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Mussoorie, Kissing The Feet Of The Himalayas

Mussoorie, where the beauty of the mountains and the valleys stuns and humbles us with all its glory!

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Nilesh Chogle
Accountancy and Auditing.CS from ICSI,Delhi.PGDFT from the World Trade Institute_Gold Medalist.keen in Pharma Industry,Corporate,Culture,Finance,Foreign Trade,Procurement & SCM.

INDIA – The mighty Himalayas can be seen from different destinations. One such destination happens to be Mussoorie. A small hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, situated in the Garhwal Himalayan ranges. It can be reached from Dehradun District by traveling about 34 km by road. The place can also be reached from New Delhi (290 km).

The Queen of Hills:

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Mussoorie is popularly called “The Queen of Hills.” It is situated at an altitude of 2003 Mt (approx. 6500 feet) above sea level. During winters there is a lot of frost due to falling temperatures. Heavy to moderate snowfall can be expected from December to mid-February. Chilly weather with almost a sub-zero temperature at night is seen during winters. Due to snowfall, travel becomes more difficult in the area. Ideally, the time to visit Mussoorie is during the summers (March to mid- June). During winter, one finds few people in the area. But, people who love snow and lanes glistening with frost will enjoy nature’s splendor.

Himalayas, as seen from GUN POINT with Zoom camera pinkish tinge because of the sun slowly setting Pic. Credit: Nilesh Chogle

Lal Tibba:

Mussoorie,cable cars which take you up and down the hill Picture credit : Nilesh Chogle
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Lal Tibba, the second highest peak in the region, is also called Lookout point. It is at an elevation of 2275 Mts (7400 feet) at Landour Road.

Gun Hill Point:

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Gun Hill Point is the second-highest point in Mussoorie at 2024 Mts (6600 feet). There is a famous cannon used by the English that can be seen here today.

Rope way view of the entire place Pic. Credit: Nilesh Chpgle

Mall Road:

There is a central shopping area which includes a vriety of venues that sell everything from artifacts to clothing. The area exhibits wonderful colonial architecture. It has cafes and small restaurants. The valley and other mountain terrains can be seen below.

Shops at Mall Road desplaying Masquerades in a variety of forms Pic.Credit : Nilesh Chogle

Kempty Falls:

It can be approached from the Kempty Fall Road and can be reached by car. It is a 12 meter (40 foot) waterfall. It is 1400 Mt (4500 feet) from sea level.

Mussoorie Kempty Falls
Water fall ” THE KEMPTY FALLS ” Pic.Credit :Nilesh Chogle

Lake Mist:

It is before Kempty-Fall Road, has small waterfalls, and some restaurants and boating facilities.

Ducks seen at the Lake Mist Pic. Credits: Nilesh Chogle

Mussoorie Lake:

Since Mussoorie also has a Municipal Board, they’ve developed a Lake with a pedal boating facility for locals and tourists alike.

Mussoorie Lake
Pedal boats at Mussoorie Lake Pic.Credit : Nilesh Chogle

Mussoorie Municipal Garden:

This is a huge garden with artificial lakes that provide a facility for boating. The natural setting is enjoyed by many tourists.

Mussoorie Municipal Garden
Ducks enjoying the swim at Municipal Garden Pic.Credit : Nilesh Chogle

Ralph Waldo Emerson, a 19th Century American Philosopher and essayist, said that, “Nature is beautiful because it is alive, moving, reproductive. In nature, we observe growth and development in living things, contrasted with the static or deteriorating state of the vast majority of that which is man-made.”

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