In a matter of hours, I’ll be heading out for my first ever trip to Shimla!
While I have crossed Shimla numerous times, and once while returning from Rohru, even stayed at Shoghi and visited the mall for dinner. I never did get to see the mall or for that matter, Shimla, properly.
Add to this, I have been dreaming of traveling in the Kalka – Shimla toy train for years now. In March last year, I even rode all the way to Kalka, in hopes of traveling in that toy train. But was forced to abandon my plans, due to lack of parking space around Kalka Train Station.
So this time around, I am ready with a small but dedicated trip to Shimla. During which I’ll be taking a bus from Delhi to Shimla, spending a night in Shimla and next morning, take the toy train from Shimla to Kalka and another train from Kalka to Delhi.
I realize the time is going to be woefully short to explore Shimla properly, however it might just be enough to tarnish/reaffirm my belief, that it is not a place for me. Based on which, I will decide whether or not to visit Shimla in future.
I would also be testing and trying out a few new things, during the course of this trip and I will try to update this blog and my twitter account, if I get GPRS connectivity on my yet to be tested MTNL mobile connection.