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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Things to do and see at Shimla - 6

Big names, including founder of the Boy Scouts Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Rudyard Kipling and Amrita Shergil, once graced the Gaiety Theatre lower down Observatory Hill. Gaiety used to be the social centre of town, and still hosts excellent plays. The theatre celebrated its 100th anniversary with an inaugral theatre festival that will now run every year. Entry fee Rs 10 .

Inverarm and Bantony Hills:

Inspect the wood carvings, jewellery, manuscripts, arms and armoury at the Himachal State Museum at the top of Inverarm Hill, before crossing over towards the Grand Hotel on Bantony Hill. This is the fourth hill of Shimla, on which many of the city's famous landmarks are located. The Grand was the former residence of Governor-General William Bentinck. Another old residence on Bantony, now the Police Headquarters, used to belong to the erstwhile rulers of Sirmour.

The goddess Shamla is the presiding deity of the more-than-150-years-old Kali Bari Temple further up Bantony. Walk past the now deconsecrated St Andrew's Church towards the Roman Catholic St. Michael's Cathedral.

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