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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Springfields Shimla
A delightful and classy 'hotel' - but with real home comforts - in Shimla, less than 10 minutes drive from Shimla station. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - fabulous garden room, tastefully furnished with fab comfy bed and ample space, separate dressing room plus huge shower room. The view from our garden suite was breathtaking, right out on to the mountains - we sat out in the immaculately kept gardens just breathing in the fresh air and admiring the views. Although not a formal restaurant, meals/dinner can be ordered in advance and eaten in the dining room where breakfast is served - food all fine, not haute cuisine but tasty home cooking. If you are in Shimla it would be difficult to find a hotel that is as special as this little slice of mountain paradise.
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Hurrah, the train pulled out of Kalka and from then on we enjoyed an incredible journey - the most amazing mountain range with green pine forests evolving into vast jungle like areas. In spite of it being later in the morning, much of the the passing scenery was covered in mist so apologies that our photos just don’t do justice to the amazing …
... Train we would be met by a cab driver who would drive us up to Shimla. Incidentally one of my regular gripes in the UK is the unreliability of the mobile phone network. Whilst working in a job, which seems so long ago now, I would struggle to find a signal in such distant and remote places as Heathrow Airport or central Birmingham. Can someone explain how we have had great reception almost everywhere in Rajasthan and even in the formidable mountains? ...oops, white man ...
... with his laces and once again the departing soles of his aberrant shoes.
Inside the small temple were rather comical looking reliefs of Hanuman performing amazing feats from the Ramayama (famous Hindu epic poetry) and a small shrine. For such a famous Hindu site, we found the temple to be disappointing. It felt a bit like Disneyland, especially with the garish bright orange 34 m Statue of Lord Hanuman towering about the lovely surrounding forest.
... the Ridge, and found a bar for a much-needed drink. The server gave us each a menu! (First time that's happened all month.) We progressed onward to another spot for dinner. Again, two menus! We thought we were in heaven.
Indeed, Shimla sometimes feels unchanged since 1947. It was the capital of India for seven months out of 12 from the 1860s onward until 1947. I did not know until now that it was also the summer capital of the Punjab for many decades ...