Travel Blogs from Kasauli
... of which are quite economical (Rs. 1100/- per day for a bike and Rs. 700/- for a scooty). We drove to the famous "3 Idiots" School , Shey palace, Thiksey Gompa and the Hemis Gompa. Hemis Gompa, one of the wealthiest and largest Gompa in Ladakh was built in 1620 by king architect Singe Namgyal.It has an in built museum and one needs to take care of the timings in order to visit it. It houses many artifacts brought from distant places including Tibet. Further, we ...
... us with the guy at the counter being really rude telling us to go to enquires and refusing to help. Of course when we went to enquiries they told us to go back to the counter. To cut a long story short we were told we were unable to book and had to just turn up later so we got yet another rickshaw back to the hotel 90 minutes later with nothing to show for it. 2 hours later it was another rickshaw to the station where we tried to buy a ticket for a bit later so we ...
... intitally given to those of pure "European" parentage.
Whilst my great grandmother, Rose Clarke, was a one of the original students who went to this school ( around 1875ish) and would have qualified under the original criteria (her father died in Jhansi in 1871 possibly from cholera), by the 1930-40s, the school's attendance criteria was less constricting. Suffice to say both parents graduated from the school; ...
... sailing from Upper to Lower Egypt, laden with giant
granite statues, exotic merchandise and precious stones for the ruling
Pharaohs. I Witness the mystery and splendor of 5000 years of civilization of
Egypt's historical attractions most of them found within few miles from the
banks of the world's longest river, the legendary Nile. This all was possible
due to the best golden packages that were offered by Egypt shore excursions.
... the summer retreat for the British raj during colonial times. Now it is a quaint little English village in places. In all the rest though it is pure India. Crazy, polluted and over-crowded.
I am disappointed the British didn't leave more of a legacy in India. Like footpaths and a waste disposal system. And respect for the lane lines on a road. ...
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