Le' Talbot Hotel
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... the thrilling Indian “freestyle” driving technique this meant plenty of overtaking around the outside of huge trucks whilst negotiating horrendous hair pin bends. Somehow we survived the terrifying but stunningly attractive drive and arrived, as the sun set, in Shimla.
Shimla is a unique place and reflects the 100 years or so of British rule in India. During the steamy hot summers the whole paraphernalia of the civil service would abandon the plains and ...
... atmosphere. Visited the Residency from where the whole of the Indian sub continent was ruled (1/5 of all the people in the world). Beautiful grounds and building with lots of history. Saw the table where Montbatten and Gandi amongst others agreed the line on the map that created Pakistan. Still snow in the gardens from 2 weeks, a bit like East Hyde. Driving around the narrow streets in a taxi quite exciting, they seem to believe carrying tourist means everyone has to ...
... sovereign nation of Bangladesh. Dispute over Partition resulted in the displacement of 12.5 million people and an estimated loss of life of up to one million people. The violent and bloody nature of Partition created an atmosphere of mutual hostility that still plagues the nations of Pakistan and India to this day.
Moti waited for us while we took an English speaking guided tour of the Lodge, now home to the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. The tour was ...
... down some steep steps and then back up even steeper steps to reach them.
Firstly the museum set in an old colonial building holds stone artifacts and carvings from sites all over India, it also contains documents relating to the Viceroys, Gandhi and some hilarious cartoons that take the **** out of the old British rulers. Hidden rooms are to be found everywhere and it takes time to complete the whole museum.
... in summer.
From Tattapani, the road ascended, winding its way along the mostly deforested mountain ranges of the Satluj valley. After a while, we crossed into another valley which was much greener . Quaint slate roofed villages and apple orchards appeared as we climbed higher. Pretty white-pink apple blossoms were in full flower. This was ...