Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Queen of Hills -Day 1


The clock had been regular, regularly monotonous. It was as if life was demanding a change, therefore I like a city bird, fluttered my wings and flew away to the higher attitude, a distant land, to settle and be welcomed by royalty, to have a one on one with Shimla, "The Queen of Hills."
The journey started at four in the morning and it was around late afternoon that I reached my destination. The grandeur of nature tickled my mind and made me realize that beauty is not just about face value....its a beautiful feeling which can be measured with the kind of effect it has on you…and shimla sure casts a spell.After checking into my room, I peeped out of the window, a gust of cool wind embraced me, tickling my nerves and making my hair stand on their ends, it was indeed a spectacular sight. Huge mountains wrapped in a dark green cloak, with a faint red hue spread all around. It was magical. I often wonder how nature has such an enchanting effect that soothes our nerves, pumping in a fresh breathe of life. My fidgety city nerves calmed down and settled to experience the close encounter with nature…..It was a moment of transformation.

In came the twilight, slowly waking me up from the fusion of immaculate dreams poured on the canvas of nature which I was witnessing with wide open eyes. The fog settled on my eyelids, making them heavy and cradling me away to sleep…may be the night wanted to have a silent conversation….
Day two was yet to come..

14 comments:

bigB said...

You took me to the hills....Beautiful pics...Loved the blog.

Zayida said...

Simla is such a beautiful place sana..you have to go there during the snow time!the natural beauty then is really breathtaking...and never miss the snow trekking to kufri!

Mustaf said...

Awesome pics, this is one hill station on my list due for long.Waiting for the second day..

manivannan said...

Ah! That's an welcome break :-) Even for us :D Something really different from your usual write-ups!!

Thanks a lot sana! Your post refreshed me up, and reminded of my hometown, which is also called 'The Queen of Hills.' Lovely pics too :-)

Couldn't wait for the second day...post it sooon!

Being Pramoda... said...

hey..its such a beautiful place to hang out..It seemed that u enjoyed well..

thanks for some awesome pics Sana...:)

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Big B,Mustaf (do go there soon),Mani ( yes its indeed a welcome break:)), Zayida( Will definately go there in winters sometime:)),and Pramoda (Indeed its beautiful!)

Rush said...

Shimla..woow, i remember my shimla trip when i was a little kid in school..still have photos...i want more pics!!
u r described beautifully and taken us to a all new high sitting at my desktop!!

Omar Saabith said...

Happy to see a different post from your usual writings. :)

Whirlwind said...

Beautiful and descriptive. Takes the reader to the picturesque Simla!!!

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Rush, Omar and Shwetha..guess should take up different things ;)

Margaret Cloud said...

You made me feel like I was riding along with you, very nice post and the pictures were beautiful. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Sana:)

Lovely photos! Shimla is indeed a beautiful place. Nature does have a soothing effect on us. The sights are breathtaking. Enjoy your holidays.

Wish you all the best:)
Joseph

divsi said...

thanx for sharin the pix..the twilight one was sooopeeerb!:)

Deliberately Thoughtless said...

I can feel...
Feel the mystic mountains...
The mysteries lurking behind..

I was wandering in the Himalayan valleys a couple of months back.. and so I can well understand what you felt.. how you felt.....

Love the mountains.. Its an awesome experience...