This is for the first time I am here in Dharamshala for the monsoon and trust me, I have never seen so much of rain before. In my past I have lived in all the major parts of Himachal Pradesh and enjoyed various seasons. I remember Shimla rains, walks on the Mall Road, those big umbrellas, tea and pokoras with friends and endless chit chats. I also remember monsoon of Nahan, we used to come home drenched after school. Sometimes, just fun we used to splash the muddy water in drains. That was childhood and amazing memories from the past. So, this year I experienced a different level of monsoon.
In Dharmshala it rains for hours and with the same intensity. The clouds here must have something similar to mine in their heart, otherwise, who can do that. Well, initial days in the town made me go crazy because I had no idea on what to do and how. The piles of laundry were always topped with new drenched clothes and I had lost my hopes for my shoes, I did wore my bathroom slippers for a couple of times but then I decided to go with the flow. Today, I enjoy the peek-a-boo of morning sun and the darkest clouds coming from Indrunag (locals say it is their Rain God). I can see that all from my window while having my tea in the morning.
Monsoon to me has always been special. Each year it brings me closer to myself. I feel comfortable when the sound of rain sings sweet songs to my ears and I always end up taking some life decisions during this time of year.
So, now it’s been almost the end of monsoon and I am pretty comfortable with it. Here is a collection of pictures I clicked while enjoying a sweet and lovely walk down the streets of Dharamshala on rainy day. I hope it will inspire you to travel in Dharamshala during Monsoon. The place looks mesmerizing.