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The drive from Shimla to Rishikesh is quite long and so we decided to take a days break in Chandigarh, the youngest city of India, designed by LeCombusier. Well, we found the place rather square, designed for motor vehicles more than for pedestrians. There is less rubbish and more green space but, all in all, it is, in our opinion, lacking atmosphere.
Still, it was worth ...
... room, though at considerable expense, 1,790 rupees, our highest splash so far (though actually that only amounts to about 25 pounds in England).
Hotel R Maidens, though grubby at the edges in true Indian style, loose wiring included, had really a great room for us, with huge curved bed and a terrace of grand views over the hills? There was even a bath, but no plug, ha ha. Oh, and for the childrens delight there was a telly.
... man with shaven head who was wearing deep red and blue robes. We just glanced at each other, smiled and I immediately jumped into the moving bus. That was my introduction to the kind hospitality of monks & Tibetan people living in Dolanji. After only one day I felt like I was living there for weeks. Welcome smiles, kind hearts, good words and great sense of humor make this place very special.
And of course, the teaching, rituals, ...
... men were using these beauty sports was far from giving me peace. As at Hardwar, so at Rishikesh, people dirtied the roads and the fair banks of the Ganges. They did not even hesitate to desecrate the sacred water of the Ganges. It filled me with agony to see people performing natural functions on the thoroughfares and river banks, when they could easily have gone a little farther away from public haunts."
I had been hesitant to make this criticism, ...
... has changed to confirmed, but sadly there is nothing as helpful as seat numbers, so we are going to have to hope we can find some help, or a chart at the station tomorrow. Failing that it is a case of running up and down along the train when it comes in to read the charts stuck on the side :S
With hot chai and tablets for the poorly one we settle down watching star movies and prepare ourselves for the return to Delhi tomorrow