July 13, 2017
Beautiful, green but veneered with white, hills & valleys, lovely whistling meadows, pure and fresh air, nice serene atmosphere, countless snow peaks. This flawless beauty sitting in the lap of mother India is called as Mussoorie. It is a hill station and a city board in the Dehradun District of northern Indian region of Uttarakhand. It is round about 35 km from state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north of the national capital, New Delhi. It lies nicely in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Ranges.
Let’s roll back
To dive into its history, it was actually founded by Lt. Young from East India Company in 1823. He was so captivated by the magnificence that he chose to build a shooting box on the Camel's Back Road with FJ Shore, Jt. Justice of Doon in 1823. There’s a road called as Young Road to commemorate him. In 1850, it had its first beer brewery. By 1900, it had 22 such breweries. Accessibility to this place became easier in 1900 with Dehradun, having its railway station and so dwindling the road distance to 34 km. fast forward to today, it stands one of the most famous hill stations in the country and among foreigners and citizens of the country as vacation spot. In order to reach Mussoorie, it’s convenient by road from Delhi and other major cities. By railway, Dehradun is in the vicinity.
Places to visit
It contains a nature walk road, known as “Camel’s Back Road”. Such a name is given due to a rough outcrop in the shape of a camel’s hump. Kempty Falls is a beautiful waterfall and a nice picnic spot, situated on hilly tracks of Uttarakhand, 15 km from Mussoorie. Gun Hill is the second highest point of Mussoorie, accessible by cable car, which is a major attraction for visitors. Municipal Garden is a picnic spot with a garden and an artificial mini-lake with paddle boats. Mussoorie Lake is a recently developed picnic spot, which is 6 km on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road providing facilities of pedal boats. And, Mussoorie is filled with several such spots and hubs which are places you must before you die and are renowned world-wide.
The return was written with our minds were still fastened by the scenic beauty and tied up at the peaks, nonetheless, we reached Dehradun by road and took a train. It was more than a day’s tiring journey, but we had to board. It was quite sometime after the train departed from Dehradun and we were feeling hungry, it was lunch time. There the “bliss” was. We managed to find out a food provider called as Railrider. So, basically Railrider is a food delivery service that ships high-quality, hygienic food on wheels in order to vanish travelling blues with precise information related to your travel and excellent service offering you food in delivery train at select stations. Their motto is to provide invaluable customer service and satisfaction by providing high-quality, hygienic food and lessen your worries of getting home prepared food. As their belief in the motto goes strong, they’d partnered up with some of the restaurants. So, in order to taste local food, we ordered “Rajdoot” and exclusive thali from Saharanpur. Exclusive thali contained 1 butter Nan, mix. Veg, dal, plain rice and 1 roti while Rajdoot thali contained 1 lachha paratha, jeera rice, shahi paneer, mix. Veg, dal, raita, papad and confectionery items. The cost was 150 ₹ and 170 ₹ respectively. We paid online, but they have an option to pay on delivery too. It was really, really awesome food. We were privileged to some classic Indian spicy, tasty and healthy food, all thanks to Railrider. The only thing to be remembered is you have to order 1 hour before your stop comes. Next day, again, in the morning, for our breakfast, we ordered it via Railrider. This time we were at Kota Junction, Rajasthan. We ordered sandwiches, burgers and “aloo paratha”. The cost of each was 90 ₹, 75 ₹ and 100 ₹. Sandwiches and burgers tasted fresh, crispy and spicy, while “aloo paratha” was just incredible in taste. Thus, Railrider turned out to be a real bliss for making us introduce the Indian food in the most welcoming way. Long Live, Railrider