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Old 14th January 2009, 19:12   #16
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@snaronikar, the season for apples is monsoon time. Now only bare apple trees are visible.
Not even monsoon time! It's later: Sept and October.
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Feet. Imagine that Everest is 8848 mts.

Great determination to brave the cold!! But I think, you may have come across some snow, if you could have gone till Narkanda. There had been at least one snowfall till the time you went.
I didnt go to Narkanda. I went to Naldehra

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Nice pics and narration. Looks like lot of vehicle traffic (as you have mentioned). You are showing only oranges, how about apples. Do treat us with pics of apples and sceneries in and around HP, Shimla and sorrounding places.
Shimla was jam-packed during Christmas and New Year. Sadly, the trees and surrounding scenary was dry and dusty due to foggy and wintery weather.

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Hey mobike, was waiting for this thread for a long time. Nice narration and yummy pictures!
Thanks, been doggone busy since i came back and only found some time today.
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nice pics, very sad that it did not snowed in Shimla at this time, this year. Last year time it was snowing all over shimla at this time.

BTW I personally do not like that Tandoori Paranthas.
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BTW I personally do not like that Tandoori Paranthas.
Strange. Entire north seems to live on it

Even though i am a north indian, been in Hyderabad for some time now and have become more of a southie and i can live without paranthas too. Rice has taken a major role in my day-to-day diet
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I am sorry, but if there is something that i am living this life for and that is food, food, food
In Kannada there is a saying...

Oota ballavanige rogavilla
maathu ballavanige jagalavilla

(one who knows what to eat will not get any disease
one who knows what to talk will not get into any quarrel)

Mobike, enjoying your travelogue
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Good traelogue Avi. The combination of chilled winter, hot paranthas and tea bring back old memories. I did not realize this was posted in Sep so was wondering how come there is no snow in Shimla in Jan. We did Shimla trip in Jan 95 with two buses full and a 2 liter coke bottle with right stimulants (read Old Monk). It was snow and snow everywhere as we neared Shimla. I could still visualize those beatiful tress along winding roads.There was a skate ring in Khufri, did you not try that? Another amazement was, none from our tour party came back without slipping a few times on roads of Shimla where as local labors were carrying Iron alairahs on their backs. Thanks for the pics bringing back memories of a past trip.

Not sure if you considered, Mussorie might be another good destination for winter trip from Delhi.
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Nice pics.
and looking at the food pics makes me drool
too bad you didnt come across any snow.

Here is a pic of chail-kufri stretch as on 9th jan.
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I did not realize this was posted in Sep so was wondering how come there is no snow in Shimla in Jan.
Sreenivas, what Sep post are you referring to?
This trip was done during the Christmas-New Year week!
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Sreenivas, what Sep post are you referring to?
This trip was done during the Christmas-New Year week!
oops seems I mistook some other date for post date, When we did this in late Jan 94 it was snow everywhere near Shimla.
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Nice pics.
and looking at the food pics makes me drool
too bad you didnt come across any snow.

Here is a pic of chail-kufri stretch as on 9th jan.
My dear friend, that is known as sprinkling salt on a deep wound

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In Kannada there is a saying...

Oota ballavanige rogavilla
maathu ballavanige jagalavilla

(one who knows what to eat will not get any disease
one who knows what to talk will not get into any quarrel)

Mobike, enjoying your travelogue
Nange koncha koncha kannada barithu. Oota namga chala important iddu

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Good traelogue Avi. The combination of chilled winter, hot paranthas and tea bring back old memories. I did not realize this was posted in Sep so was wondering how come there is no snow in Shimla in Jan. We did Shimla trip in Jan 95 with two buses full and a 2 liter coke bottle with right stimulants (read Old Monk). It was snow and snow everywhere as we neared Shimla. I could still visualize those beatiful tress along winding roads.There was a skate ring in Khufri, did you not try that? Another amazement was, none from our tour party came back without slipping a few times on roads of Shimla where as local labors were carrying Iron alairahs on their backs. Thanks for the pics bringing back memories of a past trip.

Not sure if you considered, Mussorie might be another good destination for winter trip from Delhi.
Sreenivas, thanks. Unfortunately, there was no snow for miles around. I was confident that we will certainly experience snow. But, then i have to relive my memories of my time in Boston for that.

Now for some fashion photography. Some pics taken for the camera
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My dear friend, that is known as sprinkling salt on a deep wound
Lol i should have mentioned it
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Nice write up!Loved the pics (especially the ones of the parathas & kabab!)
My parents were there around the same time,and they too had a great time.Added it to the 'to-do' list!!
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I mean, I like tawa parantha more that tandoori. Found one dhaba last sunday, near Ambala, which serves mouth watering tawa parantha, with unlimited butter. And if you say you don't take butter, they make strange faces,

Unfortunately I have to keep myself away from such treats, when I am the only driver on the trip.

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Strange. Entire north seems to live on it

Even though i am a north indian, been in Hyderabad for some time now and have become more of a southie and i can live without paranthas too. Rice has taken a major role in my day-to-day diet

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Nice write up!Loved the pics (especially the ones of the parathas & kabab!)
My parents were there around the same time,and they too had a great time.Added it to the 'to-do' list!!

Thanks. Eating at good places is always on my to-do list

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I mean, I like tawa parantha more that tandoori. Found one dhaba last sunday, near Ambala, which serves mouth watering tawa parantha, with unlimited butter. And if you say you don't take butter, they make strange faces,
Exactly, i hardly eat butter and when i am asking them to serve a small quantity along with my parantha's, waiters and my cousins look at me as if i am from a different planet.

I wonder if they know anything about a problem of recent times " Cholestoral"

@Anupmathur, here are some pictures of the hotel from outside and inside.
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Hey Avi - great pics - still miss the Delhi food! I've stayed at Naldehra for 3 days - in the same log huts that you've clicked a picture of. Somehow the crowds at Shimla weren't my cup of tea & couldn't figure out what the Fagu hype was!

But like you, I did enjoy Naldehra - beautiful, peaceful & rather unspoilt
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