Monsoon Magic in Aravali Hills, Jaipur

(Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Details)

Aravali Hill range is ubiquitous around Jaipur and it stretches all the way to Delhi.

This is how the forest in Aaravali hills look like during the dry months, specially from February to June before arrival of Monsoon. For the uninitiated Monsoon is a rainy season which stretches across South East Asia. Monsoon is one of the key source of water in India, specially for the agriculture.

Grey Brown look of  the forest, Aravali Hills before monsoon.

With the onset of first shower of Monsoon, it all begins to change. These trees which are quite hardy like Anogeissus Pendula can thrive & grow from humidity in the air. Even though the rains are not plentiful, change sets in motion. Here is a close up & detailed picture of this change.

Monsoons brings in change. Aravali Hills, Jaipur

In few days, the entire topography of the forest changes.

Change in landscape. Lush green forest cover. Aravali Hills.

Does it even look like a forest of Rajasthan? A state associated with sand dunes or dry, semi-arid landscape?

Seasonal Monsoon  flower.

Flowers in the forest during Monsoon. Weekly Photo Challenge, Details

Finally, one more shot that details the Monsoon season. The surface of forest gets carpeted by seasonal grass. It’ll turn dry  by November.

Forest floor gets carpeted with seasonal grass during monsoon months. Nahargarh Hills of Aravalis .


Few days ago, I made a post  skywatch-Elusive/Monsoon mentioning that rains are still missing  but now the entire topography has changed with just a few showers.

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23 thoughts on “Monsoon Magic in Aravali Hills, Jaipur

  1. It’s nice to see monsoon magic in Aravalli. I liked most the comparative pictures of summer and monsoon. Without the summer pic, we cannot understand how beautiful the monsoon is in Aravali. Lovely flowers and the second photo that indicates the change in nature with the onset of the first shower is amazing.

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