Hotel Himland West
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... 1903. There are 102 tunnels, 864 bridges, 919 curves, the sharpest being 48 degrees. The train climbs from 656m to an elevation of 2,076m at Shimla, it has a gradient of 1 in 33. Shimla was originally settled by the British as a hill station to escape the heat of the summer in Delhi & lower areas & is quite literally built on the side of a mountain. Because we were late arriving it was dark & there was ...
... bunch- The Broadway Hotel costing a staggering 4000 Rs (£40) a night. Baring in mind that we usually pay about £8 a night between us! But we were tired and we were desperate so we went for it! We also booked a taxi from the station too shattered to haggle. Unfortunately the train driver decided to make some unscheduled stops, standing still for 45 minutes in total! This made us late for the taxi driver who called us insistently every ...
... Unfortunately it was very foggy/polluted and we couldn't see very far.
We arrived at this most lovely hotel, the Oberoi Cecil in Shimla. It seems Oberi has quite a few first class hotels world wide ( about 32) and this was his first.. It is fabulous. It has only one light switch beside each room ( one for the bathroom, one by the beds....) as last nights room and also at the Taragarh Palace had 4 or ...
... the packs off the roof and walk back to the station and wait for the bus that matched our tickets.
* Our proper 8:22 bus was as bad as they come, but typical, with small bench seats and we kept sliding off on all those curves between here and there...... The tree covered mountain scenery was great but we were getting blasť about clean air and green forests after two weeks in McLeod.
* A half hour ...
Driving into the state of Himachal
Pradesh the landscape changed. Much to our delight we saw green
trees, bushes and high mountains in the distance. Then the first
downpour came and gave our bodies the long longed for cool down.
Finally it was a good temperature for sleeping, however, our new
friends eagerness for conversation, at 4:30 in the morning, ...