Cheap trip to Himachal Pradesh! 

I have been contemplating whether to go home for my holidays or to take my backpack and leave for some me time…Not surprising enough that I have chosen to go for a solotrip for my upcoming birthday week! 

I called my friend and asked her for some recommendations and did some googling and came to a conclusion that I will do a cheap trip and stay in hostels. Due to safety concerns I have never stayed in hostels in India or for that matter in Asia but after reading some reviews and looking at the beautiful hostels I have decided to give it a go. 

Also to make this trip as economical as I can I have decided to take a train from Mumbai to Pathankot and then take a bus/shared taxi to Dharamsala. 

This time around I had made up my mind to stay only in hostels during the trip and I came across one of the instagram influencer Abhinav Chandel who goes by the handle @abhiandnow who had recommended The Bunker Hostel (@thebunkerhostel) at Upper Dharamkot. After going through the pictures and ratings on Tripadvisor I booked the hostel through, which I have been using for last four years for my trips to Europe. 

Next up I decided to experience a Zostel hostel and booked my stay with them at Bir Billing Valley. Although I am not sure about paragliding activity during October but I am hoping to take the Barot Valley Trek which is considered an easy one. 

I want to thank Shailaja Sharma and Amritha Pillay for the ideas because personally they have been the flag bearers of all things Himachal! 

More once I embark on the journey later this month! 


Mumbai to Pathankot (Train) – Rs 2000/-

The Bunker Hostel Dorm-Rs1200/- (3nts)

Zostel Bir – Rs 1500 (3nts) 

*Does not include breakfast/food costs


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I am a wanderer who jumps around in the nature to find sanity! Business Journalist by profession sleepy head by choice! This blog is an attempt to narrate my travels and encourage more people to go and see the beauty out there!

One thought on “Cheap trip to Himachal Pradesh! ”

  1. Already into the mood and excited to get the feel of solo travel and hostel stay…. Keep it up pooja… Inspiring article… I must say…


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