How much does it cost to spend 10 days in Mcleodganj

At HasGeek we decided to spend part of summer in McleodGanj. This trip’s main focus was to code and enjoy beauteous mcleodganj surrounding.

Trip

We(Kiran, Supreeth, Haris, Praseetha, me) started from Bangalore 13, April, 2013 and returned on 1, May, 2013. I have uploaded the photos in FaceBook, notes of food items I had in the trip, list of places visited in McleodGanj.

Following is the breakup of the trip cost.

13, April 10:00PM, Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Bangalore,

  • Dinner : 60
  • Taxi fare: 50
  • Train Ticket cost: 1750

14, April - In Train crossing central India

  • Breakfast: 40
  • lunch: 100
  • Dinner: 80
  • Ice Cream: 20

15, April: Delhi

Jama Masjid

  • Breakfast: 50
  • Metro Smartcard: 100
  • Rickshaw fare: 10
  • lunch : 150
  • Icecream: 85
  • Dinner: 85
  • Evening we started to Mcleodganj in Ac Volvo.
  • Bus fare: 800

16, April: First day in mcleodganj

  • Breakfast: 50
  • Tea: 15
  • Dinner: 160
  • Snacks (like biscuit, chocolate): 110

17, April: Small trek to air jaldi office in the evening

  • Breakfast: 50
  • Butter Tea: 15
  • Lunch: 90
  • Ginger Honey lemon tea: 50
  • Dinner: 170

18, April: Evening walk to St.John’s Church

  • Breakfast: 65
  • Lunch: 70
  • Dinner: 180
  • Yak Yak Tshirt: 200
  • Coffee: 100

19, April: Walk to Bhagsu waterfalls

Supreeth flying

  • Breakfast: 60
  • Dinner: 200
  • Three pin holder: 80
  • Cheese potato omlette: 50
  • Pani Puri: 30

20, April: Work at leisure

  • Breakfast: 60
  • Lunch: 140
  • Dinner: 155

21, April: Walking to Dalai Lama Temple

  • Breakfast: 160
  • Lunch : 240
  • Complete Hindi Book: 350

22, April - Trek to Triund

Triund

  • Breakfast: 60
  • Snickers: 80
  • Lunch: 90
  • Tea: 30
  • Snacks: 75
  • Gloves: 250
  • Dinner: 130
  • Coffee: 40
  • Stay: 150 ( We stayed in a hut in Triund)
  • Snacks: 28

23, April - Trek to SnowLine, walk back to McleodGanj

Mountains in Snow Line

  • Breakfast - 110
  • Coffee: 40
  • Lunch: 130
  • Snacks: 26
  • Dinner: 370 ( We had Exactly Dinner in Out Of Blue)
  • Taxi: 30

24, April - Relax

  • Breakfast: 100
  • Lunch: 285
  • Dinner: 250

25, April - Climbing Down to Dharmasala

  • Breakfast: 62
  • Laundry: 60
  • Mcleodganj stay(9 days): 2160

26, April - Leaving to Delhi in the evening

  • Dharmasala Stay: 500
  • Taxi: 110
  • Bus Fare(Dharmasala to Delhi): 800

27, April - Attending BarCamp

  • Metro card recharge: 100
  • Vad Pav, snacks: 400

28, April - Trip to Taj Mahal

  • Filter Coffee: 20
  • Lunch: 240
  • Gulfi ice: 10
  • Travel: 300
  • Taj Mahal car parking: 50
  • Dinner(basically chaats): 120
  • Agra fort + Taja Mahal Ticket fare: 40

29, April - Last day in Delhi

  • Lunch: 432
  • Iron man 3 Movie: 100
  • chaat: 30
  • Dinner: 300

30, April - Marching back to home

  • Train fare: 2150 (Inclusive of food)

1, May - Home

  • Tips: 100
  • cab: 100
  • Bus Ticket fare: 13
  • Breakfast: 35

Total Cost: 16736(My Budget was 15000). It is worth the money.

Work progress

During the trip I was working on Hacknight, sent 9 pull requests, 6 merged to master, 3 pending for approval. Added 647 LOC and removed 110 LOC.We worked out of Cafe, room with data cards, phone internet without any high speed wifi connection. For first 4 days, I was unable to work because of my bad internet data card.

Kiran made better progress, was able to hold his github streak.

Note

  • Amount expressed is in Indian Rupees.
  • In Delhi we got accodomation in friends place and food too.
  • We shared two rooms in Mcleodganj, so it was cheap.
  • We tasted Italian, Tibetian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Israeli, French etc …
  • Butter tea is my favourite of the trip.
  • Dogs were synonymous to cafe.

Hope to visit the place again.

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