30.4.12

bhagsu waterfall - mcleodganj

i am back to my mcleodganj photos. there is so much to share. 


today something about "bhagsu waterfall". small but very popular and incredibly beautiful place. it is about 3 km from mcleodganj town. so took a walk to waterfall.


initially i thought i will sit in water dipping my legs just like we see in the film. but water was freezing cold that i couldn't even keep my legs in water for 10 seconds. but many were taking dip in himalayan spring water. 


not only the waterfall but the walk up there turn out wonderful. on the way; i came across


+ bhagsunag temple
+ weird looking tree
+ small goat
+ slates (they have lot of slate quarries)
+ wild fruits...












29.4.12

cool drink for hot summer - rosemary gin fizz

today i am taking break from my mcledoganj photos. and i am sharing a recipe for hot summer days. {Found the original recipe is here.}




cool drink for hot summer days


rosemary gin fizz 


first of all rosemary simple syrup - boil 2 cups of water with 1/2 cup sugar; until sugar dissolves. turn off fire and add few springs of rosemary {i didn't have fresh so i added dried rosemary}. Allow the syrup to cool down and then store in fridge for many future drinks.


for 1 drink - in a tall glass add 1 tablespoon of rosemary simple syrup, 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of gin. Stir. Add ice and top with sparkling water {i used perrier sparkling water} or soda.


Enjoy the summer days...

28.4.12

namgyal pizza place

cozy, colorful and best pizzas in town. namgyal pizza place is just down the Tsuglagkhang temple complex. they serve best pizzas and also variety of teas. i tried mango tea and mashroom spinach pizza. also apple beer (non-alcoholic) and dessert. service is bit slow but i was not in hurry. but if you get bored then pick up a book from small in-house library till your pizza arrive.










22.4.12

Tsuglagkhang Complex - Tibetan Temple

Tsuglagkhang Complex is the largest Tibetan temple and monastery; located just opposite the residence of Dalai Lama.


Temple has vivid color idols, thangkas, prayer wheels.


Opposite the temple there is a small but interesting museum on the history of tibet and its people.













15.4.12

Peace coffee house

on my first day in mcleodganj i visited this cute cafe (all cafes in mcleodganj were cute). they have only one table on road facing balcony. i was lucky to get it. it is good place for people watching and they serve best coffee in the town. 









13.4.12

Mcleodganj

i thought i will share glimpse of my weeklong trip to Mcleodganj in this week. but this week was totally crazy at office. most of the days i was exhausted. today i finally got time. so here are few photos of my trip to mountains. i will share more over few days. 


totally 3 things that i saw/found/experienced were new to me. i always love vacation to different destination because every time i find something new.


in this trip first thing i found was lovely tiny beetles.