Chasing Monsoon in Jamshedpur – In the wilderness of Dalma Hills

After I was done getting drenched in monsoon showers of Ranchi and Netarhat I took a bus for Jamshedpur as my third destination. The monsoons followed me from Ranchi on a bumpy bus running on the most shaky road one can imagine. The views outside were simply great

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The hills of Chotanagpur that run between Ranchi and Jamshedpur were covered in fog and clouds early in the morning. 1 jsr

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More fog covered hillocks on my way to Jamshedpur.

 

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This followed just before entering Jamshedpur, green fields waiting to be harvested.

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And so was Jamshedpur, this pic is taken from the bridge that connects city made over Subarnrekha river that was almost flooding as the clouds gathered above the river. 2Jamshedpur

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The main market of Jamshedpur after getting washed up in rain.

 

After I checked in to Hotel I moved for Dimna lake, a beautiful secluded clear water lake outside of Jamshedpur was covered with mountains and the water was as clear as one can imagine. As I wandered here, clouds begin to gather above the hills.

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Next morning I woke up and took a jeep for Dalma hills. These hills form a part of Chotanagpur Plateau. I was told that a visit here during monsoon is going to be worth it and as you can guess from the photo below from the path leading to Dalma how amazing it was.

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The area around Dalma Hills.

This one elephant the came out to welcome me to Dalma Wildlife Reserve as I reached here.

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A view of Jamshedpur area from top of the mountains.

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Another family of Elephants roaming in the reserve.
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A deer lost in the wilderness.

  On my way down I could see clouds and fog starting to gather around the mountains. But I had to say goodbye to this beautiful place.

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Lastly Jamshedpur bid me good bye with this rainbow formed about the city while I moved for my next destination.

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