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... the two ends did not in fact meet! This caused him great embarrassment and also a rather generous fine of 1 rupee. It was all too much for the colonel, however, and in the true spirit of the Great British raj, he shot himself! In tribute to the poor fellow the station at one end of the tunnel is named after him!
For the first hour or two our carriage was full , mostly due
to the presence of a large Indian family who regaled us all with some entertaining noise
... The town which was started in 1822 when Charles Kennedy built a summer house here. By the 1850s it had developed to such an extent that the British administration pretty well decamped here for the summer. The town is actually built on a long steep sided ridge - a rather odd place to build a town - stretching for several kilometres. It has a main - pedestrian only - road the Mall running along the top and another parallel road - Cart Road running more ...
... away without leaving a scratch or mark on me - phew, no rabies!
After going to the temple we decided to go to the museum. We knew it was about 2km away so were prepared for a bit of a walk but after about an hour and a half it was just getting ridiculous! We eventually realised we had walked on the wrong road and although it got us there eventually it took about 3x as long as the most direct route would have taken! Whoops. By the time we got ...
... way along the sides of mountains with deep, deep valleys below and endured the dust of road construction around the huge hydroelectric projects. In the late afternoon of the first day the Himalayan Shivalik Range first came into sight. We enjoyed our first of many cups of tea and laughs with Susse, Lise, and Vikash at our first hotel, looking straight at the 6050-metre peak of Kinner Kailash and its neighbours. At the bottom of the massif, Kalpa sits compact with its gompa and ...
... slate roofed houses here and there added to the charm. A pair of Himalyan bulbuls flew in and out of a colourful hedge
A young man had come out of his house and was observing us for a while. He was Umesh Kumar and he was very happy to engage in conversation. It turned out that Umesh was with ...