Lord's Grey Hotel
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... our man then re-appeared some minutes later, still smiling broadly but now with the “non veg” breakfast. There seemed to be no end to it all. He would turn up at regular intervals with yet another course, we would decline it politely and he would leave it with us, all the same. We then felt obliged to at least nibble away at it and he would again arrive to take away the remains. We sampled pokaras, samosas, parathas and any amount of exotic dishes, cakes and ...
... had jumped onto his shoulder and stolen his glasses. Obviously upset, the man's guide told him to offer the monkey some food and it might return his glasses. The man was still incredulous when he spoke with us. Apparently, the monkey accepted the food and returned with his glasses!
The highlight of our tour in Shimla was a visit to the magnificent Viceregal Lodge. Built in 1888, this impressive building served as the official residence for British Viceroys ...
... stones bear silent witness to a fatal plunge. Our driver slows and keeps going. Accidents, I guess, happen.
In the station we meet a lovely family waiting, like us, for the Kalka Shatabdi Express. We exchange e-mail addresses, to good purpose.
The Kalka Shatabdi Express is the best train we´ve seen. New well-lit rolling stock with large windows, sliding ...
... unfortunately we were quite disappointed in what we found.
We walked the 20 minute hill climb into the centre of town and decided to go straight to the tourist information for the low down on hotels and guest houses. The staff were completely incompetent and utterly useless. They had only 2 recommended hotels on their official list, neither of which were suitable on our budget and that was that. We realised we were on our own and ...
... the wild animals like the tigers and bears. The only regret was that we had to forgo horse ridding due to short of time.
Some interesting facts:
- There are 103 tunnels in Shimla
- Bindra Studio is like a museum for hand colored potraits
- Shimla hosted Tibetan refugees and designated a place for them to trade
- I ordered chinese fried rice at the hotel and it was tasty