Simla is a hill-station to the north of the capital, Delhi. It was a favourite haunt of the British in the time of the Raj seeking to escape the blistering heat of the summer. When the British left, it remained popular with the growing Indian middle-class.
There is a narrow-gauge railway that runs from the town of Chandigarh up to the hill-station. What makes this rail journey unique is the opportunity to take the Rail Motor Car up the winding track.
Simla itself, typical of Indian hill-stations, is a little run down. But the journey there and the walks around the town are magnificent.