The first time i went to Mcleod ganj was in 2010, I was doing my B.tech and my friend proposed me this place to go to in vacations. I had no clue about this place, i haven't even heard of the name before. So i looked it up on internet, not much info was available, it was a Tibetian place close to Dharamshal and has one famous waterfall, Bhagsu. That's what i went knowing about this place, so we had no idea about how to reach the place, so someone guided us about taking a train till Pathankot and thereon buses are available till Mcleodganj, so that's what we did.
It was early February,2010 and when we reached Mcleod ganj, it was a small town with hardly 100 buildings, we checked out the whole place in just 30 minutes. At the center of the town was Mcllo restaurant & one another North Indian restaurant and rest were 10-15 small almost empty cafes along the roads going up and down. We hardly saw any North Indians in the whole place, there were all foreigners and Tibetians. We managed to get ourselves a room for rs.400 only with a spectacular view of the Dhauladhar range.