Hotel de Park
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... When we got to the train station they bought us our train tickets and sat us down on the train ensuring we were safe. The first class trains were all booked up, so we had to get a second class train. These are the trains with no glass in the windows and open doors. They were due to catch a different train which they had pre-booked, and were worried about leaving us on this train. So they phoned us multiple times during our journey to make sure ...
... bread), a chicken dish, a lamb dish, and raita ( a yogurt with cucumbers and maybe some spices in it - it helps cool down your palate). Dessert is almost always Gulab Jumun, a round ball, sort of golf ball sized, made of lentil flour, fried like a donut, and with a simple syrup over it. Sometimes they serve ice cream with it.
After lunch we walked the Mall - a British-era pedestrian walkway that curves around the hillside. It is now ...
... of Ghee(clarified butter) and they are rich and creamy! After lunch we headed to a rooftop bar cafe for some drinks. We had just payed and were about to leave when a Kingfisher beer and Masala Chai arrived at our table. We were a bit confused until we lookedacross the terrace and saw two young Indian chaps with massive grins across their faces said "please do come join us for a drink"! We spent the next three hours chatting to these guys, who wre cracking us up! The reason ...
... difficult. When we arrived in Shimla we were invited for
breakfast at his mothers place. There we were welcomed heartily fed
thoroughly. Here we learned to drink a mango. Simply bite one end
off, squeeze and suck out the deliciousness. Since then we can't live
without our daily dose.
As at this time of year, the city of
Shimla is packed with Indian ...