Amar Palace

The Ridge, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171012, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Shimla

A Winding Road to a Colonial Hill Station

A travel blog entry by wareameye on Aug 08, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... a four-lane road until we reach the border between Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, where we stop to pay a toll. The climb immediately becomes more dramatic, the road more winding, and the incessant passing (and honking) around blind curves more white-knuckle inducing! Before long we stop at a hilltop restaurant with a gorgeous view for a final "Continental" menu before we head into the hinterlands where menu options will be limited to Indian cuisine. ...

In The Mountains At Shimla

A travel blog entry by ajoverseas on Feb 19, 2013

27 photos

... a few minutes and there was a bad smell that came with it. All of a sudden Jamie held up the ipad and realised the room was filling up with smoke! The smell was of burning plastic. We grabbed as many things as we could (I know, I know, we should have just left everything and got out) and got out of the room. The stairwell was filled with smoke and we were surprised that there were no yells or people coming out of their rooms. There weren't any ...

Shimla: Birthplace of the Indian Partition

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on Jul 14, 2012

8 photos

... town. The museum was well worth seeing. It is home to an impressive collection of miniature paintings from Kangra and Rajasthan, as well as Chamba embroidery, coins and jewellery, temple carvings, paintings of Shimla and various weapons. We were particularly interested in the display of original handwritten letters signed by Ghandi, Nehru and Mountbatten.

Moti wanted to take us to some temples but we insisted on having a free afternoon. The real reason of course ...

Himalaya

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure on Apr 08, 2012

47 photos

... opened the door and provided the required head covering and waist tie, which we found out later was to keep the evil spirits inside us so as not to pollute the sacred area. There was a temple, a shelter with musical instruments and a drying animal hide, and the highest structure of the fort, from which at one time soldiers must have looked out for enemies.

Even more incredible road engineering awaited us for the drive to Chhitkul, the last village by navigable road, just 80 ...

Brrrr chilly beautiful Himalaya

A travel blog entry by lucywallace on Feb 12, 2011

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... so we suffered a little (especially Lucy)! We were originally planning to stay in Shimla for around a week but the weather conditions started to get us down and restricted us so much with activities that we decided to move on early. We did some research into the areas between Shimla and Delhi and a place called Chandigargh sounded nice with lots to do. We booked some trains and after 3 days in Shimla we headed off back down the mountain.


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Location

This hotel, located on The Ridge, Shimla, is near Kalka - Shimla Railway, Jakhu Temple, Kufri Ski Resort, and Kinnaur.
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