Instagrammed: A Drive from Chandigarh to Kumarhatti
Kumarhatti is a small town on the Chandigarh-Shimla Highway. It’s the gateway to historic Dagshai Cantonment.
One idle spring afternoon drove from Chandigarh up to little beyond this town.
Mountain Town: A far view of the City of Solan from a vantage point past Kumarhatti. It’s known as the Mushroom city of India. Owing to sweet mineral water in and around it Solan Brewery, known for Old Monk Rum, was setup here in 1855.
Light at the end of tunnel: The Kalka-Shimla Narrow Gauge line was opened for traffic on November 9, 1903. On July 8, 2008, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the World Heritage Site Mountain Railways of India. There are 103 tunnels on this 96.54 km line and the one above is at the Kumarhatti Railway Station.
Witness to history: The Kumarhatti Railway Station has a small platform which also has the office of the Station Master, Waiting Room for passengers and a ticket counter. In heydays, it must have witnessed a lot of history being made.
Drama in the Sky: And the way home was made memorable by this beautiful sunset over the himalayas.
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Year 2012 In Review
Zero. Zilch. Sifar.
The plan for 2013 is to change this number.
Here’s to another year, another journey, another start.
Happy New Year, Dear World.