Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi

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9th May 2014
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain
Photo of Trip to McleodGanj: Weekend Getaway from Delhi by Shubham Jain

This is a weekend getaway from Delhi, usually there is direct bus from New Delhi to McleodGanj but we planned to first go to Pathankot from New Delhi and then to take this toy train from Pathankot to McleodGanj.

We started on Friday evening at 7PM, and reached Pathankot @ 5AM, it was dark and we took an auto from the bus stand to railway station of pathankot. We bought tickets for the toy train @ the station only which were of mere Rs 20 each. The train was @ 7 and took 4 and a half hours to reach Mcleodganj, if you are interested in seeing a bit more nature you can take this short de-route.

At Mcleodganj we spent the first day sightseeing Monastery, shiv temple and sunset point. On the second day we went for trek early in the morning and I must say during our trek the turns which we were taking in the mountains and valleys I came across few of the most spectacular scenes I have seen in my life. Nature @ its best.

It’s a peaceful nice weekend getaway, but I would prefer you to go for a 3 day trip as you can have one day for leisure and enjoy the snow clad mountains from the balcony of your hotel.

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I've heard so much about McLeodGanj from my friends and family members who have visited this place. I have never been there, but every year I make a plan in summers to go to a hill station to cool off. Probably this year, will give McLeodGanj a try. My trip will be from Delhi to McLeodGanj and hopefully it will a good one.
Sun 01 10 16, 10:54 · Reply · Report
Which month did you take your trip to McLeodGanj from Delhi? I'm planning to go in September but wanted to know is it super cold or is it advisable to go during summers? I cannot tolerate Delhi winters so I'm sure I wont be able to bear the cold winds of the winter.
Sun 01 10 16, 10:19 · Reply · Report
My trip to McLeodGanj always comprises of the monastery visit and the trek. For the past four years I have been doing the same thing and as monotonous as that sounds I have been content with the trip. However, that does not mean that I'm not open to try new things and the toy train trip seems fun.
Sun 01 10 16, 09:03 · Reply · Report
Hi, I will be going to McLeodGanj next week and I'm still unsure about the hotels. There are very few options and their online reviews don't seem that great. Where did you stay during your McLeodGanj trip? Any hotel suggestions that you can give me. Will really request a quick response. Thanks.
Sun 01 10 16, 02:17 · Reply (1) · Report
Hi Amit, I am also visiting McLeodganj next week. Please let me also know about hotels if you find some.
Tue 01 10 17, 21:16 · Report
The article about your McLeodGanj trip is phenomenal. You really write well and the pictures are spectacular too. Kudos to you. Wanted to know if the mountains at McLeodGanj always snow clad? Is it always cold there? Not worried about the weather much but wanted to capture the pictures with snow covered mountains.
Sat 01 09 16, 23:38 · Reply · Report
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