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Gun Hill point

Arunima Kumar
They say it is must to travel trolley when you go to Mall Road, Mussourie. So, we opted it to travel to Gun Hill. We decided to walk down the hill to Mall Road to explore the real nature surrounding the "Gun Hill". Though a bit commercialized, this place is must go and it is highly recommended that you walk down the gun hill while coming back. I am sure you don't want to miss a beautiful view while walking down to Mall Road.
Rashmi Sharma
5 March 19: After a lazy morning and a filling breakfast we headed to ropeway at mall road in a rikshaw that dropped us at the correct location for Rs.50. The cable car dropped us at gun hill. There is a telescope point at the hill where 3 telescopes are installed and there is a clear view of 9 points-tendulkars bunglow, the college where mai hoon na was shot, lal tibba,etc,etc..after this we took a ride back to the mall road in the cable car, took a rik to our hotel. At 1600hrs we headed to chic chocolate to try their chocolates. I purchased a red velvet pastry and assorted chocolate boxes. On return we hopped into our cozy bed followed by playtime in the hotels’ recreation area. The day ended with a nice dinner and nap time . Another happy day ended.
On my third & last day I wanted to visit Dhanaulti but was disappointed to hear that local tempo traveller was not operational due to off season and cabs were charging a bomb. So I decided to climb downhill from my hotel and walked towards cable car spot where I took a cable car for 125 Rs to reach Gun Hill. Over there to add some fun I got myself clicked had a brief conversation with the photo wale Bhaiya and returned back to Mall road. Since I had lot of time at hand, I visited a cafe and enjoyed my coffee while reading a book .Though this trip was not an ideal because of multiple reasons but it gave me confidence to travel on my own even in North India. Few tips to travel like a Pro:--Do carry comfortable shoes, as you might need to walk a lot.-Always carry some snacks & water bottle in your bag so that you should not feel tired.-Give a damn to all the people who will look at you, as if you are an alien walking on the streets all alone. Strongly suggest use of headphones.-Be cautious never unveil your hotel details to anyone. You can give them fake hotel name. May be use the most luxury hotel name of the region:)-Never make an itinerary, just go with the flow.Love travelling but often discards your plan because you fail to get a company, Travel Solo! It's an experience in itself and also strengthen your mind & soul. Need suggestions for your next solo trip, do drop me a message.
Yasmin Mirza
Gun Hill : This is a high point on the hill from where you can see the hills and the beautiful view.
Deepika Vaidya