Travel Blogs from Parwanoo
From the plains towards the hills The bus journey was mostly nice. I had a window seat. The view was astonishing as the bus passed through the vast agricultural plains for Haryana. The fields were resembling endless green carpets decorated with colorful patchwork for variety of flowers. Far across this wonderful landscape, the setting sun was …
... was dark and freezing cold! The clean air made the entire journey worthwhile!
Walking around Shimla was enjoyable - the streets are spotless and vehicles are prohibited in the central area – we did not feel like we were still in India! The views were also spectacular. Unfortunately we only had 24 hours in Shimla before we had to catch the next toy train back down to Kalka and ...
... and other destinations. A local bus was just leaving for there so I hopped on. At the Sector 43 bus terminal I indeed found the Shimla counter and bus stand; they don't do advance bookings, but it sounded as if the buses are frequent enough that I can just turn up tomorrow.
So that was the morning over! All this moving about around the city has oriented me somewhat though. As alluded to above, the city is divided into ...
... bird watchers delight, early mornings should be even more rewarding.
Eventually we had to leave. A ...
... we took forever to get to the hotel.
Shimla has been a really nice stop off with not much to do other than plan your exit which says nothing about the place, it is gorgeous and it should stay that way. We've hired a jeep and driver to take us into the central mountain ranges for 5 days towards the Tibet border. It's not cheap but hopefully money well spent so we can do as much as possible, lots of trekking and then move over to the warmer ...
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