Marigold Holiday Cottages
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Room service
- Smoking rooms available
TripAdvisor Reviews Marigold Holiday Cottages Shimla
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... of the hotel could have been taken straight from Surrey or Hampshire. There were all sorts of art deco furnishings and endless photographs of dignitaries and British officers covering the walls. It had at times hosted some notable guests including the last Viceroy of India himself, Louis Mountbatten. To prove this notable historical moment, there was of course a picture of him alongside a possee of locals, all looking rather grand, out in the in the garden.
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... I gave up trying to explain I wasn't the guide and just answered all his questions. Seemed to go alright, perhaps another career option! Sue got so comfortable in her armchair wrapped up in a blanket that she fell asleep for the last hour when it got dark. Views on the journey were spectacular and journey time 6 and 1/2 hours. We are off for dinner closely followed by bed. Will try to write more ...
... 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.
... some of my films and photos too, until a power cut put us in darkness and led to my laptop battery running out. No candles around and our little residence had been deserted and locked up. Still, we could talk in the dark. Interestingly, Bader awaited a marriage proposal from Kamaljit that after years of dating was not forthcoming. She wanted children and was already thirty, he older. This was an issue and he was aware of it but was not relenting.
... and after partition it continued to be the summer capital of the Indian Punjab for another ten years. Along the shops of the Mall Road, no beggars, and no touts. Two nice locals who politely asked if they could show us anything, which anywhere else in India would have been the opening line for "I can show you a store . . ." No, they were just being friendly.
In hindsight, the fourth of our four high spots of the trip. Even if we were crazy not to turn back at ...