When the Shivalik Express train left Kalka station and started chugging up the hills slowly, it was still early in the morning.
Our destination was Shimla.
We were on our way to Narkanda, a small hamlet on the Hindustan Tibet road which offers spectacular views of the Srikhand and Kinner Kailash peaks of the Himalayas.
Narkanda which is about 65 km from Shimla, is one of the lesser known hill stations of Himachal Pradesh unlike its popular cousins, Kullu and Manali, Dalhousie, Chamba or Sarahan.
Text and photographs: Sunil Mukhopadhyay
Also see: My first trek up Nagalapuram Hills
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