Beautiful Shimla


You can absorb some amazingly beautiful scenery when travelling to Shimla. But that said, you’ll have to travel by the Kalka-Shimla Railway. There are a lot many options available though – by air, or by the road, but the rail is what I’ll definitely recommend. Anyway, who wouldn’t want to see these awesome landscapes, isn’t it? Hehe, I would warn you though, the rail goes at tortoise’s speed. But hey! I think it’s more a delight when all that’s outside your window is heaven.

It’s actually a 96-km long track from Kalka to Shimla with about 102 tunnels and 988 bridges. Can you believe that??!! And the longest tunnel, more than a kilometre long is at Barog. I had a delusion, I was travelling through the Black hole :D Oh by the way, the train conductor looks really handsome, more like an Army-Colonel-with-chest-filled-with-medals. I took a picture with him. You can see it here (Maybe you’ll need to log-in with your Facebook account) My friends warned me from uploading it, saying I quite look like a clown, hehe. But, I’ll go ahead and embarrass myself :D What do you think?

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18 thoughts on “Beautiful Shimla

  1. Thank you for liking ‘Bang Bang!’ on Grace Line Arts! I am really wnjoying your work, too! I loved the story about Hanuman! Your writing and photography are absolutely beautiful and I’m excited to keep following you. Have a great day!

  2. Ankur: I think this is a wonderful image…nice composition and focus…I particularly like the fact that you included the dead tree and its shadow…it draws you directly to the beauty of your shot…keep up the good work.

  3. A great post! I checked out the Facebook photo…. yes, I have to admit that the Conductor is handsome and has a chest full of medals, but YOU my friend have a (his) cap AND a green flag! I think the rule is “whomever has the most toys wins” so that means YOU’re IN CHARGE!! Yay!!

  4. Thanks for liking my blog. I was in India two years ago – landed to the day -. Stayed at Puttaparthi, Sai Baba’s ashram for 2 weeks over Christmas, then toured Varnasi and Rajasthan with a group. Incredible India indeed!

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