"The best way
is to simply surrender
and allow it
to take you wherever
it takes you"
a meditation centre in the Himalayas
How to arrive at Osho Nisarga,
and places to explore nearby.
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The Dharamsala region has moderate climate round the year, with many sunny days throughout even the chilliest weeks of January and February, as well as through the rainy weeks of July and August.
As an escape from the hot season in the plains, or from the humidity of the monsoons, Osho Nisarga is an ideal place to immerse yourself in the silence of the Himalayas any time of the year.
Most people arrive from Delhi as it is a major national and international hub. Depending on your route, the distance from Delhi to Osho Nisarga by road is between 525 Km to 580 Km, or between 325 Miles to 360 Miles.
There are night buses from Delhi to Dharamsala by Himachal Tourism Development Corp (HTDC), by Bedi Travels, and Volvo. For online bookings please visit: www.hp.gov.in/hrtctickets/
Coming by bus to Dharamsala, it is convenient to get down at Chetru - 6 Km or 3.7 Miles before Dharamsala for easy access to Osho Nisarga. From there catch a taxi or another bus to reach us. You may also get down at Gaggal and order a taxi.
Regular daily and night train services run from New Delhi and old Delhi railway stations to Pathankot as well as Chakki Bank, which is another railway station in Pathankot. After arriving at Pathankot or Chakki Bank, you may either order yourself a taxi, which takes about 2 hours of travelling time, or else you may catch a bus to Dharamsala.
Air India and Spice Jet offer flights between Delhi and Dharamsala. The nearest airport is at Gaggal, 7 Km or 4.3 Miles from Osho Nisarga.
From Pathankot, Chakki Bank railway station, or from the airport, you may book a taxi in advance to Osho Nisarga by telephoning for the taxi services of Mr Praveen at 09418142830.
Around Osho Nisarga
The area is famous for its trekking tours that are a wonderful way to explore the mountains. Motorbikes can be hired and there are many beautiful roads leading through small villages and towards the incredible views around Triyund, right at the snow line, as well as places such as Dharmakot and Bhagsu-Nag.
There is a rich cultural life in the area with some lovely temples dating from the early medieval period.
Nearby is McLeod Ganj, a former British hill station and now famous for the Tibetan Government in exile and the palace of the Dalai Lama. There has been a strong Tibetan Buddhist presence in these mountains for several decades, which complements the peaceful meditative atmosphere.
Among other well-known meditation centers in the region are the Karmapa's Norbuglinka monastery, the Vipassana center, and Tushita meditation center. All these areas are replete with traditional Buddhist temples, rich Tibetan art and larger than life Buddha statues.
The Chinmaya Mission Ashram called Tapovan is also located nearby. The prayers that are held in the evenings in His Samadhi have a strong meditative energy with Sanskrit-chanting coupled with a marvelous view of the mountains.
About 80 Kms or 49.6 Miles away, lies Bir Valley, one of the most beautiful regions of Kangra and a world-famous destination for paragliding.