Shimla, Simla India Himachal Pradesh hill station train narrow guage railway

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Shimla at full moon, April 2007
above Jakkhu Temple, to Hanuman

Shimla, India
At one time the summer headquarters of the Indian Government during British rule,
Shimla is a large hillstation in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.  It's now
popular with tourists, especially Indian honeymooners.
Shimla gets snow in winter, and nearby are some ski facilities.   Winding mountain
roads connect Shimla with all of Northern Himachal Pradesh, the high Himalayas
and the Tibet and Chinese borders.   You can also reach Kashmir.

One way to reach it is by the 103 year old narrow guage railway, a 5 to 7 hour trip
If you go, be prepared to do a lot of walking.  There are taxis, but they are not permitted in the main shopping areas.
See also:   Nilgiri railway, in S. India
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view of snows from nearby Kufri

The Ridge, large open area at top of Shimla.

More snow views

Many wild monkeys in Shimla

A yak, not native here, brought in for tourists

Monal pheasant,
state bird of Hmachal Pradesh

Rhododendron tree in full bloom

One of many types of buses that ply the mountain roads

typical road in area.  This type of road goes all through the Himalayas
View west from elevator lift in east end of Shimla

click for a video clip of the Shimla train

one remaining steam engine on the Shimla-Kalka railway.  It's only used for special events.

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