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'Walking in the sky' in Shimla

August 4th 2006
Escaped from Delhi's heat and expense and took the trains up to Shimla - the toy train from Kalka winds up the steep hillsides - scary and very, very scenic. Shimla is somewhere south of the Hymalayas and is 21,000 ft above sea-level, so plenty high enough for us! Bought jeans, trainers and waterproofs as the weather was cold and very wet due to the monsoon. Shimla has only three months of rain ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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