Travel Blogs from Kasauli
The journey to Shimla was a long one, taking the best part of a day; this started with a train from Delhi to Kalka and then a toy train up the mountain to Shimla. The train is known as a toy train due to the narrow gauge. The journey was a long but scenic one as we saw the changing countryside as we climbed higher and higher. Unfortunately, delays are par for the course and when we finally arrived in ...
... jam-packed and polluted. However it does share the persistent Indian scourges of litter being strewn about, or piled up in places but not actually being removed; similarly with piles of rubble; fading paintwork and blackened concrete on some of the buildings; and poverty and homelessness, albeit to a lesser extent than in most Indian cities.
Anyway I headed to the artificial Sukhna Lake, where I had some lunch and then strolled ...
... of Alice in 'Alice in Wonderland'.
Back at the Maidens I browsed the internet looking for one more place to visit between Kasauli and Delhi and decided on Chandigarh for its good onward connections to the airport once we'd be due to fly.
A big monkey came to our open door, looking into the room. I jumped up to shut the door and it did a quick disappearing act.
A big Indian extended family turned up on our balcony and ...
... to Delhi with a brief stop at a dhaba en route. North Indian dhaba food is simply divine and this was no exception. The heat was searing now, and we were glad to get back into the AC car.
It was an excellent holiday in every sense. We will surely return to Narkanda sooner rather than later.
... particular we don't know where the bus station is. We wander around and decline all offers of a cycle rickshaw or tuk tuk, and eventually I speak to some young lads who speak perfect English and ask them where we get a bus. We find to our surprise and delight it is more or less exactly where we are standing, i.e. in the middle of the road just outside the train station. Fabulous system a bus pulls in, stops all the traffic, there is a ...
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