Beyond misty mountains and serpentine roads, past the crowded corners of Shimla, Mashobra offers an opportunity to experience the blissfully slow life of mountain towns. Come winter, the majestic mountains are blanketed in layers of white and Mashobra transforms into Himachal’s very own promised land.
My best friend, Diksha and I decided to escape our bustling lives in Delhi and head to Mashobra to witness its beauty for ourselves. And just like that, one fateful night, our very first adventure of the new year began!
We were welcomed to a freezing Shimla at 5.00 am as an incessant drizzle drenched the town. The roads were slippery with ice, slabs of snow on rooftops glistened under the moonlight, and a few bonfires gave warmth to milkmen, newspaper distributors and of course, over-enthusiastic tourists. While our driver maneuvered through the icy slopes of Mashobra to come pick us up, we treated our souls to some piping hot chai, music and charcha of national affairs with a few locals.
An hour later, we were blessed with views of a snow-laden landscape as far as the eyes could see. And in the middle of it all, lay tucked our gorgeous bnb, The Cloudberry.