I had my last trip in Jan2020 before we all got introduced to the biggest life scare known and experienced by everyone born after Independence. Covid 19 came into our lives and everything went for a toss in everybody’s life. In normal circumstances where we couldn’t have survived 6 months without traveling , we had to give up even a single thought to travel anywhere. People started to travel once the lock down went off but it was quite late to open up in Himachal Pradesh. So finally I got a chance to visit my dreamland Himachal with my childhood bestie and travel addict friend Varun.
Both of us have travelled together to Hills since school days , so it was going to be a much needed break from everything that Covid has bought along with it. We started off early morning from Chandigarh at 6am for Narkanda. It was last week of March so the temperature was on the rise in Punjab but was expected to be cold in Himachal. The drive to Shimla on the newly laid highway was very rejuvenating.
We reached Shimla in less than 3 hrs and parked our car at the parking near the Lift. It was a sunny morning in the hills but we could feel the chilly air. People were enjoying the sun on the Ridge , sipping a cup of tea & coffee. No shops were open at that time and it was a very peaceful out there. We too grabbed our coffee and enjoyed the views from the Ridge which were wide spread and clear.