Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In Mussoorie!

We had an uneventful trip all the way from Chicago to Mussoorie, just the way we like it! We were delayed taking off in Chicago by an hour, but it didn't really affect us much. We both slept on the plane and arrived in Delhi about 6:15 PM. By the time we got to our hotel, we were ready to crash for the night. We spent Sunday mostly lounging in the A/C hotel room, as it was hot and very humid outside. We did manage to get over to Karol Bagh and our favorite Gujarati restaurant for dinner.

As we boarded the Shatabdi train, we remembered that it was just a year ago we were unceremoniously dumped from the train at Saharanpur and managed to snag a taxi to get to Dehra Dun the long way around. Fortunately, although the monsoon has been fairly strong, there were no washouts and we arrived promptly on time. We came straight up the hill by taxi, stopped at the school to pick up my walking stick, and drove on out Tehri Road. We are staying the first week with our friends Peter and Karen at Suncliff. This house is about a 10-15 minute walk from school, towards Oakville (where we stayed one spring), but not as high up or as far east.

Today I spent in the office, getting caught up on what has happened and meeting the two new staff members. Dan was happy to pick up the motorcycle and get it going.

The monsoon is nearly over (they say) but here are a few shots of how the mist looks. It was raining lightly when we arrived, but today has just been heavy mist and fog. The first is the top of the path between Tehri Road and Suncliff. The second is the front of the house, but not the part we are in (there isn't a good way to get a shot of it!).


  1. It's hard to believe you are already back in India- didn't see you all summer in Goshen!!
    Except Dan briefly at the market one day!
    Enjoyed your photos of the monsoon effect.
    Thought of you and India last wk with all the floods in PA- Daughter had a difficult comute after school one day when bridge was impassable..Then NO school for Thurs./Fri.Laura

  2. Enjoying the Mussoorie posts! Will be interested in whether you experienced the earthquake that hit Sikkim and Nepal. It was a rather strong one 6+ on the Richter scale!!

  3. Mussoorie is well connected within India and a crown of Uttarakhand state.The mighty Himalayas, takes one closer to nature’. Hotels in Mussoorie is also easier as it has different hotels with tariffs. Hotels in this city have something for everyone and 5 star hotels in Mussoorie are a great concern.

  4. Hotel bookings in Mussoorie is definitely a tough nut to crack since the queen of hills is flooded with tourists and vacationers throughout the year. Therefore, all the pre-planners need to book their share before hand in order to have a hassle-free holiday at this nature’s gift. You can book your hotels online as well for that matter.


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