A brutal heat wave is whipping people in northern, central and western states of India.
Phalodi in Rajasthan broke all records on Thursday scoring India’s hottest ever temperature at 51 degree Celsius.
There are also reports of how soldiers are able to cook rotis in the Thar Desert and how crayons are melting in the summer heat.
The heat is truly unbearable. Yet for some, the comparatively colder climes of towns in Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh is not very far.
So to escape the heat, many drove up the road to the soothing climate of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. The result? A traffic jam!
While such traffic congestions are a common sight in New Delhi or any big city, it is not the same in Mussoorie.
Cars snaking along the narrow roads of the scenic town before the start of the holiday season is a surprise to the residents.
At the same time, the jam itself was bothersome for those stuck in it and, especially to those from Delhi, brought back the anguish of being stuck in the infamous jams of the nation’s capital.
Though the hotels are doing good due to the rise in the numbers of tourists, the narrow roads of Mussoorie is the one clog that tourists will have to pass through to enjoy the climate.
And if they are able to beat the traffic, a pleasant weather indeed awaits them.