Misty Mountains of Shimla

Shimla Mts Mist edit

We’ve had a lot of rain here, which made me think about monsoon season in India. The monsoons were actually pretty light both years we were there, but we did get to experience the misty, rainy, relatively chilly period of Shimla in July. Shimla is in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. It was the British summer capital as Delhi would (and still does many would say) get too hot in the summer to comfortably exist. So the British government and many of its citizens would make the annual trek up to Shimla.

It is still a popular destination for tourists and locals alike in the hot summers. We really enjoyed the walks and hikes through the ups and downs of the town and nearby forests. The mist and fog that sat on the mountains was particularly gorgeous and made us feel like we were in, and often above, the clouds.

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