Shimla makes me nostalgic. I did my engineering from Shimla and those were some of the most exciting days of my life. Night outs with friends, late night booze parties, we did all and then grew out of it. Now when I am working and have been in Delhi for more than five years, I still return to Shimla at the smallest excuse and Shimla never ceases to disappoint me.
Christ Church on the Ridge Road. This yellow building stands tall and is visible from great distances. This is reputed to be the second oldest church in northern India.
View from the Mall Road of Shimla. This is a terrace that looks down at the valley.
Shimla is one of the most densely constructed hill stations in India. Even though the population is high and there is concrete everywhere, Shimla carries a charm that no other hill station does, especially for me.
Charming Blue Sky with White Clouds Presents a Stark Contrast to the Concrete Jungle Below it.
Sloping Roofs of Various Colors Sprawl all over the Valley
The majestic town hall stands amongst the other buildings at Mall Road.
Ridge and Mall road are the two most crowded areas in Shimla. The crowd mostly comprises of college students. Policemen in colorful uniforms patrol the area frequently watching out for miscreants. There is a large number of monkeys as well. They are quite a menace.
Christ Churh against the Dramatic Blue Sky. This is the true nature of Shimla. Nature and Commercialism live side-by-side and the co-existence is so natural that it seems that this is how nature planned it.
The skating rink visible from the Ridge. This hosts national level skating tournaments.
A walk on the mall road makes you feel as if you have all the time in the world for leisure. It is what you call a 'happening' place.
I also miss UIIT (University Institute of Information Technology) ...
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