First Flight Out: Pine forests, picnics and perfect vistas in India's Himalayas

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SANGLA VALLEY/SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH - The embers of the bonfire rise into the night, almost touching the adjacent apple tree, now in full blossom with light pink flowers.

The bonfire at the Batseri Hotel, at an altitude of 2,743m in the Himalayas, sets the mood for high revelry.

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