Category Archives: Dharamsala

Moonpeak Espresso

A no-frills cafe in the middle of bustling McLeod Ganj and practically next door to the Dalai Lama’s home. In itself, Moonpeak Espresso isn’t spectacular. But in a tourist town filled with mediocre restaurants and with a lack of facilities, it’s a breath of fresh air. Free wifi, excellent (frozen) coffee, delicious baked goods and healthy & creative dishes such as poached chicken with lime, mango and coriander sauce. Watch the sun rise with an early-morning macchiato or enjoy a homemade lemon orange cake (or another item from the menu) while updating your travel blog. The cafe is part of the organization Moonpeak, which offers information about the area through its (online) magazine, organizes exhibitions and owns two restaurants.

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Grace Hotel

Get ready for a blast from the past at the Grace Hotel in Dharamsala! This family-run hotel perfectly captures Indian heritage with colorful decorations in a peaceful environment. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. Why visit the North of India, you might wonder?  – cool mountain air, lush green forests and scenic beauty. The best part about the Grace Hotel is that you are very close to the travellers’ Mecca McLeodganj without being stuck in the loud, touristy center. The hotel manager’s brother is more than happy to drive you up the hill to visit the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Bhagsu waterfall or to hang with the backpackers at Moonpeak Espresso. At the end of the day, return to the Grace Hotel for some peace and quiet while watching the sunset from the balcony. Be sure to request a room with a view – we promise it will take your breath away!

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