Travel Blogs from Chail
... of an employee to order tea to drink on the lawn the hotel guy literally runs over to offer his services. The back garden overlooks the rolling hills and Himalayan mountains and I feel completely relaxed. I was half considering heading to the travellers spot Manali but my new friend tells me there's been a couple tourist murders there recently and so I decide to avoid it. I also consider a short trek but this isn't the best place for ...
... an hour because of my new-found interest in anything that made me stop! I can probably tell you the number of bricks in a new building going up, and the colour of the ticks on a variety of dogs, let alone the intricate details of every monkey that attempted to snuggle up.
Ok enough moaning - I made it and will never do it again. At the top is also a very old Jakhu Temple dedicated to the Monkey God, and of course the ...
... people, who set up food stalls and beds for drivers and passengers. They even make cardboard fires for people when the mini-vans roll through. Though, I won't go into details, but one of the toilets was hands down the worse I've seen in my life, and that's saying something.
Driving through the Himalayas is pretty humbling. You're surrounded by 6000+m peaks while driving up and down switchbacks with thousands of feet in elevation change. The scenery starts changing from ...
... proven to be the more active parts of our travels, the sight-seeing stays in between being restful in comparison.
On the ordinary bus ride between Chandigarh and Rishikesh, we had an unofficial tour guide in the form of a 19-year old engineering student. He was heading home for one night (10 hours each way!) with a bag full of dirty laundry and empty tupperware (some things just don't change). Beyond answering ...
... in wild abundance!
Not too many outsiders come this way and we were met with curious glances from the friendly villagers who were only too eager to engage in conversation. Everyone was familiar with ‘Bambai’, thanks to Bollywood!
After lunch, we set off for Dharmour and its pine forests. A ...
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