Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj

Tripoto
26th Feb 2015
Photo of Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj by Geetika Gupta

Not so far up in the himalayas is this hustly-bustly town of Mcleodganj, once upon a time the residence of the great Dalai lama.

Photo of Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj 1/6 by Geetika Gupta            

It was a road trip for me - Enfield, Zig Zag road, view of snow capped mountains and pure air. This was in the month of February. Folks please do not choose this month for the bike trip as it will freeze your bones.

Photo of Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj 2/6 by Geetika Gupta 

It is a 14 hrs ride from Delhi, there are luxury buses and volvos also available for that route which takes exactly 12 hrs one way.
Enroute please do stopover at the small joints to have veg Maggie and some of the shacks serve delicious homemade mutton curry and rice.
There is nothing much  to do in Dharamshala, so when you reach Mcleodganj,  firstly  take a room. There are  multiple options to choose from (please refer trip advisor for the same). And the second very thing is a heavy tibetan brunch at the 'Tibet Kitchen'.
*Steam chicken Momos are a must try.*  
 
                   Photo of Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj 3/6 by Geetika Gupta 

Adjacent to this restaurant is a showroom selling all the tibetan ethnic commodities. I found this shop to be reasonably priced than any other shop in the town....Ladies it's shopping time.
Evening coffee at the cozy cafes.
Two km away from the city is the Bhagsunaag fall-it is too much crowded, so peace lovers may find a place at the shiva cafe or at the foot of the fall to avoid  the footfall. But a spiritual place.

                         Photo of Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj 4/6 by Geetika Gupta 

Last but the best attraction is the 'Triund trek '. Adventurers can stay the second night at DHARMAKOT  2km away from the town centre and can start the trek early morning. It is a must do trek if you have time and the correct company.
Early risers should go to the main monastery, sit and introspect.
End the day with mesmerising sunset. For that you need to keep an eye at the right spot. I figured out mine.
      Photo of Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj 5/6 by Geetika Gupta 
Photo of Glimpse of Tibet – Mcleodganj 6/6 by Geetika Gupta 
 
So people, pick a weekend, club a Friday and shoot for Mcleodganj.
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