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... office blocks. It occurred to me that we must have passed the woman who rings us every evening at home as we start dinner, to tell us about our PPI claim.
We eventually arrived at Kalka, the start point for the long departed “toy train”. With startling efficiency our cab driver was waiting outside the rather dusty station and in no time we were off up the road to Shimla.
The drive took us through beautiful scenery. The climb is pretty severe and ...
... for morning coffee at former residence of Lord Kitchener, Wildflower Hall. Beautiful location with nature reserve and water catchment for Shimla. Told there were Brown and Black Bear, Leopard, Panther and a rare deer. We saw two Yak tied up by side of road but nothing wild except countless monkeys. Would have been great to have ...
... A staff of 800, including 40 gardeners were employed here at any one time. The surrounding lawns, gardens and terraces formed part of a 331 acre estate which was later extended.
Mainly used for the entertainment of the Viceroys, the Lodge also witnessed many events of historical importance. In the struggle for Indian Independence and the negotiations which led to Partition, crucial meetings took place here. And indeed in 1947 the documents for Indian Partition ...
... Railways can be great!
Driving to the airport through the best parts of New Delhi, Margaret says "why haven't we seen this side of Delhi before?" That's what happens when you have a day and a half to see a capital city.
What a day. On reaching the airport, I require a double rum, which I chug down in one reviving swallow standing at the bar. Another Indian ...
... included a free heater in our room!
The hotel was called Wingait Inn and was 20 minutes walk from the centre of town. It certainly kept us pretty fit as we walked to town at least once a day and the uphill walk into town was a pretty steep ascent. There was a particular spot where large numbers of monkeys would gather and, despite their cute appearance, were very aggressive. On one occasion there must have been a clash of two rival ...