The Great Summer Escape !

Photo of The Great Summer Escape ! by Nikhil Nangia

Hi Friends,

This summers it was decided that I will not increase my electricity bill by having my aircons on all day.

So my first place of visit was Mcleodgunj which is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

More interestingly I was travelling Solo again which is always fun & economical to the pocket.

So finally I booked my Volvo Bus by HRTC ticket for the 06Apr'22 to be departed at 20:50pm from the ISBT (Delhi) till Mcleodgunj. It had costed me Rs.1443.75/one way. My journey started & by 06:00am in the morning we had reached the dharamshala bus depot, I inquired with the conductor of my bus about how to reach Mcleodgunj from here & he asked me till where I had got my bookings done & I told him till Mcleodgunj. So he guided me that soon a small bus will be there & I don't need to buy that ticket which was very helpful for me.

I being a Solo traveller always prefer to stay in Hostels as they are not very expensive & are great socializing places to meet n make new friends. So I had already made my online booking with Moustache Hostels for 4nights which was in bhagsu which is near bhagsu nath temple.

Mcleodgunj was better weather in the evenings & the places we visited here were : Namgyal Monestry/Tsuglagkhang(The residence of Dalai Lama)/Bhagsunath Temple/Bhagsunath Waterfall/Gallu Temple a small 20 minutes drive from Dharamkot/ 20-25 minutes walk from Gallu temple there is a Sunset Cafe which serves fresh juices & some great pizzas. best time to visit at sunset time/Skyway Rope to Dharamshala & back.

With new friends here visited Bir Billing for a day trip & were back by late evening it was four of us so we had hired a car for Rs.2000/- total so it came out to be Rs.500/person which was very economical for all of us.

Visited Tibetan Kitchen for lunch to have authentic Tibetan food & the bill was somewhere around 450/person. the total amount I had spent covering everything was around Rs.4500/- for 5days & 4nights.

The best was the walk on the local mall road where one can see lots of street shops & eateries & also monks walking to & from from their monastries & why not it's also known as the "little Lhasa" because of its large population of tibetans.

So friends this little trip comes to an end here & see You All soon in my next journey...