“I am still slim and trim due to my walking on the Mall road in Shimla ,” Karzai told CNN IBN news channel .
“It was the prime time of my life and I was in Shimla from the age of 18 to 24 , I learnt a lot during this formative period here and this has remained with me to this day ,”said Karzai .
Karzai attended Government college and Himachal Pradesh university in Shimla in the 1970s and the early 1980s.
On a visit some years ago as president of Afghanistan he was honoured by the HP university . Karzai visited all his old haunts in Shimla .
Walking is a way of life in Shimla particularly in and around the Mall .