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Be warned, the following blog is a bit on the negative side...so turn away those who are not interested! However if you keep reading, you will see how even in the worst situation, the good of people can really amaze you! There is hope for mankind after all. So turns out that our exciting plan to get us out of Shimla and into Rajestan was not going to turn out as we expected. Cue the worst day to date of our tour. Of our time in Shimla it seemed ...
... is where the Viceroy ( Governor) of India lived. The last one was Lord Mountbatten. It is a very large, very British building designed in a Scottish Baronial style, and is now the home of the India Institute of Advanced Study. ---- for "advanced thinking" said our guide!!
It is now owned by the Indian Government and is most unfortunate in that they spend no money on building maintenance. And it is so beautiful with lots of wood from Burma - ...
... mountains going higher and higher. As we went higher it got colder and colder and we ended up in ugg boots, jerseys, jackets and scarves, a big change from Bangkok where we were in vests and shorts just 12 hours before! The ride was so much more than we expected. The scenery was stunning and we saw a beautiful bright orange sunset, even though we froze to death hanging out the side of the train taking photos! We also stopped at a few stations on the way to our mountain ...
Driving into the state of Himachal
Pradesh the landscape changed. Much to our delight we saw green
trees, bushes and high mountains in the distance. Then the first
downpour came and gave our bodies the long longed for cool down.
Finally it was a good temperature for sleeping, however, our new
friends eagerness for conversation, at 4:30 in the morning, ...
... Navratra mela at her maternal village. She had missed the village bus by a few minutes and the next one would not be along for awhile.
She suggested that instead of going further along this bad road, there was much better scenery to be had on the other better road from Kelodhar towards ...