Difference between revisions of "Himalayan North"
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After the chaos of the big cities of the Plains, the Indian Himalayas make a relaxing change. Some travelers make the Himalaya North their sole purpose for coming to India while others visit the region as part of a larger holiday.
Throughout this region Hindi/Urdu is understood, but usually as a second language. English is widely understood, especially in the more touristed parts.
The Himalayan North is well connected to the Plains by bus.Haridwar is the last stop for tarin and begining of mountain range.
Bus: This is the main way to get around the Himalayan north, the only choice in many places. The winding roads and steep slopes make for some nervewracking moments; but the views more than make up for it.
Train: Being Mountain Range there is very limited train service. Known as the "toy train", it connects Kalka and Shimla. It was a remarkable engineering feat in its day but now it makes for a slow and beautiful tourist route.