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Stories and Tips Shimla

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Shimla's Lift (not Schindler's List)

Written by koshkha on 28 Dec, 2012

Shimla is a wonderful place which is quite literally built clinging to the side of a mountain. Maps of the place are almost useless since any two dimensional representations of an almost vertical city can't hope to give you any kind of accurate idea of…Read More

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Olde England in India - Shimla Overview

Written by koshkha on 25 Jan, 2009

I wish I could remember what it was about Shimla that caught my imagination and made me include it in the itinerary I was designing for our first fully independent trip to India. We'd done several tours with so-called adventure travel companies and had been…Read More

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Walking Up the Mall: A Heritage Route

Written by phileasfogg on 28 May, 2008

Every colonial Indian town or city worth its salt has a Mall, and Shimla’s is perhaps the most famous. This long, interesting stretch of road snakes its way up past deodar and horse chestnut trees, with some fascinating buildings all along the way up to…Read More

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Journey by Toy Train to Shimla

Written by sbmalik on 24 Nov, 2006

Shimla is one of the most frequented hill station of the north India. About 1.8 million tourists visit Shimla every year. The popular mode of travel to Shimla from Delhi, Chandigarh and Kalka is by road. However, the best way to reach Shimla is to…Read More

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Taking the Toy Train to Shimla

Written by koshkha on 21 Jan, 2009

In the days when the British ruled India there were many problems for an expatriated Brit to contend with but one of the most serious was the heat. The average chap sent out to make his fortune or defend his nation's economic and political interests…Read More

The Incredible Shimla

Written by dishatis on 13 Oct, 2009

"If you are fond of walking, Shimla will unfold parts that remain hidden to vehicles."Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere, Himachal is a travelers paradise -lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes,…Read More

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