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... We ate numerous snacks from several vendors on the station platforms and drank a lot of chai!
... it. To the left is the bird sanctuary, where there are no cages and man and bird roam free together. Not sure how wise is it to but peacocks in with the state grouse and ducks in with cockerel but it seems fairly calm. Mostly because the peacocks are clung to the netting to stop them escaping high above. The Grouse have obviously had some issue with the larger one as he is quite bald and shaking. All creatures great and small means bugger all here it's literally dog ...
... to shout cut at any minute.
There was not an awful lot to do in Shimla. It has a mellow ambience and every day feels like a Sunday, making it a popular honeymoon destination.
One of the few attractions is the toy train which leisurely winds its way around the mountains down to Kalka. The scenic trip took six grueling hours, and involved passing under 806 bridges ...
... some of the larger houses have tennis courts; there's a much-used Domino's Pizza outlet; with the aid of make-up the girls are generally very attractive in a fashion model or movie poster sense of the word (I might have to visit a couple of bars tonight...!).
Later on in the day I visited the former Viceregal Lodge further out of town west of the guest house, following a brief look round the small Himalayan Bird Park aviary ...
... their face, kiddies jumping up and down waving; – experiences like this you can’t capture on camera...
So we spend a few hours in a town called Kalka before we get on a night train back to Delhi – we are slumming it on this train, as it is only a short journey, and we have been living beyond our means really (our Domino’s pizza cost more than our overnight train to Delhi to put it in perspective!!) So no AC and 6 people in a carriage with ...