Hotel Le Royale
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... br> the used wrappers and bottles straight out of the window! Thereby lies one of
India`s true enigmas.
It has a reputation for being less than clean and is it any
surprise when quite sophisticated and well turned out people like this bunch have such a
disregard for their own countryside?
The train ride was embellished by numerous stops at some
quite extraordinary small railway stations. This enforced the fact that whilst
it is a ...
... flat but a long way below the Mall. There are other flattish roads as well spreading along the ridge linked with steep smaller roads and stairways. Cart Road links the train station to a lift about 1.5 km away which goes up to the higher Mall. The taxi fare from station to lift is Rs150/- and the lift fare Rs10/-. Actually the lift doesn't really get as high as The Mall at its highest so there still a climb to the top. The "centre" of the town could ...
... museum it was nearly closing time so we decided to go to the nearby Indian Institute of Advanced Studies instead.
This was an amazing building that was built in the 1880's for the Viceroy of India - it was known as the Viceregal Lodge. We got a tour of the building and enjoyed wandering around the grounds. It had a Hogwarts feeling about it - would be an amazing place to study now!
On our last night in Shimla we had a bit of a ...
... on its narrow, steep, winding one-way roads. Here a lengthy car-free road called the Mall stretches as far as you would want to walk, with other roads such as the Ridge Road, also pedestrian-only, branching out from it. It was possible to wander and enjoy people-watching and window-shopping without jumping out of our skins from the shock of a warning horn blast every two minutes. Also, the clean streets were evidence of the law against littering, a novelty in our Indian ...
... for a few minutes before going their respective ways. The boy behaved in quite an obnoxious manner, though his relatives were courteous. Even if he had not approved of the girl, it would not have cost the boy anything to be polite. Ah well … who are we to comment?
A leisurely walk brought us back to the Peterhoff , with a decent appetite ...