Magical Mcleodganj!

Tripoto
10th Nov 2015

My curious mind!

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

Prayer flags across the Mcleod town.

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

My big breakfast @ Snow Lion

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

The town at a glance!

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

Norbulingka Institute @ Dharamshala

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

Never ending roads

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria
Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

Into the woods

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

Lonely roads.

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria
Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

Dalai Lama Temple

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria
Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

Hot Chocolate never looked this beautiful!

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

TIPA

Photo of Magical Mcleodganj! by Mallika Hatimuria

One of the most relaxed trips of my life. All I did was ate & roamed around this little mystical town called Mcleodganj.

Luckily I decided to visit this place in the month of November, not a tourist season which made this lovely town less crowded. A quiet town situated in the hills of Himachal Pradesh in the outskirts of Dharamsala. Someone from Bombay who is not used to temperature below 25 C, getting used to 6 degrees was ambitious. However, the excitement & enthusiasm of exploring this magical town made everything else take a bake seat.

Mcleod is not just about the Buddhist temples, prayer flags & the mesmerising hills. This little town is a place where you will forget all your stress, even if you don't want to. Filled with coffee shops that serves amazing tea, homemade cakes & Tibetan breads. Not to forget the streets where you can bargain & get fantastic woollens made of yak wool & plenty of other knit knacks as souvenirs, my favourite are the homemade solid perfumes & incense sticks.

The best thing about this town is every place is at a walking distance. Be the Dalai Lama temple, the shopping streets, cafes, eating joints, the famous St. John's church, TIPA (Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts) to the Bhagsu falls. Accidentally, I discovered a lovely path to Bhagsu falls through the Dharamkot village which is like a mini trek. 

The best places to eat; Tibetan Kitchen for almost everything, Clay Oven for their thaalis (specially the Nepali thali served in copper thalis), try Snow Lion & Moonpeak for awesome breakfast. Hummingbird cafe, Cafe Budan & Namgyal for refreshing tea/ coffee & a variety of cakes.

My tip: Please walk down this entire town, you will know the place, people, street food, culture & you might discover some underground places where the locals party.

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