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Look Book: Mcleodganj

On Friday morning, we reached around 1 pm then checked in our rooms and then decided to pull out our checklist and cover the places we have marked around this place.

This was our checklist:
  1. Shiva Cafe
  2. Namgyal Cafe
  3. Moonpeak Espresso
  4. Bhagsu Falls
  5. Namgyal Monastery
  6. St.John’s Church
  7. Khaana Nirwana

As Bhagsu was quite nearby to our stay so we decided to cover that and Shiva Cafe first. Shiva café is a really cool place to chill with friends or if you want some me-time then this place is a perfect pick. The interior of the café is really cool as they have used the minimal and basic stuff for décor. They also have the sitting area outside the café and the view is perfect to enjoy with your Garam chai or ginger lemon honey tea.

So, keeping all this in my mind I have opted for super comfortable clothes.

Look no 1:

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black cotton shorts: H&M, floral printed spaghetti top: Forever21, Footwear: Naturalizer

Look no 2:

In the night I wore the same top on black maxi skirt with a denim jacket as it was bit cold in the night. Accidently I lost that footage and I carried this look to have dinner at the nearby cafe.

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Look no 3:

On day 2 went out to cover monastery. I wanted to wear something traditional but I end up wearing a maxi dress in tie and dye print. It’s peaceful out here you can sit and practice meditation.

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Dress: Forever21, Footwear: Naturalizer
Look no. 4:

We went to St. John in the wilderness church and Dalai Lama temple which was located in the center of the city. The weather was really good so I wore a white shirt dress which has vertical lines all over and I have paired this with my Puma sports shoes as I had to walk a lot. We have heard a lot about Illiterati café so we end up going there after catching with these two places. I found this café very cute and well organized. I mean the interior was really good and the view is to die for! I was feeling like as if I am sitting in a cafe abroad and sipping my coffee, we clicked few photos and moved to visit Khaana Nirwana they were playing live music that night so for dinner and drinks we went there. We were lucky as we got the seats easily as it was houseful that night. Sitting on the rooftop with the amazing view (unfortunately, pics didn’t come out that nice) good music, good food and most important such good company what else do you wish for, we had such a blast that night.

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Will plan a trip soon as the place is still unexplored by me. Lot of places to visit and a lot of things to capture. That’s it for today’s blog I really hope you like the ideas to dress up minimal yet trendy while you are on your lazy holiday mood. Your suggestions and ideas are appreciated so do write to me in the comment section. You can check out my look book of Jaipur and Rishikesh also.

Xoxo

 

Trip to Hatu Peak

Hatu Peak is the highest summit in Shimla region and I got the chance to visit this place in the month of June. All thanks to my office, yes this was an official trip.hatu peak It took us 13 hours  to reach this place by bus from Noida. We started at 1:30 pm and reached there early morning. Because of the road conditions bus dropped us at Narkanda and from there we got jeeps to reach Agyaat Vaas!

agyaat vaas hatu peakAgyaat Vaas is high altitude eco tourism village. We had good time there, and they organized a hiking session for us.

After having our lunch we left for trekking to Jo bagh, an 8 kms trek. I am glad that I went for this trek.   En-route we saw grassland where locals were really excited to greet us, passing that we reached Jo bagh. This place is splendid, it is like mini Kashmir. We rested their for 10 mins and after that we left for Hatu temple. Suddenly the whether changed and it started raining. Somehow we managed to come back to our base.

Second day was trek to apple orchard and trust me after the rains going there was a bad decision. We all slipped in the mud many times, got hurt, regretted our decision but we enjoyed.

You can catch the entire trip details in this video

Then again it rained all night and we had no other option then just being at the cottage and gossiping.

Crux of the story:
  1. This is a good place to visit, it is scenic beauty and you will love the greenery around. In winters if roads are open then you can witness snowfall here.
  2. What to do: Go for hiking, there are 2 treks, visit apple orchard and Hatu mandir.
  3. Avoid in monsoon,  road  gets very slippery and risky.
  4. Travel time : 12-14 hours, depends on route and weather conditions.