The Chronicles of Mussoorie

Tripoto
31st Dec 2016
Day 1

Adjust your altitude.

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

Let us just say, this time around, i spoke to these mountains and surprisingly, they answered back.

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

Stop Number 2 on my itinerary was to say hello to Sir George Everest.

Bringing the new year, with a slight twist. Oh and yes, that is me!

Photo of George Everest's, Khanij Nagar, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

Home to Sir George Everest for 11 years, the place is not known to many.

The Devil - Sister - Model combo available only with a lucky few!

Photo of George Everest's, Khanij Nagar, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

Its location has panoramic views of the Doon Valley on one side and the Aglar River valley and the Himalayan Range to the north.

A panoramic view of the highly talked about view from the house of Mr. Everest.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

Employee of the year? Not really.

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

If my boss ends up reading this, all my efforts for a fake sickness will circle the drain. But if i can sum up all the hard work and the fake work, id say, it was totally worth the effort.

Aim high, my boy. Apparently the only architectural shot that i could manage.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

Stop Number 3 on my itinerary was to visit the Tibetan Monastery nestled at the Happy Valley.

The view of the entrance to the Temple, displaying the wall art and the colour themes used.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

Happy Valley, also called as mini-Tibet is home to about 5,000 Tibetan refugees. It is one of the top sightseeing place in Mussoorie.

Reflections play a major part in my photographs.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

In 1959, when the 14th Dalai Lama took refuge in Mussoorie, many Tibetans came here and since then this valley has been serving as their home. Later the Tibetan government-in-exile moved to Dharamashala in Himachal Pradesh but left behind a strong community of Tibetans who have today become an integral part of the culture of Mussoorie.

Day 2

Monks at the Monetary rotating the Prayer Wheels.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

Seen in this picture are two very sweet Monks. At first i let them walk by without taking any picture of them, whatsoever. Later, after being pushed by my Mother, i requested them to walk again for me and with a smile, they happily obliged. The rest is history. ;)

The beautiful architecture would force you to change your perspective and see thing you have never seen before.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

The colourful architecture being graced with the perfect weather.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

A group of tourists, called family.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen

Excited people occupied in a selfie session, unaware of the visitor about to join them for a picture.

Photo of The Chronicles of Mussoorie by Kshitij Sareen
Day 3

The final stop on my itinerary was the Mall, Mussoorie.

A panoramic view of the mountains from the Mall Road, Mussoorie.

Photo of The Mall Road, Luxmanpuri, Rajmandi, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

A mannequin waiting to receive its mail which i doubt will ever arrive.

Photo of The Mall Road, Luxmanpuri, Rajmandi, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

INR 40 means INR 40. (Na ek paisa kam, na ek paisa zada.)

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

The trees will fascinate you to the core. I for one fell in love with this particular one. We looked at each other and said our goodbyes.

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen

And like always, all good things must come to an end. That's all folks! 

Photo of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India by Kshitij Sareen
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Nice write-up. Reminded me of my childhood days in Mussoorie!
Wed 03 08 17, 01:04 · Reply (1) · Report
Im so glad i was able to do that. Thank you so much! :)
Tue 03 21 17, 12:12 · Report
Brilliant pictures! Like the way you add your pinch of humour to the collection!
Fri 03 03 17, 20:43 · Reply (1) · Report
Thaank you so much bhaai! Aapse kya hi chupa hai. Aao kabhi haveli pe?
Tue 03 21 17, 12:11 · Report
Well done!!! Way to go brother.Amazing article and of course the pics
Thu 03 02 17, 10:41 · Reply (1) · Report
Bhaaaaaai!!! Thaank you thaank you!
Thu 03 02 17, 10:43 · Report