Shimla by the Mall Road

Woke up early today. Maybe the enthusiasm of seeing the city of Shimla helped me pop out of bed this early. I had to wait for a few hours as the breakfast at the hotel is only served at 8:00 am in the morning. After a breakfast of idli, cornflakes and paratha, I decided to venture out. The trek up till the Kali Bari Mandir was a bit steep but I was happy to see that the weather was good.

I meandered through the mall road taking pictures till my eyes fell on the wax museum on the side of the road. I paid entry fees of Rs 250 and walked into the museum. Stuffed with rubber statues of our prime minister and Hollywood stars, it was not very impressive to me as I had seen the real thing in London at the Madame Tussauds. Nonetheless, I had to pass some time and get used to walking on the hilly terrain.

The road is littered with shops and eateries as I reached the centre of the city. Then I turned around to take a view of Shimla from the famous Scandal Point. Just on top is the famous Christ Church which looks grand with its huge British gothic structure. I will venture into the church tomorrow to take some pictures from the inside. Shimla does seem a bit crowded at this point as a lot of tourists from the plains have arrived here to escape the city heat.

With langurs and monkeys running around the footpath stealing fruits from passer-bys, there was a bit of excitement in the air. Apart from that, it looked like any another north Indian hill station, although it is quite big in size. Till then, enjoy the photos of the Mall Road and all the halla bulla that happens there.

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