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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 …
... attraction it is very much a well-used and vital
public service which helps keep the towns and villages in these mountains
We arrived back at the bottom in Kalka, and found ourselves with a couple of hours to spare as, amazingly, the train back to Delhi was delayed! We strolled into town, which was in truth more a collection of tin shacks, looking for somewhere to eat. Owing to a distinct lack of anything resembling a restaurant, we considered ...
... the flat area right on top of the ridge with good views in both directions known as Scandal Point. Here there are streets of very English looking buildings used as shops which it has to be said are looking a little past their best. There is even an English church and some larger buildings one now housing the Town Hall and even The Gaiety Theatre home to the Shimla Amateur Dramatic Society established 1837 - members only according to the notice on the ...
... hotel nearly went on fire! We were in the room getting ready for bed when all of a sudden there was a bang and the power went out. The power goes out regularly in India, I don't remember a hotel that didn't have a power cut at some point or other, so we weren't too concerned. Sure enough the power came back on a minute later. But less than 30 seconds later there was an even louder noise and the power went back out again. This time it still hadn't come ...
... a rest at the first bloke selling water.
Along with his water and pappadam enterprise this spritely young Indian had taken the initiative of equipping or at least preparing the tourists who wander up to the monkey temple. Apparently the monkeys are at times so aggressive the only way to save your camera, sunglasses and dignity are to ward them off with sticks. Rob being the bush master he likes to think he is picked up a twig from the bushes that ...