Shimla to Mandi August 8th 2010 Rain cleared overnight and we had a fabulous view of Shimla opposite us (it's built on what's virtually a cliff face in a big horseshoe shape). You could see some of the grand buildings from the days of the Raj including a very English looking church at the top of the hill. Most were looking dedidedly worse for wear, though, and there was the usual rubbish dump in the middle of the town.
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Asia » India » Himachal Pradesh » Mandi 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