Snow King Retreat
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... 3.5 hours.
Sunday 5th January 2014
- Up at 7:30ish then set out to explore the old colonial buildings and temples ...
... with these birds. The only hope we have they're not all going to die in a huge scrap, probably with bets and Kingfisher, is a chicken wire fence at the back with some baby grouse chicks in. Real cute. After following the arrows were out of there still contemplating the bald peacocks future and on to the state museum. This is up the steepest hill known to man and with nothing but hot milk (Indian coffee) and 2 butter toast inside me I'm struggling to see the appeal of ...
... 103 tunnels. This sounds like a roller coaster, but couldn't be further from it. The train tootles along at 22km/h... If the Bullet Train is Bolt, then this exhausted automotive is Eric the Eel. The slow speed does give you a chance to take in views of the rice terraces and endless valleys though. These sights alone are worth the trip, but our sit bones have never been so sore. While Tom fidgeted in ...
... the entrance. The Viceregal Lodge, built as an official residence of the British viceroys, and the summer headquarters of British India, could be any stately home in England. More likely Scotland actually, with its grey stonework, and it being situated in pine forest as most of Shimla is. Some important political discussions and negotiations took place here including Indian independence, and partitioning of India to create ...
... But then we have done the human zoo Transiberian, so surely it can’t be worse???? Hmm well it is the same as; no linen or pillow (which isn’t a problem as we have sleep sheet bags and our day sacks!) the fans are noisy and inefficient, but then we were always cold with AC and dressed for winter. We have bunks opposite each other at the top so are out of the way, so actually it isn’t too bad. The train starts from our station and is in, a few hours ...