Lakhamandal situated on the banks of river Yamuna is often associated with the Lakhshagriha that is described in Mahabharata. The story goes that the Kaurava Prince Duryodhana had built a lac palace here, in which he tried to burn his cousins- the Pandavas alive. The Pandavas, however managed to escape through a secret passage, which the locals say still exists even today. An important attraction of Lakhamandal is its temple dedicated to Bhagwati and Lord Shiva. The best time to visit the temple is during the local Diwali, which is generally held one Tour Bookingmonth after the Diwali in the plains.
A cultural and historical trek in the Jaunsar-Babar region, one gets to see and learn a lot of things during the trek E.g., The Jaunsaris tribes located at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas are known to practice polygamy as well as polyandry. Furthermore as the route of the trek is rich with flora and fauna, it makes for an unforgettable experience for ornithologists and the naturalists.
Lakhamandal Trek Short Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Rishikesh-Lakhamandal (150 kms/4 hrs)
Day 02: Lakhamandal- Baijnath
Day 03: Baijnath- Magti
Day 04: Magti-Biratkhoi
Day 05: Biratkhoi- Kalsi
Day 06: Kalsi to Rishikesh (121 Kms/ 4Hr)
Drive to Lakhamandal 150 kms via Mussoorie lunch enroute-Lakhamandal is place of archaeological significance.Historians and archealogist identify Lakhamandal with the epic Laxagrah (House of Wax) which was made by Duryodhan in a conspiracy to kill the Pandavas-Dinner and overnight in camp.
12 kms drive to Goraghati. Further 12 kms trek to Baijnath with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
17 kms Trek to Magti with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp
Trek 11 kms to Biratkhoi with packed lunch-At Biratkhoi there is an epic fort in ruins now, according to the legends of Mahabharat, Kalsi Lakhamandal TrekThis fort belongs to Maharaja Birat - Dinner and overnight in camp
Trek 22 kms to Kalsi with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight in camp.
Drive to Rishikesh via Dakpathar, Dehradun. Arrive at Rishikesh tour end.