After two days of heavy rains across North India, AQI of several cities dropped significantly. As skies became relatively clearer, residents of Saharanpur could see snow-clad Himalayan peaks.
Snow covered Himalayan peaks clicked from Saharanpur today pic.twitter.com/K0zzCeflhm— Doc_birdie (@AngryBong420) May 20, 2021
Dr. Vivek Banerjee, who has been living in the city for over 40 years clicked some breathtaking views of the Himalayas. While one of the pictures is going viral on social media, we got some other exclusive photos from him.
In conversation with ScoopWhoop, Dr. Banerjee said that he clicked the pictures in two sessions. Earlier in the day he could see just the lower ranges.
The pictures of snowy peaks that are going viral were clicked by him at around 5 PM on 20th May.
He even labelled one of the photos to tell people which peaks were visible.
Another person Dushyant Kumar also clicked a few pictures of the Himalayas from Saharanpur.
Dushyant Kumar, a govt employee & an amateur photographer from Saharanpur says, he has clicked pictures of the Himalayas seen from Saharanpur on May 20, due to low pollution levels following continuous rainfall for the past few days pic.twitter.com/bbN48ifCX6— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 21, 2021
Netizens can't believe the enchanting Himalayan views. Some of them feel that lower levels of pollution due to lockdown and rain uncovered this beautiful view.
Beautiful picture, one can hardly think of it! May be a village outside that town towards Haridwar side! https://t.co/o8t0lZkflJ— sukesh chander sharm (@sukeshchandersh) May 21, 2021
Look at this majestic view. One literally feels like crying out of joy and beauty and grandeur. I wish we could keep our country, state, city, district, neighborhood and society so clean and pollution free always!#lockdown #Himalayas #TauktaeCyclone #Tauktae https://t.co/1BgyzVDO9U— Ek Aur Bihari (@Ek_Aur_Bihari) May 21, 2021
Dr. Banerjee captured all these photos from the terrace of his home. He told us:
It is raining again and I am hoping that we will get a peek at the magical mountains again once the clouds clear. I hope to make a time lapse video if we are lucky enough to see them again.
All pictures used in the article have been shared by Dr. Vivek Banerjee on email. You can follow him on Twitter here.