The next day, we explored McLeodganj, the tourist hub of Himachal Pradesh. Good places to eat include Dolma cafe, located in the central market area, as well as other small shops, famous for making the Tibetan Delicacy “Thukpa”(a kind of soup with noodles, vegetables and/or meat). We also visited the Famous Dharamshala Monastery, and coincidentally, the day we visited it was the day that marked the Centenary Celebration of the Dalai Lama, so naturally, huge celebrations were due.
CAMPING NEXT TO A WATERFALL
On the Third day, our Home Stay owner had informed us that after undertaking an hour-long trek we would reach a waterfall, next to which camping facilities were available. We then went on the trek, along a winding and narrow pathway, a task that was both daunting as well as exhilarating.
Once we reached the camping site (400Rs/Tent) our camp guide had created a bonfire for us in the evening, and had made a wonderful meal for us as well. That night, we could head the gurgling rush of the waterfall only 10 steps away from our campsite, and the pristine, clear water churning against the rocks. We could look up and see a million stars in the clear, cloudless night.