Thursday, July 15, 2010

Road trip to Shimla

We decided, almost on the spur of the moment, to drive our little one to Shimla and get some respite from the heat and humidity of Delhi. The drive, on the day of a Bharat Bandh, was very nice.
It took us, despite some unscheduled stops - to fix a burst tire, and for a blockade by some mercenary looking, slogan shouting BJP workers - about 10 hours door to door, with the road from Delhi to Ambala being very nice, Ambala to Kalka being pretty bad (but 4 laning is in progress), and again a slow 90km hill climb from Kalka to Shimla.

Shimla was a real pleasure. It was cool and very pleasant, now sunny...
and now foggy:
Now clear,
and suddenly cloudy.
But overall, just very very pretty.

Highly recommended for weekend trips out of Delhi. The drive is quite enjoyable, and the climate uphill (at least in the summer) to die for!