This was my first solo trip which I took recently. After so much introspection & doubts about going on it or not.
I took a flight till Delhi from Mumbai. From Delhi I took a HRTC Volo bus , it was an over night journey. The bus drops till Dharamshala bus stop after which you need to take a public transport bus if you are going to Mcleodganj. It takes just 20mins to reach Mcleodganj from Dharamshala bus stop.
Bus from Delhi drops you way early than mentioned time. My bus reached at 5am. It was chilly & dark I met two guys from Nepal in my bus who were also heading towards Mcleodganj. We started a conversation , had a cup of hot tea ( mean while my body was trying to adjust to cold temperature) . I found out they were here to meet a Buddhist monk who does research in cancer & they both are working on some project. Well, we took the bus till Mcleodganj and then parted our ways.
I reached my hostel way to early. I already booked one bed in four bed mixed dorm which cost 1500 for 3 nights( pretty cheap).
The first place close to my hostel was, Bhagsunag Water fall in upper bhagsu. It's a small uphill trek for about 30mins. The water fall is dried up during winters but it's worth visiting because it's on the way to Shiva Cafe. Which is located a little above the water fall.