For a summer trip to be undertaken with my college friends I was without any doubt looking for a “cool” destination for a weekend getaway. Mcleod Ganj fit the bill perfectly. This chic suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh touch left me enamored. I was particularly awed by the remnants of British colonial period. A number of residential buildings, restaurants, budget hotels, and antique and curio shops, together with famous Tibetan institutions have lent importance to McLeod Ganj. This tourist spot has gained prominence in the previous half decade due to the multitude of celebrities that it attracts. Seeing this tourist spot mentioned as a favorite weekend spot for many celebrities such as Richard Gere is what propelled my friends and me to give it a try. The Tibetan culture, the markets that run kilometers along the hillside, the varied authentic cuisine and the active nightlife is what will be bringing us back here again.
By road it takes approximately 17 hours to reach Mcleod Ganj from Delhi. I along with my friends started our trip through a road journey. We put up at a friend's place, which in turn saved us much of accommodation and food expenses.