With a cup of hot chocolate in my hand, sitting in front of my window I can talk about the Himalayas and its places incessantly. They have been cardinal parts of my life and have touched my heart and soul in a dramatic way. I have been traveling to the Himalayan mountains ever since I was a kid. The times spent here have built a special relation between me and these mountains. And now, they have become my passion.
These hills have always stood by me. I came across so many people who feel alike and there are many I don’t know, who have the same affection and respect for the mighty Himalayas. I dedicate this blog to the lovers of Himalayas and to each of you who wants to fall in love with them.
You only come to visit the Himalayas, but your soul marries these hills and chooses to live. You will want to immerse yourself in the thick mists that move slowly from one end to the other.
1. Peace and Serenity
You’ll instantly fall in love with the silence of these hills. You will love the sound of howling wind crashing on the glass window while you sit inside sipping a steaming cup of chocolate milk. You will enjoy the calmness of river waters and the wild sound of waterfalls. Who wouldn’t want to plunge into the crystal clear waters flowing from the melting glaciers into the rivers? I’m sure we all do. Isn’t this reason good enough to unleash your tired mind and body?
2. Rain and Mist
Who doesn’t love the touch of cold little rain drops on their bare skin? Those little droplets fall on your body and invigorate your mind. They awaken the writer within. They make you write a piece of romance no matter how bad it is. The mist that conceals the sun and the distant trees, you’ll have an unseen world of your own.
3. Locals & Cultures
What could be more interesting than getting involved in the rich culture and lifestyle of the people of Himalayas? And how can we forget the delectable cuisine. The Jholi, Kaful, Thechwani and Arsa of Uttrakhand, the Sweet Rice, Lugdi and Siddu of Himachal, the Rogan Josh, Gushtaba, Rajma Shalgam, Kahawah and my favorite Chokh Vangun of Kashmir, the Bamboo Shoot Fry, Rice Beer, Momos, and Thukpa of Arunachal. You can please your hungry belly with these appetizing dishes our Himalayan people have to offer.
4. Warmth of Humanity
I have always believed and I always will that the people from hills are warm-hearted and compassionate. If you get into trouble while traveling anywhere in the hills, the natives will be your moral support during the tough times. They are the people who have special kind of attachment and love for their people and motherland. I hope these reasons are good enough to get you excited.
Still reading and imagining what kind of world that will be? Pack your bag and travel through the countryside to experience what I say. The mist covered and snow-capped mountains are waiting for you. Get off your butt and get going! I guarantee the experience will be phenomenal.