Schools in Delhi close for summer vacation on 15th May. It is very hot then. My parents, therefore, decided to go to Mussoorie. I accompanied them. It was thrilling—the very thought of going to the hills. Preparations were made in full swing.
We packed our luggage and got ready for the journey. We went to Dehradun by train. The railway journey was rather tiresome. From Dehradun we went to Mussoorie by bus. We reached there in the afternoon and put up at a hotel.
Mussoorie is one of the many hill stations in India. It is called the queen of hill stations. It has many beauty spots. Next day, after breakfast, we went to see the town. We visited Kulri, Library and Landour markets. They were all crowded with tourists from different parts of the country. People were making all sorts of purchases.
After lunch we went for a walk along the Mall and the Camel Back Road. We enjoyed the scenery around us very much. These places are worth a visit. The skating hall, a place of fashion and colour is also worth seeing. We saw the Kempty Fall and had a view of the snowcapped mountain.
Climate in Mussoories is very healthy. It is a beautiful summer resort. The mountain slopes are covered with tall, green trees which present a charming sight at sunset and look very grand. The morning and evening hours are also very pleasant. A cool breeze sets up and refreshes the mind. It makes one forget the oppressive heat of the plains.
I felt happy being so close to Mother Nature. The bright multi-coloured flowers, the clouds sailing across the sky and the snow-covered peaks of the high mountains in the distance filled my heart with joy.
We stayed there for a fortnight. I returned to Delhi reluctantly. The memory of my visit to Mussoorie is still fresh in my mind.