Shimla Trip – Much Awaited Honeymoon

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In the summer of June 2017, I went to visit Shimla, with my hubby and baby. After my marriage in December 2014, I go to visit Ujjain as my first trip that too with my in-laws. Though it was I, who wanted to visit Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain, I longed for our honeymoon. Finally in the summer of 2017 we go the opportunity to go to Shimla for a week’s stay. We took Kalka Shatabdi to Kalka – which was a short journey of around 5 hours, spent eating and eating – and from there onward took toy train. Everything being a first for me was extremely enchanting and memorable. The slow moving train was rapidly taking me to a world of wonder and joy.

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Sikkim – Seeing is Believing

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On third day we visited another nice and beautiful place i.e ‘Namchi’ in south Sikkim. It is perhaps the most attractive of the entire places is the CharDham. It is located on top of a hill known as the ‘Solophok Hill’ with a big Shiva statue surrounded by 12 Jyotir-lingas. Flanked on all sides by the replica of Char-Dham temples i.e Badrinath Dham, Dwarka Dham, Rameshwar Dham and Puri’s Jaganath Dham. The place is a big tourist attraction.

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Rendezvous with NATHULA (Sikkim) – Ears that hear silence

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Those are the very words that echo in my brain whenever the memory of Nathula, Sikkim returns to me. It was part of the fitting reply that a soldier guarding the Indo-China Border at Nathula gave to a ridiculous query of one tourist among us. The naive or perhaps ignorant tourist had asked what would happen if someone accidentally or unintentionally stepped on the other side of the border. Had the question come from a kid, even an adolescent, it would have sounded reasonable. The reply of the soldier in this context summed up the significance of respecting mutual borders. It also made evident the huge responsibility that soldier on both sides are shouldering.

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