Our time at BirBiling is coming to an end
We indulged in a campfire on the last day to beat the cold, temperatures were at 13C and cold for sure, hardly the summer that we are used to on the plains,
Today yes we are headed to Mcleodgunj. Near Dharmshala, it is 2- 3 hours drive and we started out late at 1130 pm,
We left the camp with a heavy heart as we had gotten so comfortable in this forest camp and we were in Palanpur by 1320 hours, we went to the Capt Vikram Batra Stadium and
and it was a simple drive mostly till we hit Mcleodgunj and then the fun started.
Choco block traffic, and expertise of Dr Ravi kept us going on these roads in a large car compared to tiny Maruti Alto and Wagnar’s.
yes we climbed down these 99 steps to our Hostel. Ok You don’t need to point out we were foolish, we are feeling so anyway.
We had booked ourselves into Zostel, and contrary to what the Social media pages show, or Booking(dot)come shows, reality is we have a room with no view after climbing 100 steps,
The room with a view that we booked is view of the neighbor’s loo and wall, and a bunch of wires. But then the shitty view it also makes sure we don’t get to spend too much time in our room, and we are actually out and about, (Every cloud has a silver Lining)
The advertisement of Zostel shows this
Yes there are plenty of rooms and Hotels right on the road and I would strongly suggest not to book a hotel in advance as there are 100’s of hotels and home stay’s which are very well situated.
Places like Zostel, ( lesser said the better) It is a Hostel with Hotel rates and makes the Yuppies feel good about being in a hostel.
We took to the market place for a late lunch at 1600 hours and we were not disappointed with Momos and Thupa for Lunch at - Dolgiam Kitchen.
Food was good and staff very friendly. Momos were made fresh after we ordered the food the wait was well worth it. Two plates of Momos and Two bowls of Thuppa was approx INR 500.00
As we prepared to exit the restaurant, the skies opened up for 20 minutes, Hills rains are usually in short bursts, it was back to being partially sunny soon and we headed out to a waterfall some 1.5 km away from the marketplace.
A short walk later (where we crossed many well situated hotels and places for food) The hill side is overpopulated with commercial structures and we sure hope we don’t hear about the hills giving in because of the load of these commercial structures ( after all Himalayas is a young mountain)
Soon we were at Bhagsu temple and waterfall area, the waterfall was tiny or so it looked from a distance, too many people there did not make the place look so appealing, and we trekked back to our hotel, on this once again wet day.
As we returned into the marketplace we found our self among Monks and Monastery right inside the marketplace.
We did come across a few services advertising about things to do out here and treks and sightseeing to be done .
#himachalPradesh#beauty#spring #Mcleodgunj#reflection#motorbiketrip#backtonewnormalseries#minimalism#peace#motivation #editorialphotography#newfriends #rajatghoshfilm #biketaleswithrajat#travelphotography#environmentalportraits #stockimage #rajatghoshphotograph #storytellingimage #conceptualimages#Gomiratala#Creative#instagood #roadtrip#sightseeing#waterfall