Tearing ourselves away from beautiful Manali and the guesthouse we so loved we booked seats on the local bus for Rishikesh (via Shimla). Of all the places in India we've visited so far, Shimla is definitely the most British, with mock tudor buildings left behind by the British Raj and a total traffic ban in the main mall (total heaven) leaving behind a touch of (Indian) England.
After a quick one day stop another mammouth bus journey has taken us to Rishikesh.... the Yoga capital of the world! Even the Beatles came here to meditate (and write some songs). Rishikesh is set beautifully around the holy Ganges and is located quite near it's source, so it's possible to swim off the small sandy beaches. Being at the end of our journey, we're being extremely lazy and have taken part in no activities other than eating, reading and sleeping in a bid to be slightly with
The last stop is back to the crazyness and heat (42C!) that is Delhi..... has anyone got an ice cream?