It is that time of the year when I head out to mountains. Usually I take two weeks off and go trekking. But this year it was not meant to be. I am just taking one week off and I am not trekking. The original plan was to take two weeks off but then I got invited again to one of my favorite destinations so I had to cut short the trekking plan. But then I am heading to the mountains for one whole week and if everything goes according to the plan, I travel again after a few days of coming back. I have actually no reason to crib!
So while Delhi/NCR is once again sweltering at 41 degree Celsius; tomorrow I head out again to the exact same place you see in the picture above. There are plans to go beyond, places that are even more beautiful but I will take it slowly, one at a time.
I have noticed a new thing about myself. After about 15 days I start getting stark and raving mad at the traffic I commute through. Usually after 15 days I have been off on a trip and I can bear the traffic, for about two days once I come back and then it starts driving me mad again. This time it has been about 15 days in the city. I am happy to leave behind the traffic, the pollution and the chaos. This beastly traffic is one thing that I mind most about my existence. And as I type this, I feel I should be really grateful if the beastly traffic is the number 1 botheration in my life these days!
So then folks, time to head out to cooler climates, this time on a personal vacation. My elder nephew would be joining me a few days after and lucky guy, he will go trekking.
42 thoughts on “The Mountains are Calling”
Majestic mountain shot! I couldn’t live with so much traffic and smog…
Lady Fi what to do? My area is indeed crowded.
It’s beautiful !!
Thank you Maniparna.
The Sun’s rays give it a royal hue.
Brilliant capture, Mridula.
All the best for your journey. 🙂
Thank you Poonam.
Have fun on those high peaks and enjoy the cool mountain air (and less people)!
Thank you Barb.
Chill in the mountains, far from the maddening traffic!
I had a great time, thank you Indrani.
Wow! Splendid capture Mridula! What a dream life you are enjoying ! Not everyone’s body can entertain so much traveling! Stay healthy and happy! Best wishes…
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Thank you so much for your wishes Sindhu.
Lovely and wonderous
Thank you Chaitali.
I must say I am so jealous ;).. Have a fun ride and enjoy..
Shruthi 😀 thank you for the wishes.
Have an awesome time in the lap of nature 🙂
Thank you. 😀
Fabulous picture. The golden reflection is astounding.
Thank you so much.
WOWOWOW .. Oh my god ..
Have fun mam and enjoyyy click lots more pics 🙂
Thank you Bikram.
Leave Delhi and stay and work from Mountains. Wishing best wishes.
Tushar I wish I had that courage. We always find reason to stay back.
Is there anything prettier than the sight of snow capped mountains reflecting the sun rays ? I think not. Awesome click. I wish to retire near mountains too. Lets see how that works out 😛
Ha ha! It takes you 15 days to start hating the traffic. Well, for me, it doesn’t even take 15 minutes. What should I do then? 🙂
Have a good trip. Enjoy the cooler climes.
Sankara 😀 you are much ahead of me in traveling anyway 😛
Avinash we also wish to do that but let us see what happens actually.
Beautiful pic. Enjoy your trip to these amazing mountains.
Delhi also got a respite just now ! Rain God took pity on us and sent some rain and cool breeze 🙂
That is good to hear Shweta. In fact it is just humid these days I guess.
Beautiful capture 🙂
Thank you Deepa.
Which city. Pahalgam…..
This is Jagatsukh in Himachal Pradesh.
Lovely clicks and lovely blog.
Thank you Syam.
Love those mountains.
Yes the traffic really gets you and I don’t see the reason why each one has to get his/her car out to go to work.
Joe to my place there is no public transport.
How long it takes to reach home to office and back in crazy trafic?
A long time 😀