Dharamkot - My stay here will never be forgotten! For reasons u will know soon! Dharamkot is a peaceful hippie village! Home to many Israilie people, who have been visiting here since decades! No wonder many locals speak their language & cafes serve their local Israilie food! They even have their House of worship in the village. I was loving my progression from Madness of Mumbai to Mcleodganj which was lil better, to Dharamkot, which was so so quiet that I could hear my thoughts...it was unnerving at first :) I choose to stay in a Homestay instead of a hotel (I doubt there is any) & on the spot found one with a huge balcony overlooking the entire valley! Just for 600 RS a day!Almost every house in the village lets out a part of their house to tourist, runs a laundry, cab service or a runs a Cafe! So you have access to everything possible & still be away from the crowd! That's luxury in true sense, isn't it!? As soon as I had checked in, I ran to have breakfast at Bodhi tree Organic Cafe (yes I am a big sucker for Organic food nowadays) and then walked around this lane full of cafes and shops, only to realise, I was probably the only Indian tourist there! Later my Homestays owner confirmed this when I nagged about lack of cleanliness in the room! (Guess Indian tourist are famous for being nagging). I did feel awkward that day, eating in cafes alone, surrounded by alien language, spoken by many blue eyes...
Dharamkot, a small hill station in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is all about chill vibes.Must visit place to rejuvenate and connect with yourself :-)
Quite a morning it is! Per the weather report chance of downpour is there. Plan is to make it to Triund top and trail starts from Dharamkot. Triund trek is considered to be a basic and beginner's trek though the view will make any experience holder go numb. Started my trek from Bhagsu to Dharamkot and then the real fun begins. Not equipped with much as i have planned to come back to hotel by the evening, but the nature decided something else for me and in the middle of the trek the hail storm hit the foot of Dhauladhar ranges. Following the only option to come back, i decided to meet my friends at Bhagsu falls. Due to hail storm and intensity of it is making it bit difficult. But despite the difficulties i decided to keep going to Shiva cafe which famous for chilling out. Some music with Hookah and flaunting to make some smoke rings, the day spent well. Next day is all about going back to daily life. Signing out here with the wonderful journey, catch you all up soon with the next Destination!!!
After resting for a night in Dharamkot, I decided to do one more Trek- Kareri Lake Trek.Coincidentally, the Cafe(Chillax) in Dharamkot where I chose to have breakfast was managed or owned by a guy from Kareri Village.
Breakfast done. Energy level 200%. Now time to move forward. We started our trek from Dharamkot, but if you are a little lazy you can also hire a taxi till Reagge Cafe which cost you about 400 rupees. But if you love to explore new things it's good to walk on the streets only then you could discover the hidden beauty of any place.