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Culture and Art of Himachal in 15 Minutes

Advantages: Remarkably undusty and lacking mouldy old exhibits
Disadvantages: Not a place you'll want to spend the whole afternoon.

Manali Museum On our second day in Manali, Himachal Pradesh (that's up in the Indian Himalayas for anyone who's scratching their head and wondering where it is) our driver took us to see the sights of the city. Some of them were contenders for our lo ...

koshkha 02.03.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Muntjacs and Leopards in the Mountains

Advantages: The animals are well kept in large pens and show few signs of stress
Disadvantages: It's not the most exciting nature park you'll ever find.

Welcome to Kufri Kufri is a small village and ski 'resort' (if the time of the year is right) not far from the city of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. A visit was included in the itinerary we booked for our trip to the Himalaya in November 2012 and since ...

koshkha 16.02.2013 ∑ Read full review
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Heaven modelled inside with heavenly views outside

Advantages: Fabulous location with spectacular views and fascinating things inside
Disadvantages: You will have to use your own imagination to work out a lot of what's inside

...Top Attractions If you visit the small town of Pelling in the Indian Himalayan state of Sikkim, you will almost certainly visit the Pemayangtse Monastery. Iím not psychic and I donít have any special itinerary-predicting powers, I just know that there ...

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Ponies, Views and Dead Gandhis

Advantages: There's nowhere else in India quite like the Ridge
Disadvantages: It's a 15-20 minute attraction - don't plan half a day.

The Centre of the City Shimla is a funny sort of place and it's rather hard to put your finger on what you could really call the 'centre' of the city. Because the city clings precariously to the mountainside, it's not as if there's really a mid-point ...

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Review of The Ridge, Shimla

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Up the hill and down again - with cable cars and monkey muggings

Advantages: Whether you enjoy it depends on your mindset
Disadvantages: Skip the walk if you're scared of monkeys

What to do when you're not in the river The pilgrimage city of Haridwar draws people from all over the Hindu world who come to take part in ceremonies and ritual bathing in the river Ganges. Since the big ceremony of the day takes place at sundown, th ...

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Review of Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

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