Marigold Holiday Cottages
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... from the rain, we actually really enjoyed it in the theatre. They were rehearsing a play whilst we were there so you could see it was a living breathing theatre again too which was nice.
The following day we did manage to find our tickets on the Himalayan Queen. The train which leaves Shimla (but you can read all about that on another entry) and we decided to follow the Heritage trail as a guidebook had suggested it was a ...
... designed for European bottoms - well not mine anyway. When the young Indian who is allocated the seat beside me turns up we offer him a swap which he accepts gratefully :-) The train clatters out of the station and we are lucky to find that the two seats opposite are unoccupied so we each get a bench to ourselves. A young couple also move up and the young lady sits beside me for a while - I think she is trying to photograph me surreptitiously. We're not sure why but ...
... and we tried some delicious Indian snacks and sweets- curry pie, cream rolls, vegetarian thali platter, and chai tea. Our first day here and we knew we would love the food! Shimla sits at 2500m abive sea level, so obviously it was very cold! We arrived SO underprepared! All we had were hoodies and tracksuit pants. We were We woke up the next morning to a beautiful view. We we staing at the top of Shimla village and we had a view of the town below and surrounding mountains. In ...
... but we figured you can't half ass overlong travelling times.
The train between Kalka and Shimla follows a slowly ascending track, completed in 1903 for the British that found that ruling India in the summer was simply too hot and so moved the entire capital up north every year. True story. The trip starts out beautiful with the views becoming increasingly better as time creeps on. It would've been worth it just for hanging out of an open door with ...
... took a few minutes for the cheeky little guys to sniff out the snack, and soon we had a handful of them peering into our (thankfully tightly secure) windows. I was loving it. They were too cute. I know, I know. It is really bad to feed wild animals, and I regret it (mostly) completely. But it was just to hard to resist. Watching them pick apart the fruit with their perfect little fingers on my window ledge was very satisfying.