Monsoon Magic in Aravali Hills, Jaipur

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, especially from February to June before the arrival of Monsoon. For the uninitiated Monsoon is a rainy season which stretches across South East Asia. Monsoon is one of the key sources of water in India, especially for agriculture.

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

With the onset of the 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 bring in change. Aravali Hills, Jaipur

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

Change in the 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 the 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.


A few days ago, I wrote 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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31 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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  2. How amazing to me. I’ve lived almost all my life in temperate climes where most trees lose their leaves in the fall, sleep through the winter snow and bud out/bloom again in spring. Everything turns green by May and the cycle begins again. I have never been to an area that experiences monsoons. So in a way, it’s like what we experience but through dryness, not because of cold. (we can get to -23C or even colder in winter.)

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    1. Alana, I know the whole ideas of Monsoon must be new for you. I suppose for most Europe rain happens in winters. But out here rain precedes winter. Rain is a relief after long hot summer- the temprature reaches 46-48 C in many regions!
      Where are you based?


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