This weekend we went to Shimla, the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a popular tourist destination and also known for the Kalka-Shimla Railway, a UNESCO heritage site. It also has amazing views of the Himalyan foothills.
|View of the Himalayans from the Hanuman temple|
We first hiked up to Jakhoo Temple, a Hindu temple with a statue of the Hindu god, Hanuman. There were a lot of monkeys hanging out and waiting to find someone with food. I even saw a monkey steal glasses off of a lady's face!
|statue of Hanuman|
|Dmytro, Peter, Lukas, and I in front of Hanuman|
|All the monkeys at Hanuman Temple|
|Cristian and I with the train station and elephant conductor|
|At another temple in Shimla|
|Monkey climbing out of the trash|
|Streets of Shimla|
|A local Shimla man with some monkeys|
On Sunday morning we rode on the Kalka-Shimla Railway for about 3 hours, which had beautiful scenery of the Himalayan foothills and towns.
|Cathy, Peter, and I on the Kalka-Shimla Railway|
|A view of the train|
Word of the day: dhaba - a group of street food vendors