January 24, 2010

Home, Sweet Home

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.

9 comments:

Vinni said...

Hi Celine,

So True, Landour is truly a great place to visit, in fact to settle down also.

Nice Pics

Kay said...

oh, how pleasant to be taken there...the house charming, what blessing to be the one to enjoy such bliss

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Mussooorie is a wonderful place. I've to check Landour next time

Nisha said...

Is it your home ? So awesome !

Pls take me along when you visit it next time. I love the serenity of such places.

Zhu said...

It looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale!

Must be hard to breeze at such a high altitude. I remember in Bolivia, it was hard.

Mridula said...

Sounds like a lovely place!

Trotter said...

Wonderful shots!!

Priyank said...

:D And this is what a lot of us work all our lives for - relaxed retirement.

Andi and Sheba Eicher said...

That house belongs to Sanjay Narang - hotelier from Mumbai