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    Tejal sitting on a cliff during her weekend trip to Mcleodganj

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    Right when she bumped into a glorious opportunity for an economical trip to Mcleodganj on Facebook, she booked herself and her BFF a 2 night 3 days Mcleodganj tour package from TravelTriangle that included her transfers, accommodation, meals, sightseeing, and an action-packed trek to Triund!

    Trip type: Two girls on a weekend trip full of fun!
    Duration: 2 night 3 days
    Budget: INR 5,999/- (per person on twin sharing basis)
    Destination: Mcleodganj
    Inclusions: Transfers, accommodation, meals, sightseeing, adventure activities

    When I came across TravelTriangle’s advertisement on Facebook featuring a weekend trip to Mcleodganj, I was instantly attracted and didn’t want to let this opportunity just pass me by. I roped in my best friend and filled in my details on the online form. Pretty soon, I was being poured in with the entire trip plan by Suresh, a friendly representative of the company who then helped me book my entire trip. Once the payment was through, me and my friend started looking forward to the weekend and what it had in store for us!

    Enjoying a comfortable bus journey and making friends along the way

    tejal in mcleodganj

    We boarded our bus at around 7:30 and left for Mcleodganj at about 8:30 when our coordinator, Shubham, had made sure everyone was onboard and had settled in for this promising journey.

    Being greeted by the friendly people of Mcleodganj & gorging on delicious food at fancy cafes

    the town of mcleodganj at dusk

    We reached Mcleodganj at about 7 in the morning the next day and were dropped at our hotel- the M Hotel. The hotel is a 4 star property with comfortable rooms, a pleasant staff, and a great view of the town below!

    the hills of mcleodganj

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    Once we had freshened up, we headed out to have breakfast at Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen, a really nice cafe where we treated ourselves to all types of continental cuisines and clicked pictures.

    Hanging around with our new friends at the Dal Lake

    tejal viewing hills near Dal Lake in mcleodganj

    Next, we proceeded to the Dal Lake. The lake wasn’t very scenic in itself, but the 3 km stroll through the lake’s surroundings with such enthusiastic and full-of-life people was a brilliant experience.

    tejal checking out paintings in mcleodganj market

    After hanging out at the lake for some time, we headed back to our hotel to enjoy some delicious momos at the market right beside it.

    Seeking peace at Dalai Lama Monastery, taking a dip at Bhagsu Falls, & hanging out at Shiva Cafe

    tejal at bhagsu falls

    Later, we paid our respects at the peaceful, enchanting monastery of Dalai Lama, before moving onward to Bhagsu Falls.

    tejal and her friend at shiva cafe

    We hung out at the waterfall for a while, admiring it’s beauty and clicking pictures, and then proceeded to the famous Shiva Cafe.

    tejal watching sunset from shiva cafe

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    We indulged ourselves in a splendid view of the sunset from the cafe, before returning to our hotel to have dinner and sleep.

    The adventure-loaded trek to Triund through rocks, boulders, and lush green surroundings

    tejal trekking to triund

    We woke up to a lovely morning, and an even lovelier breakfast! We freshened up and prepared ourselves for the most delightful part of our weekend getaway to Mcleodganj- the trek to Triund.

    tejal's friend trekking to triund

    We commenced the Triund trek at around 9 am directly from the hotel. Me, my friend, and our friendly coordinator Shubham kept ahead of others and constantly kept devising new shortcuts while everyone else slowly walked through those rocky terrains and green meadows.

    the view from triund while trekking

    Our constant quest for new, untrodden pathways turned the trek into an absolutely exciting and adventurous affair! Panting, we reached the top at about 3:30 pm.

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    The company of a soothing sunset, a lively bonfire, some games and laughter, and falling stars whizzing overhead

    having tea at triund

    Once at the top, we checked into our camps, checked out our mesmerising surroundings, and were treated with some piping hot tea and snacks.

    tejal's campsite at triund

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    Later, we enjoyed a serene sunset from this point and clicked pictures while the staff arranged for a bonfire.

    tejal viewing sunset form triund

    Once the fire was lit, we gathered around it and spent the night singing songs, dancing, playing Antakshari. Soon, more travelers joined in and the night grew even merrier when we spotted some shooting stars in the star-studded sky overhead.

    tejal & group enjoying a bonfire at triund

    After a frivolous night of singing, dancing, playing games, and star-gazing, we indulged ourselves in a delicious dinner prepared fresh by the camp staff, and went off to our tents to sleep.

    Witnessing a magnificent sunrise at Triund, followed by a beautiful temple and church, before bidding the town goodbye!

    witnessing the sunrise from triund

    We got up really early the next day, as we did not want to miss the sunrise at Triund, and it was totally worth it! After witnessing those spectacular blend of colours in the sky for some time, we freshened up and trekked back down to Mcleodganj.

    tejal and her friend at the church in mcleodganj

    Once we were down, we went over to the Dalai Lama Temple complex where we revelled in its heart-warming architecture. Later, we also spent time at St John in the Wilderness, a magnificent church in Mcleodganj, before boarding our bus and heading home.

    tejal with the entire group in mcleodganj

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    The experience of sitting at the mountaintop around a crackling fire, singing and dancing with total strangers while the sky was putting up a breathtaking show overhead, was simply mind blowing! My weekend trip to Mcleodganj gave me priceless, unforgettable memories.

    My WOW moments on the trip: Our time at Shiva Cafe, star-gazing and spotting shooting stars up at Triund, meeting new people.

    My Not-So-WOW moments: We didn’t get any call from the representatives of TravelTriangle after we booked the trip and we had to constantly call to get updates on our trip.

    Tips for future travelers: Don’t carry heavy baggages when you trek, and stay up-to-date about your trip plan.

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