It was the month of August and so the monsoon season was at it peak. The mountains are very risky during monsoon as the risk of mountain sliding is there and it can be life threatening too. But the risk we took was worth taking for those spectacular views and the experiences we had on our journey to Almora.
It usually takes 5-6 hours to reach Almora from Delhi by road but it was a 10 hour drive for us (all thanks to water logging on road and the traffic jams in the cities)
Once we were out of the cities and entered the mountains the peace and tranquility surrounded us.
Mountains become fiercely beautiful in monsoon. The thick and green vegetation that embraced these mountains during monsoon add to their beauty. The lush green grass and tall trees that sway with the winds, is a treat to the eyes that have become tired of seeing the concrete jungle all around.
The sound of the flowing water and the view of these seasonal waterfalls compelled us to break our journey every time we spotted one. The road side tea stalls and the plate of pakoras satisfied the foodie in me. Having ginger tea along with the assorted vegetables and paneer pakoras amidst the beauty of nature was so heavenly and it cannot be described in few words.
My stay at Almora was only for one night for some reason but the drive from Delhi-Almora-Delhi gave me the much needed break from the busy metro life.
I get fully soaked in the beauty of nature and its beauty. And I am awaiting another chance to slip to this place again.
A person with a traveler soul. Wanderlust!!
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