We unfortunately arrived at the Shimla bus station early and got on the wrong bus. Since we only speak English there was a communication breakdown and we boarded the bus that was there. We noticed our mistake as the bus began leaving (we had shown the helper our ticket), shouted to get off, but he told us to stay. It only made it as far as Kangra and then we had to switch buses. He helped us with this but it made for a stressful and delayed trip that could have been avoided if we were just told initially to stay and wait for the right bus when we first showed him our ticket. I'm not sure why he kept us on the wrong bus.