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Shimla

“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

                                                              – Ibn Battua 

I did more this November than the whole dame year. Hell of a way to catch up to life after a setback. 

The grand family tour of 2016 – 

Day 1 From Kolkata to Delhi via Rajdhani Express. Boarding time – 5:00pm

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Day 2  Arrival – 11:00 am  Delhi night stay at relative’s place.

Day 3 Delhi to Kalka via Shatabdi Express and then to Shimla via the Himalaysn queen

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The sights on the way to shimla via the Himalayan Queen( Kalka- shimla Toy Train) are simply stunning.In the year 2008 Kalka–Shimla Railway became part of the World Heritage Site Mountain Railways of India  alongside Darjeeling Himalayan Railway , Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

 

When the train stopped at Koti ( not an official halt) almost everyone was down enjoying the view. Originally 107 tunnels were built on Kalka Shimla Railway Track while today only 103 tunnels are operational. 

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The schedule halt at Barog comes right after the train passes through the longest tunnel which is 1143.61m long. Barog tunnel is the straightest tunnel in the World .The little station named after colonel Barog has an interesting story behind it. 

Barog  commenced digging the tunnel from both sides of the mountain, to speed up construction. However, he made mistakes in his calculation and while constructing the tunnel, the two ends of the tunnel did not meet. Barog was fined an amount of 1 Rupee by the British government. Unable to withstand the humiliation, Barog committed suicide and was buried near the incomplete tunnel. The area came to be known as Barog after him.

Day 4 – Kufri, Shimal mall.

 

Grand hotel is located  close to the Shimla Mall. The mall road is dotted with several cafes including the India Coffee House and several other amazing places. 

We Started for Kufri a view point near shimla in the morning. Horse ride is the only way to reach the view point.

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Tourism is highly commercialized in Himachal Pradesh and the steady stream of tourist has driven up the prices. The beauty of Kufri was dimmed by the number of people trying to make money from horse rides, telescope view of peaks, photos with yak (which are specifically brought to Shimla for commercial purpose only) and surprisingly  even apple orchard. Apple trees and private orchards are common sight in Shimla. 

 

The Shimla skyline from scandal Point, lit up like a thousands stars on the hills. Perfect place to spend the evening. 

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Take refuge in the shops and eateries when the temperatures drops and winds gets too harsh

 

To be continued … 

 

Pull & Bear ‘Spikes & Studs’ Lookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street-Style Snaps Of Chicago’s Cutest El Riders

Real people from several field of life with different destination but one passion !! Check out these snaps for a lesson in true fashion.

Anna Rafferty, headed to Logan Square.

Katharyn Molinaro, heading to celebrate her girlfriend’s engagement.

Anita Bokil, grabbing some fare before heading to Lincoln Fest.

Amanda Molinaro, at the Western stop before heading out to celebrate her girlfriend’s engagement.

Abby Hoffmeyer, stopping in Logan Square after checking out Lush’s new cosmetic line in Bucktown

DJ Sarah Christoff, on her way to the Ashland stop for a house music party.

Marissa Toomey, headed home from work in Wicker Park.

Emilia Schobeiri at the Western line, on her way to celebrate her bachelorette party.

Jamie Lee, headed to work at Rock Bottom Brewery.

Kate Taylor, waiting for the train to take her to a show at Harris Theatre.

Ndeyiah Corneh, getting off at the Western stop to go to a show.

Taylor Prokos and Shaina Holtz, headed home from Pitchfork.

Megan Ferringer, looking stylish after eating at Big Star.

Attalie Dexter, showing off her own jewelry line. Check out her stuff at Shades of Grey.

Cecilia Velasquez, taking the El to Bottom Lounge for a Pitchfork after-show.

 

Gabrielle, waiting for the train after hanging out at Pitchfork all day.

Charla Dickey, showing off the handmade cosmetics she just bought from Lush.

Darlene Pereda, at the Clark & Lake stop, waiting to go home after work.

Darlene Pereda, at the Clark & Lake stop, waiting to go home after work.

Blogger Allison Fraker, hopping off the blue line to go to the Bocce Ball Social.

 

Mariah Craddick, posed on the blue line before going to the Bocce Ball Social.

Francine Gutierrez, grabbing fare before going to the Bocce Ball Social.

 

Melissa Alexandria, taking the green line to work at Bedford restaurant.

Daisy Makaveev, getting off the blue line to go see a show.

 

Jess Preleski, at the Clark & Lake station headed to a Pitchfork after party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shourouk Fall 2012 Jewelry Designs

Check out these amazing collection .. with lots of jewel tones sharp cuts and polished look great for evening wear.A variety of fun pieces with impressive levels of details, shapes and color touches perfect for different occasion.