It's 9th Feb 2019, I was in search of some spirituality and peace. So I freshened up a bit in the public toilet and and took another bus to Baijnath, which is at a distance of 2hrs from Kangra bus stop. Baijnath is famous for it's Shiva Temple which is close to the Baijnath bus stop. I took breakfast at the bus stop then headed to the temple. It's location is very beautiful, mesmerizing actually. I spent some time at the temple, prayed and then headed for Palampur bus stop.
It another hour to reach Palampur, which is again a very beautiful small town. One can spend a day in Palampur and then head to another place. I was going to Dharamshala, hence I had to deboard at Palampur and took another bus to Dharamshala which took around 2.5hrs. No surprise, I wasn't tired. The weather was good and I wanted to be on the move so that I don't over think anything.
Around 02.30PM I reached Dharamshala from where I took a sharing cab to Mcleodganj which was my final stay destination. I didn't pre-plan any of it. It was all random, but since I'm fond of hill stations so I'm quite aware already. I reached McLeod in half and hour, looked around for bagpacker hostels, especially Zostel which is located at Dharamkot but I didn't go there the roads were blocked due to snowfall. So I asked around and took a budget hotel down the lane in McLeod only which costed me 700 bucks for one night stay. Name of the hotel was Dream Lodge, it was neat and clean and sun facing. In front of it was a Tibetan cafe. I took the room, freshened up, didn't take bath in whole trip 😅. Then had lunch at the Tibetan cafe, came back to room and slept for like 4hrs.
In evening around 7PM I went out to the streets of McLeod for dinner. Since it's a hill station that too a small one, everything closes pretty early so it's wise to go our early and have dinner. Had authentic Tibetan food, thukpa and tingmo and Bhagsu special cake which was really delicious. Around 9pm I came back to my room as I was solo so venturing out until late isn't wise. And at 10pm I dozed off, woke up next morning at 10am 😁