Cakes around the world travel blog


Shimlar christchurch

rainy bear

Monkey looking out of place (is this England??)


The Himalayan Queen

it's so great!!!

snack seller

getting very overexcited ...

... v unimpressed

one of MANY spectacular views from train

B - After Naggar we went to Shimla, still in the mountains but on the way back to Delhi. It was a much bigger place and a shock after a month in small mountain villages. Lots of touts and hassle - for the firzt timewe actually dived into a hotel and stayed there to avoid one particularly persistant tout. only stayed there 2 nights, did small amount of sightseeing - was summer capital of British raj where they all escaped from summer heat of Delhi - so strange juxtaposition of old mock-tudor and victorian buildings with bustling indians and monkeys all around. A lot like Dalhousie except more like a city than a cluster of small villages.

The most exciting thing was the train from Shimla back to Delhi. This was actually 2 trains. The first was a toy train - narrow guage railway - had the feel of an old steam train - which winded along a beautifully scenic mountainside track, in and out of forest. I think it was the most beautiful train journey i've ever done. I got really excited and took millions of photos, with my head sticking out the window! Claire is worried i'm turning into a train spotter but it was really v exciting!

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