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... Church. All of this in India! A highly surprising
aspect of our stay was the lack of noise. India is not none for peace and
quiet, at least not in towns. This not the case in Shimla. There were still
great crowds of people but they all seem to be either under instructions to keep the
racket down or, like us, hypnotised by the tranquil atmosphere. After 3 weeks of constant racket, this came as a very pleasant
Our journey back to Delhi was ...
It was back in 2005 when I went to Shimla with couple of my friends. On our guided tour to Kufri, our driver pointed to a peak and told us, that it is the highest peak in Shimla and the famous city gets its name from that peak, i.e. Shali Peak. He also told us about the temple on top of the peak. Although my friends kind of ignored the info, the seed to go on that trek was planted in my head there and then. But it was not until ...
... a real gem - it is the Hill Capital of Himachal Pradesh and in the 1800's it was known as the summer capital of British India as all the Brit's enjoyed holidaying there - the climate was very pleasant in summer compared with other parts of India. There are so many British influences around the town, including many buildings on the main streets. Christ Church is a good example which really stands out - it had amazing stained glass windows and was in ...
... so was much cooler and was busy with mostly Indian tourists. Some of the architecture was half-timbered in the old English style. Ended up at the YMCA where it wasn't fun to stay as nearby was the cinema and we had to put up with Bollywood explosions til 1 a.m. The first evening there the mists soon rolled in and a downpour followed so a quick decision was made for dinner. Next day I walked up the nearby hill to a temple which had a massive ...
At the bottom of the road, we reached a small village with a quaint old wooden house with a Shiva painting on the front, a chai shop and a small store.
Our driver picked us up from here and suggested we go to the Jakhoo peak next. A huge statue of ...