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.