Hotel Crystal Palace

Metro Pole Cottage Estate, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Shimla

A train journey to a very english mountain town

A travel blog entry by nikkigwennie

7

A very cold hilly tree covered mountain town - founded by the Engllish... we were naughty and opted for a Domino's pizza here!! the first proper western food so far... naughty but nice!

Shimla

A travel blog entry by simoncardnell

15

... until and indian man goes over with a stick and gets the glasses back for me (of course asking for 20 rupees). The British guy I met's staying in a hotel that costs 3000 rupees per night. He has to go back to get something from his room and I tag along to see what the place is like. For the equivalent of £30 he has a huge room, double bed and attached bathroom, the decor is perfect old school colonial design. When we signal for ...

Shimy Shimy Shimla

A travel blog entry by mark.wilson

249

... 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.

  • Grabbed some breakfast from a nearby cafe then hopped onto the 9:25 train to Kalka. Sat in the Chair Car, nothing fancy about it but the seats were comfortable and we had lots of space ...

  • Shimla - Swizerland sick.

    A travel blog entry by beckyandboggy

    4

    ... 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 ...

    Shimla - Little Britain

    A travel blog entry by tomandevebaker

    13

    ... 103 tunnels. This sounds like a roller coaster, but couldn't be further from it. The train tootles along at 22km/h... If the Bullet Train is Bolt, then this exhausted automotive is Eric the Eel. The slow speed does give you a chance to take in views of the rice terraces and endless valleys though. These sights alone are worth the trip, but our sit bones have never been so sore. While Tom fidgeted in ...

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    This hotel, located on Metro Pole Cottage Estate, Shimla, is near Kalka - Shimla Railway, Jakhu Temple, Kufri Ski Resort, and Kinnaur.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent