Whistling Pines Resort
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... of British rule. For the height of summer they used to move the whole of government from Delhi to Shimla, which is at 2100m and is much cooler. It has many grand buildings which are mostly now in a state of decay, with little or no maintenance done. Once checked in we all set off for a walk along the Mall which snakes along the steep hillside with little shops along much of it. Shimla clings to the hillsides in a way that makes Wellington look flat. We stopped at a little food ...
... d guess 11ish, and she just wanted to engage with us and ask us questions about where we were from and how we were enjoying India. At the end of our wonderful conversation in which we found out that she was from further west than Shimla and at an English speaking school, she proclaimed "you are so cute"... I didn't think it was possible to be called cute by someone so cute herself. Great encounter.
We ended the day at at the national art museum, which ...
... stop - the engine had overheated. we had to wait an hour and a half before they managed to connect the replacement engine to the train and get going again. No-one on the train was too bothered as we all piled out onto the tracks and messed around. The other westerners on the train and I posed for numerous photographs with the locals.
Finally arrived in Shimla at about 8.30pm in the midst of a massive downpour so I joined forces with others on ...
... which the Glen lay from here, so I followed it on the off-chance that it might actually be the path I was told about. The path soon petered out, and I was about to turn back, when I peered over a slight ridge and could see a more defined path a stone's throw away. It still wasn't a recently used path - I made an effort to clear the more intrusive rocks, overhanging branches, and small saplings that had grown up, as I followed the path round the contours of ...
... and Kamaljit from Delhi. Kamaljit was a plump turbanned Sikh doctor, originally from Amritsar, and the very beautuful Bader, from a Moslem background in Saharanpur, worked to help disadvantaged people.
After an evening stroll, we all sat together in the gallery, Kamaljit shozing us film of himself paragliding at Birm one of his hobbies, and the other keen interest, bird photography. In Dharamsala his driver had been mauled by a bear but luckily survived. ...