‘Walking home at midnight in Landour can be quite eventful… I have smelled a leopard without seeing it. I have seen jackals on the prowl. I have watched foxes dance in the moonlight. I have seen flying squirrels flit from one treetop to another. I have listened to the calls of nightjars, owls and other birds who live by night.’
The smell of pines, the sound of birds, the singing of hill people, the sound of a river flowing through a valley—these are some of the pleasant things that greet you once you are in the mountains. For decades, Ruskin Bond has lived in the Himalayas and this book is a delightful collection of his reminiscences and anecdotes about his life there. Filled with vibrant and beautiful descriptions of places, this one is for every mountain and nature lover.