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... We ate numerous snacks from several vendors on the station platforms and drank a lot of chai!
... 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 ...
... to shout cut at any minute.
There was not an awful lot to do in Shimla. It has a mellow ambience and every day feels like a Sunday, making it a popular honeymoon destination.
One of the few attractions is the toy train which leisurely winds its way around the mountains down to Kalka. The scenic trip took six grueling hours, and involved passing under 806 bridges ...
... we were, standing on the tee box, not only having to worry about the water hazard, but also having to worry about all these dudes IN the water hazard. And they were in their ginch, for crying out loud! We could also not help but notice the hypocrisy: Mr. Golf Pro gave us a hard time about our footwear, but PEOPLE WERE SWIMMING IN THE WATER HAZARD, IN THEIR UNDERWEAR, WITH NO FOOTWEAR AT ALL!!! Like I stated above: Golf in India does not equal golf in Canada.
The road to Thanedar weaves through tiny mountain villages vibrant with fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, people dropping off and running onto huge buses that creak around hairpin bends at a scary speed! Below the staggering peaks lies cultivated land growing all sorts of vegetables! and as we get closer to our retreat, the built up areas diminish until we only spot small clusters of homes.
The retreat is everything I had hoped for - nestled amongst the apple orchards, every ...