After a delicious Indian Buffet dinner last night we set off at 6.30am to Delhi Railway Station to catch the train to Kalka where we got on the ‘Toy Train’ which took us through the Himalayan foothills to Shimla.
The hotel was established in 1884 by the British. Mohan Singh Oberoi started working at the hotel in the boiler room in 1922. He rose through the ranks until he was able to buy the hotel in 1944.
Tomorrow we have a talk about the history of Shimla and a guided walk.
After an eight hour flight in a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 we arrived in Delhi, five and a half hours ahead of British time, at 11.15am. Short coach ride to the Taj Palace Hotel. After booking in we went for a walk to a local coffee shop. We have seen monkeys and cows on the roads.