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Does anyone know if there is a Himalaya Series Part2 on the way? Birds whispered in Shimla by ghita_gmkl on 16 October 2016 2:22pm
Hi Everyone.

Does anyone happen to know for a fact if a new series would be in the making from the Himalayas?

I was in Shimla in 2012-13 year-change and when in Shimla, can't remember was it before new years eve of 2013 or the few days after return journeys part, but when I went there and took my everyday stroll along the walking-street I got promptly pulled in to the Brittish National Theater, that had been fully renovated, and got a tour by a retired military/police-officer making his additional retirement earning.

During that tour he told me that Michael Palin would have in the plans to return and make a new Himalaya-tour also planning to maybe return to the theater. Because of course him having been there, during filming of the Himalaya-series, must be informed during the tour :) . So I could happily announce it being my top favourite series of all times and because of it I had got to know about the place called Shimla. The new series was supposed to happen 2014 or 2015.

Does anyone know if this is true, or does even honored Mr Michael Palin happen to see this? Thanks to that series I knew about the Royal Deluxe 100 year old train going to Shimla from Kalka and about Shimla altogether.

The marvels of TV. Thanks to another series, "worlds worst roads" :| , I also knew about Chandigarh and it being on the way to Shimla. Had I not known that would I never had ended on a bus from Delhi on a very foggy day to Chandigarh, helped by locals to be driven to a very nice but almost empty three/four star hotel in Chandigarh and booked a taxi from hotel to Shimla. Thanks to, which I got the road-views from somewhere completely else to Shimla and saw how the Royal DeLuxe-trains rails crossed the road here and there. By train 4-6 hours, by car about 3-4 hours(?). All flights that day were cancelled. The roads were not bad at all for a taxi with a local driver on this route.

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