It's not that lockdown because of COVID-19 has only given us negative experiences, there are hand full positive experiences in recent times. Foremost was some more time with family and time for ourself (me-time), in this fast moving life. Reconnecting with the broken links, school/college friends, relatives, practicing ever wanted amusements/hobbies, that we were procrastinating, finishing the web-series eating dust on our wish-list. Closed industries and fewer automobiles have improved the AQI (Air Quality Index). As per the report CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) 78% cities recorded 'Good', 'Satisfactory' AQI during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Less pollution has also resulted into better visibility and thus many of the cities across the nation could see some mesmerising views of mountain ranges, which were not at all visible since last some decades or ever as per their memories. Here is the list of 6 cities where people could see these astounding mountain ranges from their balconies.
Just imagine yourself waking up with a view of Himalayas or Alps!!!

1. Dhauladhar Mountains from Jalandhar, Punjab

Within 2 weeks of lockdown in India, the view of Himachal mountain mesmerized people of Jalandhar. A sight for sore eyes, residents of Jalandhar could see an unobstructed view of the snow-covered mountains. This news came as fire in the forest, and within a day it was over the social media. Here is what people saw in Jalandhar after almost 3 decades.

2. Pir Panjal Range from Srinagar, Kashmir

Srinagar witnessed a clearer view of Pir Panjal Range. It is the largest range of Lesser Himalayas that runs through Himachal and J&K. Crystal clear view made the sight more impressive.

3. Gangotri Range from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh is around 150 Kms away from Uttarakhand. People of Saharanpur were able see the magnificent view of snow-covered mountains, they saw this stunning view after many years.


4. Kanchenjunga From Siliguri, West Bengal

Siliguri in West Bengal is in the foothills of Himalayas, lockdown blessed the people of Siliguri with a stunning view of Kanchenjunga. Here are some clicks.


5. Mount Everest from Sitamarhi, Bihar

People could also see the Highest mountain from a distance of 205 Kms. People of Singhwahini Village (District Sitamarhi) in Bihar woke up to the sight of Mount Everest in the first week of May.


6. Nainital Hills from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Nainital is Himalayan Resort Town in Kumaun Region and 130 Kms from Bareilly. Because of lower pollution and better visibility, the people of Bareilly could see the magnificent view of Nainital Hills after almost 3 decades.

Because of lockdown, New Delhi, which is one of the most populated and polluted cities in the world, recorded the significant improvement in its AQI as smog reduced considerably.
Similar instances were reported in other parts of the world as well.


  1. That's some good news out of this lockdown. In one way nature might be punishing all for the destruction we caused on them

    1. Yes, this is a positive news after a long time.

  2. The nature is having a rest from the humanity :)

  3. Replies
    1. Yes, this is a positive news after a long time.

  4. Your blog is amazing! Love the way you have articulated your thoughts. And the pics are scintillating, to say the least.

  5. I wish it was like this forever

    1. I wish, but there is always a condition added to all the positive news.


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