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... by pine forests and full of Indian tourists. We loved watching the rainbow coloured ladies stroll by with their families, eating ice creams. There is definitely a holiday atmosphere here. The majority of the people are Hindu, so we visited a Hindu temple or two. Generally, however we just pottered about and enjoyed being clean.
The next stop was Mandi (we assume not of Barry Manilow fame) which was a very bumpy 5 hour bus ride away. It wasn't ...
... As the road became steeper with many curves we passed two waterfalls.
Our bungalow for the night offered a great view over a fertile valley across to the mountains. African tulip trees are in bloom right now. Their bright red color stands in lovely contrast to the green of the tea plantations. Tea was introduced to the area in the late 19th century by the British. It is hard to describe the picture of the manicured tea bushes. The pattern on the steep slopes reminds ...
... gave the area a buzz, as ever the rubbish marred its charm. I found the (locked) Dutch cemetery and some lovely back streets - and loads of souvenir shops. Later I went back as the sun went down but it was cloudy and noisy. Dinner was a very tasty and spicy white snapper but the service was slow and we had to wait over an hour. Being Sunday alcohol is not served in Kerala but if you ask for 'special tea' lo and behold beer arrives in a mug. If you want more it comes in a ...
... than the trains!
So we arrived in Chandigarh, which is an unusual Indian City. It was designed and built in the post-independence period, 1950s, using the architect Le Corbusier, who has designed the city using a grid pattern, with each area known as a sector - 17 being the shopping sector, 35 hotels and restaurants etc. It is certainly a different city to the others; tree-lined wide, straight avenues, round abouts, very little ...
... the lake and then back to base. I think this circuit is about two miles and takes me just under an hour. I was watching four men fishing in the lake this morning. They have a net and paddle along in the water which is really liquidised mud. It is only about one metres deep as they can walk, but they clearly are sinking into the mud as they make their way. They have caught some fish and tie them to a string around the leaders neck while they are fishing and move the dead bodies into ...