Travel Blogs from Kasauli
... One could witness High altitude mountain sickness, so it is advisable to carry medicines and have ample amount of water and if possible carry a small oxygen cylinder specially if on bikes as a precautionary measure. We decided to move on and our final halt was LEH. We almost reached there on 26th early morning and with a little rest we were again ready to explore the beautiful city.
One Day 1, we hired bikes and a scooty to explore the places which were nearby, ...
... early breakfast prepared to wait until 7.30am for the first bus to McLeod Ganj. We were pleasantly surprised when one came at 6am so it wasn't all bad and we rocked into town 30 minutes later. Chandigarh was a strange place, there wasn't the usual chaos of India and I thought I'd like the order and control. Unfortunately a lot of people were rude and it was very difficult to travel around. It redeemed itself a little with some amazing food but it's not a place I'd visit ...
... befriend us, though only the 15 year old daughter' of the group could speak English. She told us to call her Nikki. She was a bright young thing, studying at Loretta Convent. in Delhi. After I'd demonstrated some opf the Hindi words and phrases I knew, the family proceeded to teach me some of their Harayana language, getting much amusement from my efforts to speak it.
We retured to bed, falling asleep to video of rather lively Punjabi music.
... room, though at considerable expense, 1,790 rupees, our highest splash so far (though actually that only amounts to about 25 pounds in England).
Hotel R Maidens, though grubby at the edges in true Indian style, loose wiring included, had really a great room for us, with huge curved bed and a terrace of grand views over the hills? There was even a bath, but no plug, ha ha. Oh, and for the childrens delight there was a telly.
... I've "gone trekking" in the Himalayas. Oh yeah!
The following day we set out to the Institute of Advanced Study, a home originally built for Lord Dufferin, who was Viceroy of India from 1884-88. As Wikipedia says, "many historic decisions have been taken in the building during the Indian independence movement. The Simla Conference was held here in 1945. The decision to carve out Pakistan and East Pakistan from India was also taken here in 1947."
- Room service