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Swastikaganesha stayed here on Apr 18, 2012 during their trip titled: Swastikaganesha's Great Adventure.
... 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 ...
... autofreie Stadt! Also eine riesengrosse Fussgaengerzone. Sehr angenehm nach dem Laerm und dem Gestank in Delhi und Chandigarh. Aber was manchmal wengerl stressig is: viele Inder wollen Fotos mit uns! Kann echt schoen sein, aber wenn die dann des dritte Familienmitglied ranzerren des auch noch auf n Foto mit dir will wirds irgendwann auch anstrengend.
Leider hatten wir dann auch Probleme mit dem Geld, ploetzlich konnten wir keins mehr abheben... es ist also immer n ...
... and their male company giggled its way back out of the bus a few dozens kilometers later, sadly leaving no further explanation as to their business or future whereabouts.
Still, their departure cleared the view through the windshield, and we were now seeing more and more of the "domino slums" that we'd first noticed in Manali. We call them domino slums because they are direct translations of Le Corbusier's post-and-slab, free-plan, 'domino' ...
Shimla is the most
amazing place. It is sooo British. The buildings are red brick and mock
tudor with Catholic churches left, right and centre, bandstands, an
amateur dramatics club, a rotary club, a judicial hall and "scandal
point" - a central area where the colonial Brits used to congregate and
gossip, still used for the purpose today by Indians. The Indian men all
wear suit trousers, shirts and ...