The closest and most scenic place you could go fishing for river trout from Rakkh Resort is a place called Barot which has two long stretches of rivers both known for trout fishing. An eventful 3-hour drive crossing the Bajinath temple and the paragliding heaven of Bir and Billing, one arrives at the Barot valley.
Mahseer is an indigenous species of the Himalayas and thrives in relatively warmer waters of the lower valleys. Kangra is gifted with may such valleys with rivers and streams full of Mahseer. But the best for Mahseer fishing along with a few other perks and worth the drive would be heading over to the Pong Wetlands. Pong Wetlands, about 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Rakkh Resort is one of the best places to go angling for Mahseers along with being a birders paradise.
A possible 4-day vacation itinerary for angling at Rakkh Resort, Palampur is provided here. But there are a million combinations that one can do with a huge number of experiences that Rakkh Resort has to offer.
Arrive at Rakkh Resort, Ghamrota Village, Palampur at the earliest and check-in. After a scrumptious and satiating lunch, spend the rest of the afternoon and evening experiencing the village around intimately with guided walks in the serene village and tea estates. If you want something more paced, try biking to nearby villages, or rock climbing and slackline walking. You can witness local women weaving the traditional Himachali shawls on handlooms passed on for generations.
As evening approaches, Rakkh ascends the heights of cultural immersion with traditional Himachali singing and dancing organized along with the famed Dhaam feast, creating a memory of a lifetime.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast before indulging in the main activity of your vacation - angling. Head to the Pong Wetlands and spend the rest of the day angling. Don’t forget to pack a pair of great binoculars. Pong wetland is a great place to go bird watching too. A picnic style lunch is arranged in the woods around the lake for you to take time off angling. The peace and calm of this serene land will mesmerize you forever. You can choose to continue fishing till late evening or head to Dharamshala and McLeodGanj and explore the Tibetan market hunting for souvenirs. A visit to the Dalai Lama Temple and the Tibet Museum is highly recommended too.
Return to Rakkh Resort and throw your leg up and just relax after a day of relaxing fishing. The amazing Kangra tea will warm you up as you share your ‘Old man and the sea’ tales of angling and wrestling with the Mahseers with friends and family.
A long and eventful drive awaits you, so best to start before the break of dawn. Head south and eastward along the road to Palampur and Baijnath Temple, crossing the paragliding haven of Bir Billing and turn up into the Barot valley, one of the fast-flowing tributaries of River Beas is your destination of the day. There are two stretches identified as brown trout fishing grounds. Choose your spot and get angling. If lucky and are done with your stipulated catch of the day soon, you could visit the Baijnath Temple on the way back to show gratitude to the gods for a wonderful catch or continue feeling on top of the world with a session of paragliding at Bir Billing.
Wake up early this morning, to take in the beauty of Rakkh as much as you can, as we serve more cups of delectable chai from our curated selection of tea. As you polish the plate off, after the epicurean tête-à-tête with your food and pack your bags to leave the abode of gods, just know that we loved having you here as much as you love it here. You are welcome here anytime your heart desires or your angling arm itches.
Rakkh Resort in Palampur
is an adventure Resort near Dharamshala
which has many treks and hikes, mountain biking and other activities for all age groups and expertise. We can assist with creating the perfect active vacation for you for all seasons.