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And the scenery was just spectacular. We had driven this route on the bus in the dark so we were seeing it all for the first time. It reminded us both of our trip through the Himalayas a few years ago when we went from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal.
The journey to Shimla took us 8 1/2 hours and the distance was only 240 km (around 180 miles).
When you consider the state of the roads however, i surprised we did it that quick.
We saw ...
... to the tiny Shimla train station to catch the World Heritage narrow gauge mountain railway to Kalka. The train station was a fascinating place with only 1 platform, an old fashioned turntable, lots of old school gauges and levers and our diesel powered engine with carriages.
... it. To the left is the bird sanctuary, where there are no cages and man and bird roam free together. Not sure how wise is it to but peacocks in with the state grouse and ducks in with cockerel but it seems fairly calm. Mostly because the peacocks are clung to the netting to stop them escaping high above. The Grouse have obviously had some issue with the larger one as he is quite bald and shaking. All creatures great and small means bugger all here it's literally dog ...
... to shout cut at any minute.
There was not an awful lot to do in Shimla. It has a mellow ambience and every day feels like a Sunday, making it a popular honeymoon destination.
One of the few attractions is the toy train which leisurely winds its way around the mountains down to Kalka. The scenic trip took six grueling hours, and involved passing under 806 bridges ...
... much had a small compartment to ourselves except one other guy who came and let at regular intervals. It was a reversal from our train the night before when we were leaving Delhi and there was another fight on the train where some fullas were arguing over seats, again..... It started with a yelling match that got louder and louder and actually sounded slightly Japanese and then the punches were thrown, it was ...