RAKKH, EXPERIENTIAL RESORT IN PALAMPUR

“Life is an adventure, not a package tour”
– Eckhart Tolle

DAY EXCURSIONS


Rakkh Resort in Palampur although has many activities to keep you occupied within the resort, we encourage our guests to explore the beautiful destination we are in. Kangra district has a lot to offer people of all interests and inclinations. We arrange for exhilarating paragliding sessions at Bir to toy train rides Bajinath, from the meditative atmosphere of Norbulingka Institute at Dharamshala to the bohemian brotherhood of McLeod Ganj, from the tea experience of Palampur estates to the ancient rock cut temples of Masroor, and so much more, all within short driving distance to Rakkh Resort for wholesome holiday in Himachal.

Dharamshala & McLeod Ganj


Less than an hour from Rakkh lays the town of Dharamshala and a further 20 minutes is the town of McLeod Ganj – the former famous for its bustling markets and the Norbulingka Institute. The former is famous for being the refuge of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan followers who have lived in exile here since 1959. The markets in Dharamshala allows you to buy indigenous shawls, carpets, artifacts and keepsakes while McLeod Ganj, with its blend of laidback cafes and Buddhist monasteries – makes for an interesting day tour. Of particular interest is the Tibet Museum which is excellently curated and has a very interesting collection of photographs of Tibet before and after the Chinese occupation. 
Things to do in Dharamshala

Paragliding


Bir is 1 hour and 20 minutes from Rakkh, 30 km ahead of Palampur. It is ranked the second most beautiful paragliding site in the world. Having conducted the Paragliding World Cup in October 2015, a 20 min adrenaline pumping jump in Bir should definitely top your bucket list. You could stop at Bajinath Temple on your way back and thank God for surviving the wonderful experience.
Paragliding in Bir Billing

Kangra Devi Mandir


The Shree Vajreshwari Mata Mandir also known as Kangra Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Vajreshvari, a form of Durga located in the town Kangra, in Himachal Pradesh, India. Legend says that after Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva in her father's Yagya. Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started Tandav. In order to stop him from destroying the world Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra. The left breast of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peetha.

MORE ABOUT KANGRA


Kangra Devi Temple

Masroor and Kangra Fort Excursion 


The magnificent rock cut temples at Masroor and the impressive Kangra Fort make an excellent day out for guests staying at Rakkh, who wish to familiarise themselves with some of the area’s most impressive architectural heritage. We’ll depart from Rakkh at around 9 am, following breakfast, and first travel to Masroor, which is about a two hour drive. Said to be more than 1200 years old, the Masroor temple complex is associated with several legends from the great epic Mahabharata. There are 15 richly carved temples in all, but alas many suffered extensive damage during the massive earthquake in 1905. They are the only temples of their kind in Northern India.
Kangra Fort




Local Train to Bajinath and Andretta Pottery


One of the most popular ways to travel in India for locals is by train, and on this excursion we start your day with a short journey on the Kangra Valley Railroad, the single gauge train which travels 165 km across the Himachal countryside. We board the train at the small station at Chamunda, enjoy the spectacular views of the Dhauladhar Range. 

The journey to Bajinath will take around 1 hour 15 minutes, and is a great way to mingle with locals, and pass through lush farmland. On arrival in Bajinath, stop and have a cup of chai on the platform, or continue directly by vehicle to the temple. Bajianth one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva, and has been continuously used for worship ever since its construction in 1204 A.D. We will then continue by road towards the small artists-village of Andretta.


The Toy Train Experience Kangra

Kangra Kaleidoscope

THE CULTURE & THE PEOPLE

Once the seat of power in all of Himachal, Kangra is equally renowned for its rich cultural milieus – be it the miniature painting tradition, pottery scene, or its handicrafts. Kangra entered its greatest phase in terms of poetry, art and music under the reign of Sansar Chand in the late 18th century. The heritage of those eras remains etched in the handiwork of the artists of Kangra even today.


RAKKH RESORT | EXPERIENTIAL RESORT IN PALAMPUR
Ghamrota Village Post Office Ballah,Tehsil Palampur, District Kangra, Jiun, Himachal Pradesh 176061

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