Shimla

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Early morning sunrise at Club Mahindra, Mashobra resort. Shimla is the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India at an elevation of 7,200 ft. U can reach by road Chandigarh is 117kms, airport is at Jubbar-Hatti 23 km away. It is connected by rail to Kalka by an enenchanting narrow gauge railway line.

Panoramic view of Shimla.

Driving near Mashobra.

Very elegant and kind police officer at Shimla.

The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a narrow gauge railway in North-West India travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. Some tourist actually run along side the train.

Beautiful view from The Mall Road, Shimla.

This lady was carrying a TV on her back! Indians who live in the hills, called Pahadis, are very hard working and sturdy. They are accustomed to walking, hence can cover long distances at speeds that those from the plains can never imagine.

St. Michael''s Cathedral has a cruciform design and fi­ne stained glass décor. Located just off the Mall, below the District Courts, the cathedral is a place to revel in.

Honeymoon couples frequent Shimla from North India.

Late evening view at The Mall Road. At some distance from Shimla do visit Fagu, Kufri and Chail.

Horse riding is a popular recreation. From Shimla u can go to Sangla via Narkhanda. To see pics of drive Click here to see pics

Lt Gen Daulat Singh Park, The Mall Road. Mcleodganj, 3 hours drive from Dalhousie, is where respected Dalai Lama stays. To see pics Click here

Very heavy loads are carried on the back by porters on hire. Close to Dalhousie in Himachal is Chamba Valley. To see pics click here to see pics

The Indian Coffee House is a restaurant chain in India, run by a series of worker co-operative societies. The India Coffee House chain was started by the Coffee Cess Committee in 1936. Quite far away from Shimla is Spiti Valley. U can go from Manali or Shima - either way will take about a day. To see pics of Spiti Valley Click here to see pics

People of the hills carry lots of weight. This man is carrying a Samsung refrigerator on his back. To see pics of Children of Arunachal Pradesh Click here to see pics