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A Short Trip to Chail

Life gets boring following a set routine every day and that is the time when we lookout for short vacations to rejuvenate and relax.

Recently, I planned a short trip to Chail, Himachal Pradesh with few of my friends. 630 more words

A quick trip around Shimla

Contrary to our original intention of not stepping out of town, our hotel staff and the Tourist Office salespeople talked us into spending a day visiting such nearby sites as Naldehra, Kufri, and Fagu. 583 more words

Restful days in Shimla – 1

The Mumbai heat was terrible. The heat in Ahmedabad and Kolkata was, if anything, worse. “Get out of town,” friends advised. “Head for the hills,” guides told us. 546 more words

Restful days in Shimla – 3

No description of a place or a journey is complete without writing about its food, restaurants, specialities in terms of comestibles, and suchlike matters. I shall follow this highly estimable rule and write about some of our experiences re the food in Shimla, limiting myself to the eating places I visited on the Mall, since I didn’t venture beyond the Mall. 349 more words

Restful days in Shimla - 2

It is an unwritten law amongst Bengalis that we must visit a Kali or a Durga Temple wherever we can find one. In Shimla, that is not a problem – there is the famous Kalibari, built in 1845, and “dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. 244 more words

Bread pakora in Shimla 

During the cold winters in Shimla, hot bread pakoras are the best street food. After all the shopping in the cold I got hungry real quick and I was looking for a quick bite that would warm me up. 133 more words

My Way Back Home

Bharti gets frustrated when I ask her to clean the windows or cut the Papaya before she leaves. She says that she has a lot of work in other houses. 934 more words