Jimmy’s Italian Cafe- How about Big Chill at half the price? The Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen has some really sumptuous pizzas and pastas. Chicken in red wine is also a must have.

Dalai Lama Temple Complex- Another place with a strong Buddhist influence, the temple should be on every tourist's itinerary. It opens at dawn and closes to visitors at sunset. You can visit anytime during the day, but were told that morning is the best time as that is when the monks are in prayer.

Tibetan jewellery and artifacts- Tibetan jewelry and artifacts with red and blue (turquoise and ruby) gems. I bought a lovely banner with a Dalai Lama quote that I love about The Precious Life. You can also pick up hand-knitted scarfs, slippers, and cute bracelets.

Shiva Cafe- This was definitely my favourite place in Mcleodganj, the Shiva Cafe. The food was yummy and the interiors were something that left me awestruck.

Magic view mountain- As the locals call it because of the panoramic vista it offered, Triund is a 9km trek from Mcleodganj. I found the trek difficult but the view was better than expected. Snow-capped mountains and hot chai , a perfect combination.

By Jatin Manchanda

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