The next day we woke up leisurely and after a heavy breakfast, we went trekking. Now, I'm not new to trekking and I think this was more like a hike than a trek. We took regular water-breaks and photo-breaks. We saw several monkeys. Awfully tame. And we also saw apple farms. But we didn't see orchards of red juicy apples since it wasn't the season.
So we trudged along, until we reached a temple. An old man sat at the foot of the temple, contemplating. The temple was small and pretty. After this we walked back in another route. We crossed the estate of a certain Prince of another era.
The guide was a local. He was a simple, friendly man and an expert in climbing pine trees with ease. He informed us that the red flowers that grow in plenty in the hillside was known as "Brass" and a juice was made out of it..
|Kids from the Highway!|
Next Stop: Rashtrapathi Nivas. Steeped in History, this structure now houses the Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies. The scholars pursue research work in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.
|National Instt. Of Advanced Studies|
After this we strolled in the famous Mall Road. Vidha3 and I had bhelpuri. And we also saw Preity Zinta's college. (St.Bede's)... We didn't really shop much. Just a few souvenirs. Also it wasn't really crowded. Because it was the World Cup Final, silly!