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... to get some good views of the mountains, before popping across the road to the Himalayan Bird Park, a small bird cage park with numerous pheasant birds on show.
... not the India you'd think of. It's also rife with monkeys. Hanuman the Hindu god who is half man half monkey is top dog here and there's an enormous orange statue of him at the back of the city. Hindus are incredibly proud of it and worship the statue and the monkeys, although there are signs everywhere to say that they are fun but dangerous 'monkey will bite!'. Hanuman is said to be super strong and loyal but like the animal mischievous. There's a couple of hotels ...
... next day, while we were visiting the lake, we met Claudine, a Québécoise we knew from Olkhon Island in Siberia over a year ago. We also met a nice old Sikh man who prides himself on taking care of tourists; there was even an article in the local paper about him. He offered to take us on a tour of Chandigarh so we obliged and accompanied him for a half-day. The tour included the Nek Chand fantasy rock garden, built from all the waste generated by the building of the new ...
... walking back up along the 'spine' of the hill of which the path down was on the western side. Somewhat surprisingly I did successfully reach the road again, and continued following it in a rough easterly direction towards the village of Annandale. It has a large flat grassy meadow nearby that was formerly used for horse racing, cricket matches, polo matches etc. but is now a golf course. There are army barracks at ...
... with our own toilet so all is not lost! We even have our names on the outside of the carriage, stuck on under the hand written first class heading, lol!! It is the toy train by name and in reality!!
The scenery really is spectacular. Weaving our way through tunnels and crevices, between the trees we see the sheer drop of over 2000 metres. With cows and people, and houses teetering on the edge, we make our way further south towards Delhi. We stop regularly ...