Going to the mountains isn't just about trekking and hiking. So if that's not your cup of tea, scroll down to find out how I explored Himachal with just a few LONG walks!
Why Himachal Pradesh?
I haven't explored India as much as I'd like, and I only had adolescent memories of Manali, while the rest of the state was unchartered territory for me. 8 days immersed in nature and tranquility (yes yes, Mcleodganj is far from the latter) seemed the perfect antidote to the stresses of the workplace.
My travels took my friend and I to Jibhi - Gushaini - Bir - Mcleodganj - Dharamshala for 8 days, on a medium-budget trip of about INR 35,000 per person. Check out a breakup in the 'Costs' section to see how you can do it cheaper!