*Queen of hills*The beautiful ‘‘Queen of hills’’ bestowed many gifts on me; Self-confidence, Inner- peace, true friends, superabundance of happiness, never fading memories and last but not the least My lost life…
I remember the feel of that fresh breeze on my face when, I looked out of the window. My hostel room was the perfect place for gazing stars. There was a panoramic window near my bed and whenever I felt low…or woke up at midnight; I used to watch the sky full of “tiny diamonds..
I really miss those beautiful nights when I was alone in my room dreaming of my “perfect future” with not so perfect plans. There is something magical in the environment and its beauty is impossible to describe in anything but our senses.
The best thing about Shimla is you never get bored of it. Actually, it’s a place of “modernisation and stagnation”. You have to be a nature or an art lover to see its beauty. You can see very good example of Indo-gothic, protégées and colonial time’s architecture. Well, it was the “Summer capital of India before Independence”,It has to be special!
Every place here has its own special thing to see and feel, As I was new to the place and only know limited locations, so I spent most of my spare time roaming nearby. And then one day as I believe in law of attraction, I met a person who was my friend’s friend—‘’loves walking and telling stories’’ and that was the day, how I met my “Best friend”. I love people who are open minded, expressive, funny and especially the ones who just vibe with whatever you talk about. I made many friends in those couple of year; we rambled a lot in the city. After my University classes we bummed around on different whereabouts. Our favourite route was— ‘‘Summer hill to Mall road’’.
Shimla is known for many flamboyant entities; but what I noted is little different. The ridge and its full moon night ,The mall road and its Baljee’s “Gulab jamun, Himachali Rasoi and Aunty’s kitchen”, The Heritage road walk and fresh faces, the lower bazaar and its Sunday’s market crowd, the Summer hill (University life) and Potter hills, The Advance studies and thandi sadak with its (keval ke dhabbe vali garma-garam chai aur bun butter) cup of warm tea with butter bun in keval’s restaurant, The toy train and railway tracks, The Boileauganj and blossoms, The Annandale and its golf ground, The Tara Devi temple and track of the jungle, the Deodar trees and snow; everything so wonderfully complement each other; you can’t ignore. You will feel fresh with the flow like never before.
Once you spend your time there…you automatically connect with it. The peace and greenery all around just freshen up your mood, mind, and soul. I remain Nostalgic about those old good days. There is a special place for Shimla in my heart and it’s never ever going to change. People came here from different places and countries all over the world, each one has his own point of view, But there is one thing in common they never go disappointed, like I said it before it’s not about seeing it; “It’s about feeling it’’. I discovered my true well-being there. You should try it once. Who knows what “you” will find !