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Shimla is where all the Delhites come for the weekend, so arriving on a Saturday evening is not the best time to try and get a hotel. We spent a couple of hours walking up and down the main street, climbing up hundreds of steps to see grungy rooms or to be told they were fully booked but in the end we found one called White Hotel which wasn't cheap …
... including the division of India.
We spent the rest of the day exploring the Mall which although is steeped in history has suffered from the general neglect of the country. It is a lot cleaner than other parts of India we have visited and it is illegal to smoke.
All in all an nice place to visit but a day was enough for us but we do have a short attention ...
... we climbed towards Shimla through Chinargh and Pinjore, dropping the thick, pungent Delhi scent which combined spices, sweat, rotting food and wee.
Our first stop of the day was at an amazing restaurant just outside Delhi. Our taxi driver recommended a hearty "combo" breakfast of Phadantha a flat bread with a filling of aloo=potato and onion, with a dal =black lentil and a frozen plain yoghurt dipping sauce. Despite the anguish and frustration of the previous day, we ...
... pendant le voyage. Le lendemain matin, on a pris le petit train pour descendre la vallée jusqu’à Kalka. Notre train s’appelait 'Himalayan Queen’, un bien joli nom, mais au final c’était un train indien très banal. Le voyage était agréable, et arrivés à Kalka, en bas dans la plaine, il faisait chaud de nouveau.
De Kalka, on a pris un autre train pour Chandigarh. Cette dernière ville est très différente des autres ...
... men were using these beauty sports was far from giving me peace. As at Hardwar, so at Rishikesh, people dirtied the roads and the fair banks of the Ganges. They did not even hesitate to desecrate the sacred water of the Ganges. It filled me with agony to see people performing natural functions on the thoroughfares and river banks, when they could easily have gone a little farther away from public haunts."
I had been hesitant to make this criticism, ...