When nothing works out, just let it go solo. I took off on a solo trip to Mcleodganj with no plans or idea of the place whatsoever leaving everything to destiny.
Met an interesting guy named Tenzing (I first presumed him to be from Nepal or China) in the bus journey, and then he asked, "Bhaiya aap akele?" I said yes brother. He was a travel agent and was heading home to Dharamshala for the weekend. Just realized, for most of them, that place is a weekend gateway and for some, it was home.
Being a localite, he guided me of how to go about the place and the best places to visit. Triund, Bhagsu falls, monastery and the market were the prominent ones.