Shimla to Chail – A Road Trip

Wow! India is in the finals of the ICC Cup and will take on Pakistan, this is the ultimate mouth-watering showdown that the fans have been waiting for. I got up in a happy frame of mind and realised it was time to check out of the hotel and head for my next destination Chail. This is another lovely place in the hills that is a bit secluded from the summer rush. I had booked a room in the 21 Resort for Rs. 3600 a night through makemytrip.com. I have found makemytrip.com to be a very helpking mistake or a wrong booking. They have a very efficient customer service who are quick to resolve most issues and are willing to impart with all the relevant information that one might require. I gave my customary feedback on all the customer satisfaction survey forms that pop into my e-mail. One can get additional points in one’s makemytrip.com wallet for answering these surveys and I even made a few bucks today.

The weather has been cloudy and it seems that it will rain by the evening. I took a taxi that cost me Rs. 2500 right up to my resort in Chail. The journey was through the mountain tops with me staring into the valley as usual. We would stop over from time to time to take photographs of the hills and the mountain houses. As Chail approached, we were hit by a drizzle – a light shower. I was in my room in a flash but was disappointed when I was told that the wi-fi does not work here. My room is nonetheless large and spacious with aspirate sitting room and a large king size bed. But the most amazing part is the view from my balcony, it stares right into the green hills and the grey and blue sky.

Till then, enjoy the photos from the balcony of the 21 Resort. Damn it’s getting rainy here! Till then, ta ta.

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