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... the sheer drops.
The first train we used took us from Delhi to Kalka. It was very comfortable, cost us about £5.50 each and they gave us tea, papers, a magazine and breakfast too. Not bad for a 300km journey and we are looking forward to more of the same.
Once again, the people are friendly, always asking where we are from and genuinely interested when we say we are from England. People keep wanting to have their photos taken with the nice white couple ...
We arrived in Shimla pretty early in the morning about 6am to find the regional capital covered in cloud and rain, and bloody cold!
A short and expensive taxi ride later we were banging on hotel doors to wake them up, eventually one opened up and let us in. Very tired after the chilly night bus journey it was time for a nap. Accidentally, it was ...
... lodge. We knew it was up, up and up from the road. Shimla is steep with many shortcuts on steps and walking paths where cars can’t go, and the porter system has developed. We declined the porter’s offers and took a taxi to our lodge.
Spar’s staff met us as our taxi arrived and whisked our luggage away to our room, also a first in India. Taj Mahal was playing on the sound system in the cozy lodge. Not ...
... the church which had plaques devoted to British generals and
their wives who were often headmistresses of the schools there.
Bizarrely, we had to take our shoes off (Indians do it for anything
holy) and once inside had yet more photos taken of us. Our next step was
to head up the nearby hill to see what else there was. It turned out
there was a temple right at the top, a nasty walk up but we went for it.
It was time to hit the road for Chindi, our next night halt. Getting out of cluttered Shimla and Sanjhauli took a little while. After that the drive was smooth, passing Mashobra, the Naldehra golf course – nothing particularly exciting about it – then descending all the way to ...