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... br> the used wrappers and bottles straight out of the window! Thereby lies one of
India`s true enigmas.
It has a reputation for being less than clean and is it any
surprise when quite sophisticated and well turned out people like this bunch have such a
disregard for their own countryside?
The train ride was embellished by numerous stops at some
quite extraordinary small railway stations. This enforced the fact that whilst
it is a ...
... the flat area right on top of the ridge with good views in both directions known as Scandal Point. Here there are streets of very English looking buildings used as shops which it has to be said are looking a little past their best. There is even an English church and some larger buildings one now housing the Town Hall and even The Gaiety Theatre home to the Shimla Amateur Dramatic Society established 1837 - members only according to the notice on the ...
... hotel nearly went on fire! We were in the room getting ready for bed when all of a sudden there was a bang and the power went out. The power goes out regularly in India, I don't remember a hotel that didn't have a power cut at some point or other, so we weren't too concerned. Sure enough the power came back on a minute later. But less than 30 seconds later there was an even louder noise and the power went back out again. This time it still hadn't come ...
... how close he had to back up to the edge when there was only room for one car, he never lost his cool. He is a consistent and careful driver, and we came to feel safe with him at the wheel.
At the village at the end of the road, we walked through fragrant blossoming trees with a backdrop of 4000-metre Himalayan mountains covered in the winter snows. Then we returned to Kalpa to visit the Buddhist gompa, Hindu temple and monastery, all ancient buildings, perhaps 700 years ...
... and to Shimla.
Every now and then, bears come down from the surrounding mountain when their water sources dry up. Though Umesh had never come to Bombay, he was familiar with it through the movies. Assuring us that the best scenery was to be had on the road we were on, he invited us to stay ...