Snow King Retreat
Travel Blogs from Shimla
... enough to get it done easily. While we were seated, we could actually see people waiting for a table in this lavish and cozy place which serves both vegetarian and non vegetarian food items. They serve Tibetan, Thai, Chinese, Continental and Indian dishes. Other restaurants to try for are Bon Appetit, Gesmo Restaurant and the German Bakery.
On having experienced HEAVENLY BLISS, we finally decided to bid adieu to Ladakh finally on 29th June. This time we decided ...
... Viceregal Lodge looks like a cross between Harry Potter's Hogwarts School and the Tower of London..." and "it costs 20 Rupees if you just want to look around the gardens". Disappointingly, the Guide gives no information about the historical significance nor much information at all about this grand old building.
Our afternoon was free to roam the Shimla Mall and yet another opportunity for the incorrigible Alan to once again try to ferret out some tonic water.
... i walked 10 minutes further, again down hill and then back up to the Viceregal Lodge or Institute of Advance Studies as it is now known.
Built by the British between 1884 - 1888 it resembles a Scottish castle with grey lime stone walls reaching high and topped with stone spikes and the odd Lion statue. it still has above the entrance the symbol of the empire, a Lion and Unicorn aside the coat of arms but of ...
Tourists enjoys the cool weather, the warm hospitality, the fresh
breeze, sun kissed hills, pine, oak and deodar trees and probably feel
envy of the locals.
... 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
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting