“Your Manali trip is incomplete if you don’t visit Dylan’s Café” is what everyone kept telling me, all these years. So when I finally decided to visit this uber cool place for travellers, Dylan’s was definitely on top of my list. The nonchalant vibe of the place, is a direct reflection of the sort ofContinue reading

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Johnson's Cafe

A much-celebrated place to have trout fish in Manali, Johnson’s was introduced to me by my sister. For several hours, she kept showing me their photos on the Internet. Tired from walking around in the lanes of Old Manali, I was too sleepy to look at anything. So, we decided to visit Johnson’s the nextContinue reading

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La Plage - Manali

In the middle of apple orchards and with a beautiful 360 degree view of the Himalayas, there’s a pretty French cottage named “La Plage”. The beautiful property is aloof and located away from the mayhem of Manali. Loitering around in the lanes of Old Manali, I found out about this place. We figured from aContinue reading

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Outdoor - The Lazy Dog

Unarguably, old Manali’s most scenic hangout, The Lazy Dog enjoys the luxury of the best outdoor seating, with a scenic view of Minalsu River and the beautiful green mountains. In the past few years, everyone I know who had returned from Manali, spoke highly of The Lazy Dog. And those who went in off-season, cameContinue reading

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Old Manali Landscape

Last minute bookings, hasty packing and a 10-hours overnight bus journey from Dharamsala and I found myself in front of a beautiful guesthouse in Manali, with apple trees and a gorgeous view. I reached Manali early morning at 5 and found a cab. On our way, we crossed the nature park and the bridge overContinue reading

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Kynsai and Chimoyi - The owners of Joyful Cafe

Away from the mayhem of Jogiwara Road, Joyful Café is located in Dharamsala, a stone’s throw away from the famous Norbulinka Institue. Started by a lovely couple – Kynsai and Chimoyi, Joyful is a pretty café, serving lovely thin crust cheese pizzas and equally delightful coffee, cakes and pies. Hugely popular for serving the bestContinue reading

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In the midst of the chaotic Jogiwara road of Mcleodganj, make yourself cozy and comfortable at Coffee Meals – Shambhala Restaurant. The café has a beautiful and clean ambience, with extremely impressive all-wood interiors, unlike any other café on Jogiwara Road. Choiphel, an ardent coffee lover himself, opened this café a few months ago. He earlierContinue reading

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Nepali Thali - The Clay Oven Restaurant

One of the greatest pleasures of eating in Mcleodganj is, that you get to meet people from various walks of life. Also, you get to eat food from their native places, which adds to the charm of all the cafes tucked inside endless narrow lanes. Who could miss the luxury of relishing a Pizza, Momo,Continue reading

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Morgan's Place Dharamkot

Nestled in the tranquility of Dharamkot (2 KMS away from Mcleodganj), Morgan’s Place is a respite from the madness of Jogiwara Road. On a rainy day, I took a bus from Dharamsala till Mcleodganj. Travelling through the misty mountains, I reached the auto stand in Mcleodganj, from where I took an auto till Dharamkot. TheContinue reading

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Like I said earlier, McLeodganj, for me, is a Food Heaven and I never leave an opportunity to go there just to savour the awesome delicacies on offer. After compiling a list of my favourite places to eat in McLeodganj last year, I went back again this summer to check out more eateries. As expected, McLeodganj 2.0 didn’tContinue reading

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