Start was through Himalayan Expressway. Earlier plan was to reach Kasauli and stroll there but as we reached near Dharampur we decided to go to Shimla as Chindi was three hours journey from there. Also the way was through beautiful places like Mashobra, Naldehra and Tattapani. Other route was devoid of any places like these. Also that was more than five hours drive. So we moved towards Shimla. Weather was clear so far.
Just had a quick stop at Red Chilli for tea and moved ahead. Traffic was normal. Road was also good.
As soon as we reached Barog, a hailstorm appeared from nowhere. We thought of stopping our journey here and moved so as to find a hotel. But within 10 minutes the weather cleared. Started again and as we reached near Shimla, it started raining heavily. It was getting dark too. So looked for a hotel and found one roadside. Booked a room there and called the day off. No photos during this time. Had dinner and went to sleep. It rained whole night and in the morning it was all clear. Started at 8 in the morning without any tea or breakfast.
Crossed this tunnel towards MASHOBRA. The way was good and scenic.
Just as we reached MASHOBRA, saw a board of Hotel THE RETREAT. It was some 200 meters away from the main road. The way was narrow. But this was our stoppage for breakfast.
They served us yummy pranthas on our demand with curd and butter and of course Hot Tea also.
Had few photographs which is mandatory
The road to the left took us to our breakfast destination
Now as the tummies were full, started ahead. Reached Naldehra in no time. Stopped at Golf Ground. No rush at all. We decided to walk around the Ground. Bought the tickets and politely refused the Horse walas as we always prefer to walk.
Start of the walk
Walked for around one km, clicked some photographs and started to return to move ahead to Chindi as the forecast was telling rain again and we wanted to reach in time. Also the way around the Ground was slippery due to rain.