During a business trip to India in 2008 I visited Delhi, then went north to the town of Dehradun. I had the opportunity to spend a night up at the small hill station of Mussoorie. Arriving at our residence we looked out to some very thick mist and drizzly rain which stayed with us for almost the whole visit.
Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is about 35 kilometres from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north of the national capital of New Delhi. The hill station is in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range.
Mussoorie is at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft). To the northeast are the Himalayan snow ranges, and to the south, the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges. The second highest point is the original Lal Tibba in Landour, with a height of over 2,275 metres (7,464 ft). Mussoorie is popularly known as The Queen of the Hills.
Horses are a common form of transport in this area and they had a horse feeding station right in the middle of town.
Being at high altitude in the foothills of the Himalayas, Mussoorie is generally wet and very misty.
Driving from Mussoorie to the airfield on our departure we came across some rockfalls on the road.
These small winding roads are generally in bad shape and somewhat dangerous and not helped with the poor driving skills of the local drivers.
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