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mussoorieMussoorie Winter Line (1st December, 2016): Mussoorie, the Queen of hills is known for its natural beauty. There are several beautiful and mesmerizing scenes, which attract tourist to visit this famous hill station round the year. Like every year, this time also the winter line has become visible in Mussoorie. On Wednesday (23rd,November,2016) from Mall road a huge mass of tourists witnessed this marvelous view of winter line.

It is a straight red glowing line seen over the Doon valley. This line is something very magnificent to watch. Every year a huge rush of tourists arrive Mussoorie in winters and witness this charismatic view. It is told that after Mussoorie it is only seen in Switzerland. According to some specialist it is believed that this line is formed by the dust particle. In the evening these dust particles rise very high and due to sun rays they start glowing red.

The intensity of glowing winter line and the amount of dust particle are directly proportional to each other. This line is seen from end of October till December end at the side of the Doon Valley. Winter line carnival shall start from 25th of December. This carnival is organized by the state govt. to attract more tourists towards this amazing place. During this carnival photography competition is also organized.

The other places of interest are as follows:

George Everest Estate:  Sir George Everest, after whose name the highest peak in the world, “Sagar Matha” was rechristened in 1865, as Mount Everest (8839.81 mtr) was the first Surveyor General of India.

Benog Hill: This place is 6 km  to the west of Mussoorie, and the approach is via a 9 km bridle path passing the Waverly Convent School.

Depot: This is the highest point in Mussoorie (2448m) and gives a fabulous panorama of the Himalayas.  The peaks of Chaukhamba, Kedardome, Bandarpoonch and Nanda Devi can be seen from here.  Ponies go right up to the top.

Gun Hill (2142mtr): This place gets its name from an old British practice of   firing a cannon here every mid-day. Ruskin Bond the famed writer from Mussoorie, who has won awards and accolades for his writings has interesting tales about Mussoorie.

Camel’s back road: The name implies everything, this is a  rusty rock formation very much resembling a camel sitting on a hill top.

Lal tibba:  6 km from central Mussoorie situated at a height of 2438m, it faces the snow peaks of the Himalayas.  A telescope is installed here to see the Himalayan snow capped mountains.

Mossey falls: This place is a pretty waterfall 6 km away on the road to Rajpur.

Municipal’s Garden: 5 km beyond the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, a pretty garden is the hub of picnickers.

Kempty falls: 12 km From Mussoorie, a road winds its way through splendid mountain scenery to the beautiful KemptyFalls.

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