After spending a day recovering from the Gurgaon to Kasauli drive, and after extracting information from the Army Officers posted here, we decided to “check out” the Kasauli Club and the Kasauli Market.
Guests of the army cantonment are provided with guest memberships for Kasauli Club. For a full membership, the current waiting period is twenty-five years no less. For Rs. 360 per day, a family of four is allowed onto the Kasauli Club premises and can further pay for food and drinks. It is a lovely club. Squash Courts, Tennis Courts and even Basketball. The bar even had a supply of Corona beer and that was enough to impress me!
After collecting our temporary guest membership to plan lunch tomorrow, we decided to park the car back at our accommodation and take a walk to Kasauli Market. It turned out to be right outside the main gate of the cantonment and we’d told the Mess that we wouldn’t be getting lunch with them. One of the officers had recommended a place called “BBQ”, shop no. 31 on one of the Mall Roads. It turned out to be the Upper Mall Road.
After wandering around at the Lower Mall Road and the Tibetan Market, we were directed to The Heritage Market where we also found BBQ. There were two young boys manning the shack-front and we ordered chicken rolls with egg. They outer wrappings were made fresh from dough retrieved from a refrigerator. The chicken kabab rolls were thawed in the microwave. There was a weak mayonnaise / ketchup sauce in the midst and the coffee we ordered was TERRIBLE. But everything goes when you’re hungry!
A trio of girls spotted me photographing them and they squealed with delight, “OMG! Photo! Pose!” and they actually posed while I photographed them and waved a thumbs-up. How delightful. I tried to photograph some #EyesForStreetStyle but did not have much luck because I wasn’t really focused. I was more interested in lazing.
We came back to our rooms after that and while the folks napped, Akanksha and I decided to take the no-rain opportunity to photograph our outfit posts / #CoverUp. As soon as we got to the spot where we’d decided to photograph, it started to pour! After about ten minutes we almost gave up and returned to our rooms but then the rain stopped. We photographed each other for some time and then got back to the rooms to laze till the folks woke up for tea.
We’ve been watching lots of television in bed today. Lunch at Kasauli Club tomorrow. Let’s see how that goes. We are also planning to visit Dagshai day after for a picnic / lunch. I will try again to spend some time lounging at the market to photograph some street style and maybe even photograph the Church that is very close to the main gate of the cantonment.