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We left McLeod Ganj at 10am which was a far more civilised time than the buses at 5am and 6am,
We had opted for the luxury of our own driver as this also gave us the option to stop whenever we wanted to for food/drinks/washroom/leg stretches/photographs.
Almost as soon as we left McLeod Ganj which mean dropping 500m, it stopped raining and the sun shone on us for the first time properly in days.
As we dropped lower and lower it got warmer ...
... with me - not sure if it was because no other dumb white old lady, with very red face, was huffing up the hill or because she liked my earings but I didn't care; it gave me another minute to stop and find my breath ( let alone catch it!).
At the bottom of the climb it has a notice about age verses time etc. noting that humans over 60 (if fit) would take about an hour to do this. Well, if I'm modest, we took way ...
... side it would look much better and all the Indian women have it on the left side also not silver it should be gold' Well thanks Afit you weren't even bothered if I liked the tour or the building you just wanted to make a fool of me in the Viceroys guest bedroom. Full of furry and ranting that I should have told Afit where to stick his 20 minute tour of incomprehension we head for the gardens. The windy walk up is lovely and boggy and I are mega gimps and take photos ...
... around 1,000 monkeys live along with the 2455 meters high cement monkey, orange in colour.
There were some rules:
Don't wear sun glasses - the monkeys will take them and won't give them back until you give them some food. Maybe that explains the food cart vendor at the entrance?
Don't take food in there - the monkeys will know and will take it.
Don't show you are nervous - the ...
We could not wait to get out of tourist trap Kufri.
The road from Kufri to Chail is delightful, passing through mixed forests of conifers and Himalayan red rhododendrons in full glorious bloom. These were the best rhododendron forests we had seen on this trip and we took the opportunity to enjoy a ...