Posts Tagged ‘Hill Stations in India’

Cherish Everlasting Memories with Mussoorie Tour

Posted on February 15th, 2013 by admin  |  Comments Off on Cherish Everlasting Memories with Mussoorie Tour

Gratifying tourists with its picture-perfect locations, Mussoorie is a gorgeous hill station in India. Visit Mussoorie in Uttarakhand to capture the dramatic views of the Dehradun valley and snowy peaks.

Visiting any hill station of India is always a delight. With its lush green hills, refreshing ambience and breathtaking views of nature, it took away my heart when I visited Mussoorie along with Kedal and Shijao, my best travel buddies.

Mussoorie TourismMussoorie Tourism

We visited the hill station from Delhi by road and it was a good experience of witnessing the gorgeous vistas of nature. Our first halt was at Dehradun where we got enchanted to see the splendour of Garhwall hills.

It started drizzling when we entered Mussoorie city and luckily we reached hotel before it rained heavily. The clean Mall Road welcomed us and we were filled with happiness. The view of the Doon Valley from the road was simply enchanting. After check in, we took rest for a while but the excitement to explore the town insisted us to move out soon. We gobbled our food at hotel and left for the Mussoorie sightseeing.

Forming an important part of Mussoorie tourism, Gun Hill was the first place, we visited. This rope way station lies at the end of the Road. We simply enjoyed this 400 m journey to the hill. It boasts of being the 2nd highest point of the town. The Gun point enabled us to capture the panoramic views of the beautiful hill town and the Himalayan ranges as well. The cloudy ambience further increased our joy.

We came back and relished dinner while sharing our experience of the day. Our next morning was dedicated to a visit to Municipal Garden, lying 4 km from Library point. There was an entry fee for the garden. It was well maintained and the long pines, a small canal and green house with gorgeous orchids altogether were enhancing its charm. Being a nature lover, I truly enjoyed the place.

Kempty Fall MussoorieKempty Fall, Mussoorie

A walk on the camel back road was next part of our travel to Mussoorie. Starting from Library Bazaar, it concludes at Kulri Bazaar. A refreshing ambience greeted us. We visited Kempty Falls, which was a bit crowded. Plunging its way from 40 ft from mountain, the gorgeous waterfall left us refreshed with a short bath while on our Mussoorie tour. It is the largest of the five cascades, emerging down from the mountains to flow down different huge rocks into the plains.

Serving among the popular attractions in Mussoorie, the Mall is the place where we went for shopping. I bought woollens for my family whereas my companions picked some souvenirs. We also had delicious paranthas and locally prepared ice creams after shopping.

It was a short but memorable trip to Mussoorie that transformed me into a refreshed person.

Hill Stations in India Serve as Perfect Holiday Retreat

Posted on October 11th, 2012 by admin  |  Comments Off on Hill Stations in India Serve as Perfect Holiday Retreat

With its picturesque hill stations, India is a wonderland for vacationers. Famous hill stations in India such as Gulmarg, Srinagar, Shimla, Ooty, Manali and Nainital beckon you for a refreshing experience.

Paragliding in OotyParagliding in Ooty

My wish to enjoy an escape got wings when I got to know that Riyon and Jesica, two of my best buddies were planning to visit hill stations in India. I buckled down and approached them for my interest in this trip and they welcomed my company this trip.

Riyon, an internet freak gathered information about the popular hill stations in India, which included:

  • Darjeeling Hill Station
  • Ooty Hill Station
  • Khandala Hill Station
  • Shimla Hill Station
  • Manali Hill Station
  • Kodaikanal Hill Station
  • Mount Abu Hill Station
  • Nainital Hill Station
  • Mussoorie Hill Station

Considering our budget, time in hand and our interests, we three agreed on second name, Ooty hill station in India. We left from Delhi by air and landed at the Bengaluru International Airport. Then, we all headed towards the hotel by a taxi.

After taking rest and filling up our stomachs with delicious food, we were all set to explore the enticing hill station in India. Enveloped in the green hills of Nilgirs of Tamilnadu, Ooty looked simply amazing with its terraced tea plantations, ochards of plums and peaches, pine and serene mountains. While gazing at the natural vistas of Ooty, I could easy understand why it served as the summer hill station of British.

Wherever you look, all you can see is the sheer natural beauty that leaves you with a refreshing feel.
Sprawling grasslands, dense forests and lofty mountains were looking like greeting us on our Ooty trip. Boating in the Ooty lake shed out stress of daily life and we were back to the hotel with a renew feel. The aromatic tea gardens also became a part of our exploration on our Ooty tour.

Jesica is truly crazy about collecting unique articles and her instinct insisted all of us to visit the Government Museum, which is another popular attraction in Ooty. It treasured the history of the Nilgiri District. The adventure spirit of Riyon took us to enjoy paragliding from the Kalhatty Ghats. Though I was bit scared as that was my first adventure, yet I completed it successfully.

Alas! We had to cancel our visit to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary as we were running short of time. I, being a nature lover could not resist myself going to the Ooty Botanical Garden. Adorned with a variety of exotic plants, the garden helped me to relax and gain the tranquility of mind for which I always yearned for.

At the end of this mini trip, I was content with my India hill stations travel and came back with new zeal.

Nainital- The Crowd Puller!

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by Pooja Chaudhary  |  Comments Off on Nainital- The Crowd Puller!

 Nainital Lake Nainital Lake

Traveling is the most beautiful and rejuvenating activity for me in this world. Nothing compares the pleasure of exploring new destinations. The spark of traveling in my heart never fades away and this time it took me to Nainital. Again I was ready to learn and grow, to stretch my limits and appreciate overwhelming nature fashioned by the almighty. Some of my friends came along as their world also orbits around traveling.

In the early hours of the morning when I stepped out of my hotel room, I was elated to see the calm and beautiful Naini lake. As I walked towards the lake my eyes caught sight of the rising sun whose orange rays cloaked the hill tops, making them look like a heap of gold. Enjoying the boat ride on the lake I saw a White-throated Kingfisher perched on a boat feasting on a fish. It was a sight to behold.

The lake is the most attractive feature of Nainital. It is a fresh water natural lake, which is highly picturesque. Here one can enjoy boating in three different types of boats- yacht, rowing boats and paddle boats. The road running parallel to the lake is called Mall road, which is dotted with wonderful trees, hotels and shops.

Next we went to the Naina Devi temple located on the northern shore of the lake. It is a famous temple dedicated to Maa Naina Devi ( an incarnation of goddess Parvati). The pujari of the temple told us an interesting legend associated with the temple and the lake.

Our next halt was the enchanting Naini Peak, also known as the China peak. We reached there on ponies, enjoying the journey to the hilt. The romantic, peaceful and blissful aura of the peak captured my heart and I tried my best to capture such a pristine beauty in my camera. The peak offers breathtaking views of Nainital. From there we headed towards the city for lunch. We dined at one of the restaurants named Khana Khazana and the food it served was really tasty. As we moved out of the restaurant after having a hearty lunch it started to rain.

My friend Monika commented, “it is also a part of the adventure”. We immediately bought umbrellas from the small shops lining the road, and when I saw Tahir’s umbrella I burst out laughing. He had bought a huge ‘family-size’ multi-colored umbrella. Anyway it was sheer fun to stroll through the mall road in rain with the funny umbrellas.