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Windamere Highlights

Sacred heights

An article by Simon Courtauld on www.spectator.co.uk
Wednesday, 14th May 2008

Simon Courtauld pays homage to one of the world's great sights

'Road is hilly, Don't be silly' was the advice by the roadside as our Nepali driver safely negotiated yet another hairpin bend and yet another pothole on the way up to the old Himalayan hill station of Darjeeling. Its tea gardens are still flourishing, its Planters Club is still there (though not flourishing), the air is fresh at 7,000 feet and for India relatively clean.

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