Hotel Sukh Sagar
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... and we finally got to see it. And WOW was it worth the wait. We could see the Himalayas stretching off for miles and the view was to die for.
The rest of the town didn't really have much to offer us. There were little market stalls and shops but it was all fairly tacky stuff and not anything we wanted.
The restaurants were seemingly few and far between but we did find a little cafe called "Wake and Bake Cafe" ...
... at a food court in the gardens. No-one speaks a word of English so we point at some things that look like potato cakes, freshly cooked on the griddle and hope for the best. Our plate arrives and looks nothing like what we ordered, but in fact the potato cakes are on the plate but heavily disguised under curry and dahl. We gingerly taste it - absolutely delicious, although perhaps a tad spicy for this time in the morning? Next stop Kalka where we set off on a train ride on ...
***** Danes first impression of India! Please read in an Indian accent when i put these funny things ''! We were standing in the 'Indigo Airline queue' in Bangkok waiting to check in for Delhi, when i noticed all the 'Sony and Samsung' cardboard boxes! I showed this to Maud, we counted 18 flatscreens in the queue just while we were there! Each 'lanie' was sizing the next one up! 'Hey check my sony bravia 192 cm lcd platinum tv flatscreen, WHAT KIND BRU!' Some 'cousins and ...
... passed people in the remotest of locations waiting for the train to pass to continue their journey. The tunnels are filled with alcoves for people to jump in when the train comes a runnin'.
After a 5 hour train ride through basically Dutch landscapes we arrived in Kalka just in time to catch our next train, another 5 hour ride with a so called 'toytrain'(read: cramped or old steamtrain) bringing us up into the mountains. We could've gone for the 3 hour ...
... in summer.
From Tattapani, the road ascended, winding its way along the mostly deforested mountain ranges of the Satluj valley. After a while, we crossed into another valley which was much greener . Quaint slate roofed villages and apple orchards appeared as we climbed higher. Pretty white-pink apple blossoms were in full flower. This was ...