DPC brings you one more breathtaking trip to Garliand Masroor Rock Cut Temple in the month of July.
Garli is a delightful destination for anyone looking to get away from Delhi over a long weekend or simply to explore Himachal Pradesh’s countryside. Garli has been designated a heritage zone by the Ministry of Tourism, HP.
A walk around Garli is like stepping back in time. Armed with a handy map that details the sights of interest, wander down cool alleys and lanes bordered by thick greenery to discover broken down two-storied mansions. Even in their state of disrepair it is obvious that they must have been glorious in their day. If houses could speak, these structures would have fascinating tales to tell.
There is hardly any other Indian hamlet with such stunningly diverse styles of architecture on display amongst the mansions, temples and sarais, all of which stand testimony to the majestic existence Garli that once had. Garli is a classic example of collaborative town planning, vision & foresight of its founders.
Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra
Dubbed as the Himalayan Pyramid, Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a popular archaeological site in India is around 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota-Surian Link Road. A major part of the famous rock cut temples are in ruins yet one can study the relics clearly. According to different studies conducted by the experts the temple complex was built in between 8th-9th century AD. A group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples designed in Indo-Aryan style. The main shrines contain the stone idols of Rama-Laxman and Sita. It is claimed that all 15 temples are carved out of a single rock.
The details for the trip are as follows:
We are going by road.
Date of Journey: 20th July
Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate
Timings: 9.30 pm (pls be there 15 mins prior to departure)
Breakfast en route to Garlic village.
Check-in to Naurang Yatri Niwas, a 100 year old heritage property.
Sit back, relax & replenish yourself.
2-3 hours guided heritage walk within Garli village.
Return to the guest house & relax yourselves.
Enjoy folk music by local singers.
Post dinner; We can go for night safari in the nearby forest reserve.
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, fresh air & birds chirping outside your room.
Have breakfast and replenish yourself.
A 2 hour drive to Masroor rock cut temple. Indulge yourself into the historical monument.
Lunch at a local dhaba/restaurant.
Visit the picturesque Kangra fort, an hour’s drive from the temple.
Other Important Details:
Stay: On twin sharing basis
Mode of travel: Tempo Traveller (Push-Back seats)
Total Seats: 12
Total Trip Cost:
Rs. 6300/- (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)
Rs. 5800/- for Members (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)
The cost includes stay, travel and food. However, it doesnt include any cost of camera or entry tickets ( to be paid by self)
Anything taken in room service at guest house will be paid by individuals.
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.
Meal: Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club. The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.
1. Registration fee is refundable .
Feel free to mail or speak to us if you miss anything or you want some clarifications.