Marigold Holiday Cottages
Travel Blogs from Shimla
... place is GREAT should you ever get to visit Shimla.
On the hill-a good 2km walk UPWARDS from the town's square is a Hindi shrine dedicated to Humlayan, the monkey god. The path is lined with hungry monkeys, and its recommended that one walks up the hill with a stick should the monkey try and approach you to steal something out your hand. It is recommended that you take any photos quick quick and put your camera away as soon as possible, monkeys like to ...
... to open our hearts and trust, and so went on the recommendation. BEST LIFE DECISION to date. I fear I may dream about and crave his 45 minutes of deliciousness for some time.
In Pinjore, we paused the trip to see the Yadavindra (Pinjore) Gardens. Back in the 17th Century, Mughal (an empire) Indian kings would use this perfectly symmetrical garden to reflect and make decisions. Today, these types garden complexes are open to tourists for 20 Rupees (c. R3.20) to explore ...
... here to escape the blistering heat of the plains, armed with all their clerk's books and forms all filled out in triplicate. The Brits certainly knew how to introduce bureaucracy to the Indian culture. When the narrow gauge Kalka to Shimla railway line was constructed in 1903, Shimla became the premier hill station for India and was briefly the capital of the Punjab until the boundaries were redrawn in 1966.
We arrived at Shimla around midday and checked into ...
... outside and there were loads of monkeys about the place up to mischief but not too aggressive. I had a monkey stick just in case. Later on an exploration of the bazaar was interesting as always for the variety of stalls and people. Chatting to an English guy we watched a monkey break into a house through a 2nd floor window. A minute later it was chased out by a grumpy looking woman who bolted the window shut. Next morning I left on the long bus journey to Manali.
... hotel to find 5 guys in our room and on our balcony. They said they had to fix something and we asked if it couldn't wait until we left in 4 hours! They of course said no and said something was burning. Whether or not this was true we let them know we were annoyed. We packed our bags and got dinner before we caught an overnight bus to Dharamasla. Still not feeling better I'm on a course of antibotics. Hope they work soon as I didn't pack nappies! ...
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