Dharamshala the second winter capital of Himachal Pradesh is a hill station that even Dalai Lama couldn’t resist embracing. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. A trip to Dharamshala is all about rejuvenating amidst serene nature, finding peace in the monasteries of McLeodganj, and adventure in the hills.

I was flying from Ahmedabad to Dharamshala and then further to Amritsar after staying at Dharamshala for a day. I had booked my cab from taxi bazaar. Initially I was nervous whether it is my good decision or not. I landed at Dharamshala airport and I got a call from the cab driver. He was already waiting for me outside. On coming out from the airport I saw the driver holding a board having my name. The driver was so welcoming. The car I had booked was sedan. The driver had made sure it had a bottle of water and was well cleaned. On the way to my hotel he told me about places to visit in Dharamshala.

Tucked in the Kangra Valley, Dharamshala is also known as the Land of Llamas. It is this place that His Holiness The Dalai Lama calls home in India. The trip included visit to the Bhagsunag Waterfall, Namgyal Monastery and St. John in The Wilderness and the mall road at McLeodganj. Since, it was a short trip I didn’t get a chance to experience the trekking and camping.

The next day in morning I left for Amritsar. I was impressed to see how calmly the driver was driving. He made insure to ask me if I wanted to take a halt. It was an amazing experience with Taxi Bazaar.