Mussoorie: A beautiful place for tourists and travelers

Mussoorie is known as ‘Queen of hills ‘,in the Himalayan Range of Garwhali hills.

Mussoorie has always been a favourite spot for tourists with its pleasant,cold weather throughout the year . Mussoorie was once the British summer capital. This town makes a perfect place especially in the summer months.

There is so much to do in this beautiful town that one trip would never be sufficient for anyone.It is a hotspot for various treks nearby Uttrakhand region.

During the monsoon time, the town is in lush green color. This popular hill station Mussoorie is located at an altitude of 7560 ft.and resides in the Dehradun district.

In winter season,nearby Mussoorie,we can experience the snowfall around Sarkanda Devi or Dhanolti.

Mussoorie is often flanked as a honeymooner’s paradise because of the beautiful scenery and romantic vibes around the region.

The most pleasant weather is from April to June. But, if travelers want to enjoy the extreme cold or want to enjoy the snowfall,then December month to February month is the best time .

There are so many attractive and beautiful places in Mussoorie that tourists can enjoy there.

1) Mall road – Mall road is the centre of all attractions. There are a lot of shops, resturants and street – foods as omlet ,snacks etc. Camel’s back road nature walk is also a must to enjoy there and old churches, Tibetan influence with lots of little cafes and temples,all add up to provide for the perfect Mussoorie experience.

2) Kempty falls- it is an amazing beautiful waterfall.It is situated around 15 km from the main town of Mussoorie.

3) Camel’s Back road- it is located in the heart of Mussoorie.It is one of the most attractions of this hill station. Tourists flock here to get a panoramic and beautiful view of sunrise and sunset.

4) Lal Tibba- it is one of the highest points of the town.The panoramic sight of brath taking skies and views around will make the tourists to stay here.

5) Gun hills – it is the second highest peak in Mussoorie and tourists can enjoy roadway ride to Gun hills,which offers an enchanting view of entire city.

6) Dalai Hills – it is one of the most beautiful location in Mussoorie.It is situated above the Lal Bahadur academy and is very close to Happy valley.It is known for its statue of Loar Buddha ,a Buddhist temple, hiking and stunning sunset view.

7) Benog hill trekking -It is a beautiful close to nature trek .It is around 8 km long .

8) George’sEverest house – the house is located in Park estate,6 km west of Gandhi chowk in Mussoorie and is also popularly known as Park anyone can try Zip lining at George Everest.

9) Dhanaulti and Surkanda Devi temple – it is a small hill station at a distance of around 24 km from Mussoorie.There is an eco- park in Dhanaulti which is a delight to visit as it is surrounded by nature.

Surkanda Devi temple is in Dhanaulti which is devoted to the Goddess Parvati.

10) Benog wild life sanctuary – it is famous for animals like deer, leopards, and red- billed blue magpie.It is well known to house of rare species of birds and surrounded by Himalayan peaks for a refreshing walk.

11) Lake Mist- it is amongst the most beautiful destinations in Mussoorie. The place is covered by green forest terrains and giving the whole scenario a magnificent image making it an ideal for spending the moments of repose with family and friends.

12) Char Dukan

13)Library Bazar

14) Nag Tibba trek

So, there are many beautiful places to visit in Mussoorie.

Mussoorie is well connected by road. The most nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, which is 60 km from Mussoorie. A bus service is also available. There are multiple trains running between Delhi and Dehradun.

It is a great place to visit there.

I think,now all of you will like to travel Mussoorie and make a plan for there

Dr S.k.jha

Ram Janambhoomi: An end of a debate

Ayodhya is one of the holy cities in India. Many tourists come here to visit historic and religious places. People are living peacefully and enjoying their lives. But, one matter relating to the Rama existence there was arising from time to time by political parties and people of India about the Rama temple and Babri masjid.

It has been the most controversial topic among the people of India. A section of Hindu and a section of Muslim community had a debate on the site of Ram Mandir or Babri Masjid stood in that place.

The political, historical and socio-religious debate over on the history and location of either Ram temple or Babri Masjid.

The matter of temple or Masjid had created violence in 1992 between Hindus and Muslims. This topic was hot news in previous days, months and years.

After a long discussion and debates in courts, this case was sent to the Supreme Court and hearing all evidence provided by both sides, the Supreme Court decides the matter and gives the right decision so that all Indians should know the facts and live in a peaceful environment.

India’s Hindu and Muslim communities anxiously await a Supreme Court verdict over the construction of the Rama temple and the destruction of the Mosque in the city of Ayodhya.

The five judges of the Supreme Court bench heard the matter and dispute the case and after a long debate, the Supreme Court delivered a historic judgement that the land to be handed over to a trust to build the Hindu temple and also they had ordered the government to give alternate 5-acre land to the Muslim community to build the Mosque.

On 5 February 2020, The trust is known as Shri Ramjanam Bhoomi teeth Kshetra was created by Government. After coming out the verdict and being ordered by the Supreme Court, both communities have agreed on the decision and give full faith in the Supreme Court judgement.

Now, after that Shri Ramjanambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust began the construction of the Ram temple in March 2020.

The Ramjanambhoomi Teerth Kshetra was set up to build a grand temple and carry out the Bhumipujan on 5th August.

Ayodhya now emerged as a place of Hindu pilgrimage.

Rama and Ramayana are considered among the greatest epic in Hinduism.

Now, we all Indians are excited and eagerly waiting for a new Rama temple and worshipped Lord Rama.

With warm regard

Dr S.k.jha

Puri: A tourist attractions

Railway Station

I have planned to visit a new destination in October…That is Puri because I love travelling and exploring new places. Travelling is my passion, whenever I get time, just take my luggage and ready for going to some new destination. Travelling opens our minds and to travel from one place to another place giving a pleasure. By travelling, we can get knowledge and experience.

Travelling plays an important role in making us feel relaxed and rejuvenated. It also brings positive change in our life and keeps us alive and active. Travelling give us practical experiences of new things.

Nowadays, many people like travelling as they want to explore the world and watch everything as they have read in books and seeing on TV.

Here, I am taking you to Odisha. Odisha was formerly known as Orissa, which is located in Eastern India. The language of Odisha is Oriya which is one of the classical languages of India.

Puri is a Holy place, which is in Odisha state. Odisha is enriched with luxuriant forests, beautiful Lakes, wide-ranging flora and fauna, exquisite handicrafts, bracing sea resorts, beautiful waterfalls etc which are attractive places for tourists.

There are so many tourists places in Odisha. The Lord Jagannath temple at Puri, Konark sun temple, Lingaraj temple at Bhubaneswar all are the Golden triangles of Odisha.

1) Lord Jagannath temple — The temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri is one of the four many holy centres of India. It is about 214 feet high. The present temple of Lord Jagannath began in the 12th century AD during the reign of Chodaganga Devi and completed by King Ananga Bhima Deva.

Lord Jagannath temple

2) The Rath Yatra ( car festival) — The rath yatra of Lord Jagannath is held in June – July month every year. On the car festival day, the three wooden deities are taken out from the temple and placed in their respective chariots then drawn to the Gundicha Ghar temple for a seven days sojourn.

The presiding deities in the temple of Jagannath are Lord Balabhadra, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Jagannath. The three deities are known as Trimurti.

3) Gundicha Ghar temple – the Gundicha Ghar is a much sanctum when the deities from the main temple are brought for one week during the Rath yatra festival. It is also known as the house of Lord Jagannath’s aunt.

4) Lokanath temple – Sri Lokanath is the guardian deity of Lord Jagannath temple’s treasure house. So, he is also known as Bhandar Lokanath also.

When we travelled around the world, we wanted to go on a big adventure, worthy of such a great trip.

5) sea beach, Puri – this is a beautiful sea beach which is also called Mahodadhi. It is the Bay of Bengal. The Puri sea beach is popularly known as the Golden Beach. It is the pleasant and joy for sunbathers and swimmers.

Sea beach

6) Narendra tank, Puri – it is one of the Holy tank. The Chandra yatra festival beginning from Akshaya Trutiya of the month of April- May continue at this tank for 21 years.

7) The Sun temple, Konark– it is also known as Black Pagoda. The height of this temple is 228 feet. It is beautiful architecture and sculpture place, there is a sheer poetry in stone. This temple is fitted with 24 wheels and 7 horses.

8) Chilka lake– It is the largest island lake in India. This lake is rich in aquatic fauna and migratory avian species. It is also a paradise for bird watchers. This lake is around 105 km.

9) The Sun God of Konark— There are three forms of Sun God. The southern side of God is called as Rising Sun, the Western side of God is called Midday Sun and the northern side of God is called Setting Sun.

10) Dhauligiri, Bhubaneswar – it is situated on the banks of the river Diya. The Shanti stupa of peace is built by the Japanese in the 3rd century of B.C.

11) Nandan Kanan zoo— it is one of India’s finest zoo. Royal Bengal tiger can be seen here. Tourists are taken in a coach to the 50 acres lion safari park.

Life is short and the world is wide

Except these all places, Mukteshwar temple, Lingaraj temple, Khandagiri caves are the most attractive and tourists attractions.

Santolla is the main food dishes here. Chenna jalebi is also famous. Apart from many of the popular things to buy are Jewelers made of metal, Hand paintings, Handcrafted wooden items, stone carvings. If you are a foodie, then you will like Rasagulla, the fresh river fish and chenna poda.

Odisha is a confluence of the Aryan, Dravidian and Adivasi cultures. Most festivals in the State bring out some part of these cultures and celebrate their religion by way of festivals which is going to be the entire year.

So, at least, I am saying that

Never get so busy, making a living that you forget to make a life.

I hope, all of you will agree with me and ready for a trip.

Dr S. K.jha