Amazingly surprised by the rain this morning. It was a sign for really great day. I sat in balcony and enjoyed the mesmerizing sound of rain and the chirping of birds. I prepared my own breakfast and enjoyed it. Now it’s time to have some day full of activities. So I decided to move around Mussoorie. So, I went to:
Lake Mist is about 5 km before Kempty Falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty road. through which flows the Kempty river with its numerous small waterfalls. The resort at Lake Mist provides accommodation, restaurant facilities and boating.
The Kempty Falls are on the hilly tracks 15 km from Mussoorie. The name was derived from the words ‘camp-tea’, which was popularized by British tea parties here during the colonial era. Kempty Falls offers memorable view as the water flowing through five cascading falls in the downstream from around 50 feet. There are two main falls in Kempty with water falling into big pools that offer excellent opportunity to play in the crystal clear water. The upper one relatively calm while the lower waterfall is very popular and attracts large crowd.
I enjoyed the falls and the place. You can enjoy shopping here too, a lot of handmade stuff for decoration and daily use.
There are few other falls that you can enjoy near Mussoorie:
Bhatta Falls are 7 km from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Road near the village of Bhatta. The falls are 3 km by foot from Bhatta.
Jharipani Fall is 8.5 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani road. You can explore this Jharipani fall 1.5 km by foot.
Mossy Fall is surrounded by a dense forest and is 7 km from Mussoorie. This fall will help you understand “How beautiful the nature is”.
Dhanaulti: I moved for Dhanaulti after having fun at Kempty falls. The wheather was really awesome to travel there as it was raining when I was about to reach Dhanaulti. Dhanaulti is a perfect place to plan your weekend getaway. As most of you will find Dhanaulti is not over crowded like the other hill stations. Its rests itself peacefully in the nucleus of Himalayas. Dhanaulti is still untouched and maintains a quiet charm around it. The pleasant weather, wooded slopes, invigorating views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas adds peace and tranquility for the tourists visiting Dhanaulti. The lush green region of Dhanaulti surrounded with dense deodar trees, is a perfect place to indulge in hiking. At Eco Park, there are plenty of adventure activities that have been made available for tourists visiting Dhanaulti. Horse riding, Burma Bridge, rappelling and hiking are some of the popular activities among tourists. You can buy handmade shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina in Dhanaulti from Himalayan Weavers.
What if your car broke down? Well Yes, it happened to me. Please make sure you have enough fuel and money as there are no car garages, no ATMs and Petrol Pump at Dhanaulti. Otherwise, one has to either travel 30kms to Chamba or 30 kms back to Mussoorie. Hopefully I found a traveler truck and helped me towing the car to Dehradun because of all garages closed in Mussoorie on Sunday and due to heavy rain. I booked the cab back to Mussoorie from Dehradun after dropping my car.
Back at the resort I enjoyed my dinner and slept.