Not so far up in the himalayas is this hustly bustly town of Mcleodganj , once the residence of the great Dalai lama.
It was a road trip for me – Enfield, Zig Zag road, view of snow capped mountains and pure air. This was in the month of February. Folks please do not choose this month for the bike trip as it will freeze your bones.
It is a 14 hrs ride from Delhi, there are luxury buses and volvos also available for that route which takes exactly 12 hrs one way.
Enroute please do stopover at the small joints to have veg Maggie and some of the shacks serve delicious home made mutton curry and rice.
There is nothing much to do in dharamshala, so when you reach Mcleodganj, firstly take a room. There are multiple options to choose from (please refer trip advisor for the same).
And the second very thing is a heavy tibetan brunch at the ‘Tibet Kitchen’.
*Steam chicken Momos a must try.
Adjacent to this restaurant is a showroom selling all the tibetan ethnic commodities. I found this shop to be resonably priced than any other shop in the town….Ladies it’s shopping time.
Evening coffee at the casual cafes.
Two km away from the city is the naag falls- it is too much crowded, so peace lovers may find a place at the shiva cafe or at the foot of the fall to avoid the footfall.
Last but the best attraction is the ‘Triund trek ‘. Adventurers can stay the second night at DHARMAKOT which is 2km away from the town centre and can start the trek early morning. It is a must do trek if you have time and the correct company.
Early risers should go to the main monastry , sit and introspect.
End the day with mesmerising sunset. For that you need to keep an eye at the right spot. I figured mine.
So people, pick a weekend , club a Friday and shoot for Mcleodganj.