Himachal Pradesh - Samba Walker was here:
A friend’s recommendation took us searching for a quaint little place in the by-lanes of McLeod Ganj (a suburb of Dharamshala - Kangra district). After a leisurely stroll from the main chowk along Jogiwara Road, Carpe Diem greeted us with the typical nonchalant air of a laidback hill-station. A narrow entrance and a quick climb up a flight of old-world stairs brought us to an amazing rooftop restaurant where culinary delights and an eclectic ambience coexist. A giant wood-burning oven, surreal murals and Tibetan artifacts provide an overall theme of freedom & peace. And the best part: it’s nestled amidst a breathtaking Himalayan panorama. McLeodganj, known as Little Lhasa, sits in the clouds at over 2,000m, with White Mountain (over 5,000m) towering behind it.
Manali is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It’s nestled in the Himalayas amidst a paragon of beauty. On the Mall Rd., in the heart of the marketplace, is Chopsticks, a Tibetan themed restaurant that serves Chinese & Tibetan food like thukpa, gyatuk & dim sum. It’s cozy, yet not known for its décor, live music or beautiful waitresses, instead it’s famed for delicious food & generous portions. Have breakfast once at Chopsticks and you’ll go back. For foodies, it’s pure delight, and if you’re not a foodie, beware, you may soon convert! But before you can gorge on Tibetan gyatuk, you must get to Manali Himachal Pradesh. Although Kullu-Manali airport is just 50 km from Manali, my boyfriend and I chose to go overland, from Delhi to Manali by bus – 533 km!