.

How to start the trek:

There are 2 routes to the trek - One from Billing, which is 14 kms, take approximately 5-6 hours walk. And other route from Bara Garan via Barot village, which is 6 kms and takes 3-4 hours of trail. Popular way is to cover round like Bir-Barot-Bara Garan-RajGundha-Billing-Bir.

Route plan:

Bir to Bara Garan via Barot: 65-70 kms away, best way to reach in Cab, approximately 2-3 hours

Bara Garan to Rajgundha: 6.5 kms Trek, takes 2-3 hours.

Rajgundha to Billing: 14 kms Trek, takes 5-6 hours

Billing to Bir: 14 kms Paragliding / Cab

Stay:

Although the entire trek can be completed in day and it won't be either tiring trek to rest but the best part is staying up in 8900 ft isolated village surrounded by coniferous trees overlooking dhauladhar mountains. There are lot of agency arrange the trek with tents along with paragliding drop, Zostel Bir is one among multiple other arrange the trek.

Things to carry:

Good trekking shoes, Toiletries, Jackets, Winter wears, Water bottle, Snacks.

Best Time to Trek:

Except Jul-Sep when it rains.

Finally the trek

Day 1

--> Wayup from Bara Garan:

Trail leading to Rajgundha from Bara Garan

Photo of Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Walk never a pain with this Vista!

Photo of Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Uhl river snaking her way!

Photo of Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Some narrow trail!

Photo of Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Crossing a River before Reaching Rajgundha

Glacier melts!River Born!

Photo of Uhl River, Himachal Pradesh by Siva Ilankumaran

Never feel like taking eyes away!

Photo of Uhl River, Himachal Pradesh by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Uhl River, Himachal Pradesh by Siva Ilankumaran

Looking at the path trudged!

Photo of Uhl River, Himachal Pradesh by Siva Ilankumaran

Rajgundha, The magic Destination

The first glimpse of Rajgundha!

Photo of Rajgundha, Himachal Pradesh (India), Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Majestic!

Photo of Rajgundha, Himachal Pradesh (India), Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Way to camping spot!

Photo of Rajgundha, Himachal Pradesh (India), Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Camping location!

Photo of Rajgundha, Himachal Pradesh (India), Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

And the tent!

Photo of Rajgundha, Himachal Pradesh (India), Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Being There in Rajgundha - Heaven in Earth

Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Have you ever had a hamlet only for you!

Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Surreal Place!

Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Waking up with this View!

Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Can't ask for anything better!

Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Day 2

Bid Adieu Rajgundha! Head to Billing

Way to Billing from Rajgundha!

Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Raj Gunda, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Heaven do exist in Earth as well!

Photo of A Stay in Hamlet Called Rajgundha unfolds earth's beauty to the fullest! #colourgreen by Siva Ilankumaran

Returning Bir in Style!

Perfect Ending!

Photo of Billing Paragliding Takeoff Point, Biling, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Billing Paragliding Takeoff Point, Biling, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
Photo of Paragliding Landing Site Bir Billing, Bir Colouny Rd, Suja, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran

Perfect place to witness sunset! 

Photo of Paragliding Landing Site Bir Billing, Bir Colouny Rd, Suja, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siva Ilankumaran
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