"India's brighton" Top 5 Page for this destination Simla by sourbugger

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There is a touch of 'Brighton' in Shimla, the capital comes out to play in this hill station, and it quickly gained notority for the 'fun side' of life, as can be seen from this quote :

"Shimla’s reputation as a place for pleasure-seekers took birth almost with the foundation of the town itself. "The presence of unattached ladies, bachelors, flirts, match-makers gave to Simla its early reputation.... Early evenings on the Mall, was the customary place for building acquaintances.... Eligibles... socially desirables... all were on the Mall." A nostalgic journey by Raghuvendra Tanwar

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  • themajor's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Splendid old chap. You know, I feel a sudden urge to mount my verandah! As for 'a touch of Brighton', are we talking fish and chips fetchingly wrapped in pink newspaper? Unhand that gherkin sirrah!

  • Sep 7, 2009 at 12:49 AM

    Intersting page

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Monkeys are cute but can grab anything in a flash. Viceregel looks to be an amazing building.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2008 at 4:29 AM

    the viceregal lodge is quite something

  • travelinxs's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    A captivating read as always.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Really interesting reading. Like you I would enjoy watching the monkeys - unless it was MY breakfast they stole ;) But I'm not convinced the Kiticat would ward off the panther - more likely attract him, surely??

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2007 at 4:54 AM

    Very interesting tidbits of travel, culture and history. I'd love to ride the Toy Train.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2007 at 8:58 AM

    Unique describes how I viewed this page. It seems such an unusual destination. But to think that such a serious decision [division of Pakistan/India] was made is ironic.


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