Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

I spent a great weekend visiting other Fulbrighters in Landour, a "suburb" of Mussoorie, a hill station in Uttarakhand.  Mussoorie is known for the lovely Kempty Falls and the cool climate (it was at least 15 degrees cooler there as compared to Ludhiana).  In the winter they might even see some snowfall.  

Dinner with the Fulbrighters at Rokeby

Dressing up in traditional garb for silly picture

Area above Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls; check out the bathers below

Ram - he will later be burned by Rahma because he stole Shiva, Rahma's wife

Nice family I met while waiting for the burning of Ram

I was boinked on the head by this guy, which is a blessing

Burning of Ram

The view

It's difficult to see, but if you look closely, off in the distance are the peaks of the Himalayas.

Private house in Landour

Rokeby, British-built mansion recently restored to its Raj-era glory days

Local fair

Downtown Mussoorie

View from Landour

Rokeby mansion

Gudwara in Dehradun

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