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... newspaper or catches up on some sleep.
The same scenario occurs on the roads. We have witnessed countless occasions when our Ashwami aimed for a small gap in the traffic at the same time as someone else. He won the race usually, being "king of freestyle" but whoever missed out, the loser, never lost his rag. In England there would be a session of fist waving or selective finger jabbing accompanied by a bout of swearing. Road rage, or any sort of rage, does not seem to ...
Moti and Prem picked us up early the next morning for a visit to the Jakhu Temple (more commonly known as the Monkey Temple), located at an altitude of 2,500 meters on the Jakhu Hill, two kilometers from Shimla Ridge.
The drive up to the temple was by one of the steepest roads we have ever travelled on. Forget hairpin corners, Prem at times had to make five point turns just to drive the car around the sharp bends. Surrounded by misty forests of ...
... from a Hollywood movie where a car insanely passes, meets disaster, and goes over the cliff. No guard rails, 1,000-foot drops beyond useless little stanchions.
Instead of our day in Shimla, we have one evening. Hardly worthwhile? Well, yes, it was. An incredible place. Built into the Himalayan foothills, like nowhere else in India. The previous month they had snow.
For a start, our hotel was built in 1938 by the Raja of Jubbal, an art deco ...
... journey, which may sound crazy, but helped me to rejuvenate myself.
Delhi to Kalka 270 km overnight by train then Kalka to Shimla 96 km in 5
hour by Rail Motor, back to Kalka 80 km in 3 and a half hour by bus and
again those last ...