It was a scenic 6-7 km trek one early morning to Landour from the hotel I stayed in Mussoorie. Leisurely climbing most of the way to a height of more than 1,500 it took almost 4 hours to reach Landour around noon. Landour is a small cantonment adjoining Mussoorie.
The journey was rich with varied Himalayan flora along the way. After reaching Char Dukan, it was not steep anymore, and crossing the Lal Tibba, it was a pleasant walk through the mist to the Sisters Bazar.
On the way, I came across this neat little house tucked in the Himalayan mountains.
It is estimated that there are only about 100 detached private homes in Landour and under 200 buildings overall.
This home may look ordinary at first glance. However, keeping in mind that some places in Landour are at a height of up to 8,000 feet above sea level, just think of the height at which this house is built!
I also like its rustic facade and cut-stone roof with its little chimney. What do you think about it?
The mist played with the scenery, like a curtain rising and falling, giving glimpses of the vastness of the vista from that height.
I shall always cherish beautiful memories of Landour.