This is about last year, When the beauty of clouds and rains was all around and we were having a long weekend. We always wished to enjoy the beauty of Shimla in Monsoon and we used that perfect timing to fulfill our wish.
Even knowing the risks of landslides during monsoon on hilly areas, we decided to go on this adventurous trip in our Ford Figo car driving through the Kalka-Shimla Highway. And let us tell you it was so much fun to drive through clouds and fog. And music in car just add all the fire we needed on the hilly roads "Mai ne meriye .. Shimle di raahein".
We drove for approx 10 hrs. non-stop from Noida to Shimla enjoying the changing landscape from Big buildings to highway Dhabas to beautiful cloudy hills of Shimla, writing this itself makes me to hit the roads and be in Shimla as the monsoon is at its peak right now in August. We wish....
We always wanted to stay in traditional Himachali home from long time, so we booked for us a Home stay in Himachal "Meena Bagh Homes, Sanjauli, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India".
We are so in love with place that wrote a blog on it. Please checkout the blog on Meena Bagh Homes, Shimla.
After check-in Meena Bagh Homes, we freshen up fast, as it was already evening time and we wanted to have a walk on The Ridge, Shimla before night. As we love to travel via local transport, so we hop on a local bus from Sanjauli Bus Stand to reach Lakkad Bazaar as after this Bus entry is not allowed.
"Lakkad bazaar" is famous for its wood antiques
We stepped on the road and it started drizzling slowly, which added to the mood of Monsoon in Shimla. We started our walk towards the Ridge and as usual the mall road view amazing. Compared to other heavy tourism seasons Monsoon is the least crowded adding to it rakshabandhan, 15 august fell in the same weekend. We feel one must visit to Shimla in monsoon season to have a beautiful experience.
As it was 15th August, National Flag hoisting happened in Morning @The Ridge, so we captured few photos with our National Flag.
We decided to go back to Sanjauli after a long walk and lots of photos, after waiting some time at the stop we successfully catch the last commute to our way back to Meena Bagh(suggestion to everyone always keep track on timing of the local transport)
We reached and had our delicious dinner "Himachali Totti Dal" (it is made from dhuli kaali dal in Lots of desi ghee) and hand made Chapatis.
After long drive, a long walk on the ridge and delicious Himachali dinner, it was time for us to close the day, so we slept for the night as we had plans for the next day.
Morning we woke up to this beautiful view of clouds covering the hills, we enjoyed the view with our breakfast in our Home stay. In breakfast we had Tea, bread with organic Jam and Honey from the farms of Meena Bagh.