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A Trip to Himachal - Part 2 - McLeod Ganj

Second Destination: McLeod Ganj How we reached there: Khajjiar -> McLeod Ganj (via Jot, Chowari, Dharamshala) : Hired Taxi, takes 4.5 hours McLeod Ganj -> Amritsar -> Pathankot : Hired Taxi, takes 5 hours to Amritsar and 2 hours to Pathankot from there Places to stay: There are number of options available on  oyorooms ,  makemytrip  and  goibibo  as well on  HPTDC . You’ll get good home-stay as well. Prefer hotels near main square. We stayed in Hotel Castle (through oyorooms), near on Bhagsu Road. Places to eat ( esp vegetarian ): McLeod Ganj has a range of food options for Tibetan, Italian and Indian food. Some of our favourites are: Nick’s Italian Kitchen Hotel Tibet Chocolate Log Spring Valley Restaurant Needless to say that one must try momos in this part of the World, and apart from restaurants, there are road-side eateries offering good momos. Places to visit: From nature to history to religion to cricket, McLeod Ganj and

A Trip to Himachal - Part 1 - Khajjiar

How we reached there: Pune -> Pathannkot : Train journey via Jelum Express, takes 38 hours Pathankot -> Khajjiar (via Dalhousie) : Hired Taxi, takes 4 hours, keep the stomach empty as it will be a roller-coster hill-side ride Places to stay: Khajjiar - Hotel Devdar, a part of  HPTDC  hotels, provides the best possible location for this place. Apart from this, there are other options like Mini-Swiss facing other side of mountain. Places to eat ( esp vegetarian food ): Hotel Iravati in Chamba has wonderful dishes of Gucchi (a kind of Mushroom) and Chamba Kadhi. Street-side food options, esp Parathas, are quite good in this part of the region So after a continuous journey of close to 43 hours, we finally reached our HPTDC Hotel Devdar in Khajjiar during the early part of noon. The lush green meadows in front of us instantly removed all the tiredness. Khajjiar is a very tiny hill station of Himachal, sometimes referred to as a Switzerland of India. It has a