Hey , The places to visit in Dharamshala are :- Bhagsu naag falls Shiva cafe :- A must visit cafe ... Trek to Triund :- A complete trek is 8 hours ... Dalai Lama temple Eateries are Germany bakery, Tibet kitchen, Moon peak expresso, Jimmy's cafe ... As you are a group... choose a homestay ... here are few :- Himalayan home stay The divine Hima Gautama nivas apartment Per head budget for 2 days would be around 2k ... Happy Travelling!!!
Places to visit in mcleodganj
naddi and lake
dharmsala cricket stadium
for budget hotels in offseson you can easily find rooms starting from 400 rs. and hostels starting from 200 rs.
1.HPCA cricket stadium
2.Naddi View Point
3.Bhagsu Nag Waterfall + Shiva Cafe
4.Dalai Lama temple
5.Illiterati Cafe ,Mccllo bakery (try carrot cake)
Trek to triund ..as triund is much crowded u can go ahead upto snowline cafe or laka glacier .. its few kms uphill from triund hill (1-1.5hrs ).
Have a wonderful trip... :)
Must try Tibetan food.Thupaka but try veg only coz Tibetan use to boil the meat which so may little uncomfortable to eat as we are are not used to boil meat,but veg thupka is very delesious and try momos as well.And please spend atleast 3 to 4 hours at temple you will feel vary good at temple you can also do meditation for some time.And do visit all places as mentioned by others.
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Better to stay in dharmkot which is 1.5 km from McLeodganj. There are lot of homestays. You will find peace and natural beauty and lot of superb cafe in dharmkot. And shiva cafe at bagsu waterfall. Food us decent but views are awesome.