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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 ...
... all the open space at "peak morning time" I can confirm that figure. I think the sewage infrastructure needed in India makes our Super Sewer look like minor plumbing! We left Delhi on the Shabati express to Kalka were we boarded a special Toy Train with heritage carriages. The man organising all food and refreshment seemed to think I was the tour guide and kept asking my permission to serve or ...
... to have very few guests. Restaurant staff told us that another Oberoi hotel in Shimla was showing alarming signs of slipping down the ridge and that all the hotel guests had to be evacuated to the Cecil. It was just a bit more than disturbing....
Our day had been very enjoyable and although we had loved our Oberoi Cecil Hotel, we were looking forward to our voyage on the Toy Train from Shimla to Kalka the following day.
... and now in the north.
Stopping half way for soup and samosa it was good to stretch the legs and breathe the clear mountain air - it felt good on the lungs.
Shilma twinkled in the distance as by this time it was dark but i could tell the views were going to be impressive by morning...I got a room at Hotel City View with a balcony so i hope i can see first hand the beauty of nature! ...
... and then have seen 90% of it!), it is "well-known" (by whom?) for its cool weather and hot springs!
The scene seemed attractive as we needed a quiet and warm place, while we were interested in "experiencing" those hot springs!
Shimla to Tattapani? 3 hours!
Don't be scared of the way buses are driven: you can't help but it won't change anything! =)
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