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... Hazard Zoning as a Zone IV, which basically means that you’d best be somewhere else if a significantly shaky temblor hits. Seeing the way in which the buildings have been built up and around the steep slopes sheds light on why this may be true, but not on why anyone would have gone to the effort of building them there in the first place.
Before we had a chance to sign any paperwork or hand over rental fees and security deposits, an apocalyptic ...
Awoke to a beautiful morning on the mountain at Parwanoo. Descended on the cable car and reclaimed our bikes at the bottom. Temperature hot but not unpleasantly. Set off up the winding road towards Shimla. The hills are large and steep sided and we went up and down crossing the ranges. Have to drive very defensively as the motorists' passing manoeuvres are crazy. Passing on blind corners seems normal. A lot of busy villages and lots of sacred cows browsing on grass or rubbish along ...
... have had a chance to enjoy these moments.
We had a tour of the Victorian theatre while the play due to start the follow week was rehearsing. Sad that we missed the play that had been on until two days before our arrival, but I guess, as our tour guide said: "this is a matter of chance". The theatre seated 320 people with a ground floor and gallery. Some of the gallery seats had no view of the stage and interestingly, a number of people would full these extremely ...
... to get a Taxi and find some accommodation. We settled for the Shimla YMCA! - Not actually as bad or strange as it sounds.
The next day we head up to the Jakhu Temple which is right on top of a steep hill and the road up is patrolled by pesky monkeys that try and steal things off you as you ascend. the temple has a 20m tall statue of Hanuman - the Hindu Monkey God. We catch the sunset and get some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Shimla is the most
amazing place. It is sooo British. The buildings are red brick and mock
tudor with Catholic churches left, right and centre, bandstands, an
amateur dramatics club, a rotary club, a judicial hall and "scandal
point" - a central area where the colonial Brits used to congregate and
gossip, still used for the purpose today by Indians. The Indian men all
wear suit trousers, shirts and ...