Good morning! You'll see the brightest morning here Nature's Beauty is on the peak but WAIT!!!! you won't find any toilet here. If you ask someone They'll say do it in open. So, this is something disturbing here. Around 8am I started the trekking back to Dharamkot. I reached down around 11:30am & took rest at my hostel. I booked my bus back to Delhi from Dharamshala. Bus departure was on 8:30pm so I decided to explore Mcleodganj and I checked out from the Hostel took a lift by someone to McLeodganj. At first I decide to visit "Dalai Lama temple" which is 500 meters away from the main square of mcleodganj. This temple is dedicated to Dalai Lama & there's a museum called "Tibet Museum". You'll explore the history of the Tibbetians and about their matters with China and so many things. Tibet Museum and Dalai Lama Temple both are situated at the same location. The temple is on First floor and it is so beautiful. I was expecting that as a peaceful place but it was so crowded. The statues of the Lord Buddha is so beautiful. All the statues were made up of Gold ( Just assuming, not sure about this). After that I decided to visit "St. John in the wilderness" Church. I was walking towards the church through the main market because it was hardly 1.5kms away from that place. I ate an Aloo tikki at a shop on the way, It was not that good as compared to Delhi NCR. I was on the way and I was just about to reach the Church then the weather suddenly changed and Hailstorm started again...I was confused where to go,To the Church or back to the main square where I can get the taxi to Dharamshala because I had to reach Dharamshala on time so I can take my Bus. & The weather was more bad at that time and it was so hard to stand at an open place. A Taxi driver suddenly opened the door & ask me to come into the car so I can save myself from the Hailstones.The size of the hailstones was equal to a golf ball. That Taxi driver was an angel, I asked him to go Dharamshala because I dropped the plan to go Church but he denied because he had to go to some other route he told me to sit inside the car until the Hailstorm stop. After ½hour of waiting the weather was still bad he drove the car towards the main square and he provided me an other taxi. Taxi driver asked ₹300 to go. We headed up to Dharamshala and suddenly i realized that I didn't had momos in whole trip ( I'm a foodie) so I asked the driver to stop the car in the market I want to have momos , he said weather is so bad outside and seriously it was raining so hard but still I told him to stop the car at a momos corner and I took a plate of momos and ate them in the car,now I was satisfied. I reached Maximus mall,Dharamshala. It was the boarding point of the bus. I reached there 2hours before the boarding time, So in that time span i explored the Maximus Mall which is not that big mall but all the necessary stores are there. Then I had some street food outside of the mall and finally I got the bus on the time & arrived Delhi in the morning around 6:30am.
I enjoyed every moment of this trip & I hope you also enjoyed my travel story and found it helpful for you to plan your trip to that place.
- Shubham Sharma
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