Today’s Prompt: If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now?
Today’s twist: organize your post around the description of a setting.
Lush green rolling hills, dotted with a speck of red rooftops; mysteriously rosy skies, donned by a scarlet setting sun; the surprisingly fresh breeze, soft as a mother’s love; the clatter and blatter of the local market, charming enough to lure you towards its eccentric shops; and the uncannily soothing silence, making you aware of your existence… Aye, that is the magic of the Himalayan foothills…that is the magic of the ‘Queen of the Himalayan Hills’…that is the magic of Mussoorie.
Give me a chance, and I’ll zap through time and tide, and everything in between, to visit this paradise once again. Mussoorie, is the ideal spot for getting lost, and then finding yourself again. Come here if you’re looking for a direction, and leave only when its wind has purified your soul enough to be driven by love. This little town has some of the most charming, happiest and caring people I’ve ever known; also it is the home of Ruskin Bond!
All of Mussoorie’s beauty is magnified by the presence of Ruskin Bond. Although you can meet him only on Saturdays, in a particular bookstore, but nevertheless, it is an incredible experience. He is one of the reasons why Mussoorie is so rich and crowded than other Himalayan hill-stations. Well, frankly speaking, you don’t get to shake hands with Mr. Bond, everywhere. 😉
Other than him, Mussoorie is enchanting in its own way. It overlooks the city of Dehradoon, a valley city. During the night time, the view of Dehra is so bewitching, that it almost feels as if an enormous mirror has been placed between two hills to mirror the star… It’s simply captivating.
Even though the main attraction of the city is its Mall Road, the main city may get a wee bit too noisy. Well, no problem for that because Mussoorie has the solution for everything. As you move a few kilometers up the main city, the landscape is covered with huge pointy pine trees and enormous oaks of Dhanolti; the picture perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee, with a book and the snow to lay your eyes upon.
Truly, Mussoorie is a beautiful blend of chaos and calm. Its markets would make you want to move around, whereas its wind would whisper you to stay still. Honestly, it is in times of such difficulty, that the mind sets on the path of finding true peace…