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... the time it took us to hike up. Anything between 20 and 40 minutes for us would mean we were pretty fit. As we neared the top (around 30 minutes later - pretty fit huh!) we were told by some fellow walkers to put in bags all items which the monkeys could grab off of us such as glasses, hats etc. At the bottom of the steps leading up to the temple itself two men were hiring out ...
... to see the town.
Well to say we were shocked was an understatement.
Practically all the buildings listed were either derelict or in huge disrepair. The church was now a tiny library with about a gazillion books in it so it was very claustrophobic. The only 2 which seemed ok were the Post Office and the reddish old Railway building. Gorton Castle now used by the Chief Accountant for Himachal Pradesh, was a disgrace. ...
... obsessed with taking our photographs. She tells me that they are heading to Shimla for their honeymoon - she is 22 and was married last week. When the train stops at the next station the occupants of the seats we are now sitting on, a family of five, get on board so we all shuffle back to our original seats. The following station they get off again, so all change! The toy train steadily winds its way up into the hillside and the vistas get more and more stunning. The ...
... we could see the snow capped Himalayan mountains- this was such a great moment for us as we had been waitingthe entire year for our trip to India and to see the Himalayas. After our hike up to the peak of Shimla, we decided to head down for some lunch. We went to a busy local Indian restauarnt. At this stage we didnt really know what all the different dishes were so we were just pointing at various names in the menu, but all of them were delicious. The curries here are made ...
... Indians to watch the landscape change constantly.
5 hours onwards and we've finally arrived at our destination, the former British summer capital Shimla, only to find we'd once again been beaten to the punch by the entire Delhi population.
The amount of tourists here is ridiculous, the streets are swamped with them. They don't stand out too much though because they're all Indian (about 8 foreigners total counted today). But the ...