Talli, a meadow near the Mahakali temple, hosts the annual Jotton ka Mela in October. This mela is very popular for its Bull Fights.
On the way to Talli
Bovine Friend on the way to Talli
Craignano is a pre independence era retreat, named after the Italian countess of Craignano (in the Province of Turin).
On the way to Craignano
Pine and Oak trees along the way
Craignano Camp, located about 100m from the Craignano House, offers a slew of activities including rappelling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and rafting.
Craignano has the world’s highest water lift (7657ft) built by the British that still serves Shimla.
A bee doing what it does best
Regional Horticultural Research Institute
Way back to Talli
There are two shacks, serving simple Himachali food, opposite the Maha Kali Temple.
Shack where we had some pakodas and chatted with the locals – super friendly junta.
Shack where we had Kadi Chawal
Mashobra Town and Beyond
After lunch, we proceeded towards the town. Along the way we saw some luxurious villas … Money, Money, Money !!!
DC Anand’s Mansion
Priyanka Gandhi’s Vacation Home
The locals are not particularly happy with the Gandhis moving into their little town because of the increased security and property resale restrictions.
View from the helipad