Thursday, May 21, 2015

Road Trip Part 3- Delhi to Mcleodganj

The last leg of my trip included the journey from Palampur to Dharamshala to Mcleodganj. A total distance of approximately 2 hour on road.

The drive from Mcleodganj to Dharamshala is on a beautiful hilly road which takes you closer and closer to the magistic Dhauladhar Range of mountains and is lined by lush green tea gardens.

On way to Dharamshala from Palampur


Dharamshala is a small hilly  town snugly sitting on the base of the Dhauladhar and is an hour away from Mcleodganj. It has its own airport and cricket stadium.
Dharamshala

A slated house in Dharamshala


Airport


 Mcleodganj  is the current base of the Tibetan Spiritual leader,  Dalai Lama who took refuge in India after conflict with Chinese authorities in Tibet. The town is teaming with visitors from inside and outside of India. Small little restraunts and shops line the busy streets of Mcleodganj. The shops mainly sell Tibetan art, stones, woollens etc.
Mcleodganj


Mcleodganj

A famous temple that is situated at one end of the town is Bhagsuna Temple.

A beautiful waterfall is about a 20 minute trek away from the temple.
Bhagsuna Temple


Bhagsuna Temple


Trek upto Bhagsuna falls






A Tibetan monastery is also situated in Mcleodganj . It is also the abode of the tibitian spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.

I believe in treating my journey like a friend. There should be planning for the meeting, choosing the right clothes, looking forward to the fun together. So for this road trip, I decided to colour my hair. Here's a pic!

27 comments:

deeps said...

you dont seem to miss out anything on such trips... well, who would when with a 'friend'!
travel by your ecosport?

Amanda Love said...

I've always wanted to visit Asia. The sights are always so beautiful there. Love the photos and maybe I'll have to add it to my bucket list.

Little Miss Honey said...

I like visiting Temples. I see this trek is a bit steep. But I sure you had fun in your road trip..

Arpita Mohanty said...

Love my India <3 lovely places

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

Wow, it's one of the few rare times that you actually shared your photo! Thanks for sharing about your roadtrip!

Jason P. said...

I'm not a fan of hiking but the photos are so amazing! Wish I could travel soon for a change of scenery as well! :D

Elizabeth O. said...

Lovely photos. India is a very beautiful country, I would love to visit it someday.

Louise Banta said...

The mountain view is breathtaking. This is the kind of place people needs to go to for spiritual healing or just relaxation - emotional or even mental relaxation.

Russ R. said...

The first photo ( it's postcard perfect! ) reminds me of a scene in the film 3 Idiots.

I like what you said about treating your trip like a friend ... I can totally relate :)

The hair color looks nice on you. You looks very happy, too.

Raquel said...

Those places are amazing. Nice captured on the sky and the winding road.

Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk said...

Love the hair colour, you look lovely and so refreshed despite all the hours spent travelling. It has been wonderful reading about your journey - so many stunning images to accompany the posts!

Anne V said...

I used to love road trips when I was back in college, haven't had one after having 3 kids since we aren't that travel friendly due to our healthy lifestyle. Hopefully sometime soon we get to try it out again, would love to visit the temples you went to. Amazing places!

Fernando Lachica said...

Exploring a new place is great and wonderful. You have placed yourself travelling through the road while sightseeing. Great road trip!

Fred Hawson said...

I am happy to see that this area was not affected by the Nepal earthquake. I like these photos of places I do not think I will ever visit in my lifetime.

papaleng said...

Love going to country sides for I enjoy the scenery. Visiting temple is a good thing to do too.

Ling Tan said...

Wow that looks like a pretty amazing road trip. How was the food? This looks like the kinda adventure that I'd love to do... sans kids :)

Pooja Kawatra said...

You have captured all the moments so beautifully making them a great memories. Exploring new places is such a lovely experience.

Mia Foo said...

wow, the pictures are amazingly beautiful! the trek looks steep? but it's good to know that you've enjoyed yourself!

Karen of MrsLookingGood said...

To be able to visit the town where the Dalai Lama lives is such an experience!

You look great and do I see some red and brown color in your hair ombre style?

Hey its me gautam said...

I have never been on a road trip, but now I know how adventurous it is. And the route you choose was looking awesome. May be someday I will also go. And last but not the least you got a really cool hair colour.

Franc said...

The trek to the falls looks really scenic. It would also be nice to see the temple and learn about the heritage of the site.

Danessa Foo said...

That seems like a nice and cooling trek! And you look lovely with the new colour in your hair :D

Raymond Vasquez said...

I so wanted to visit Delhi one of these days. I've been reading about it couple of times recently. And makes me think to have an adventure there soon. Very soon. Fingers crossed!

Nicol said...

i would love to visit india one day. its on my bucket list

Eliz Frank said...

What a scenic adventure! I love that you documented it and brought us along for the ride... I'd love to have Chai at the No Name Cafe too. Haha!

Kylie wenn said...

Another nice road trip! I wish I could go Delhi someday!

Dawn GT said...

wow that view is amazing! You go to the past places.

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