Early morning hike to Happy Valley near Mussoorie

It was still dark outside when I got up after barely four hours of sleep. After almost an entire day of travel I had reached Mussoorie just the previous night, but after a restful night's sleep at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa, I was already jumping to start my day. After a delicious cup of masala chai in my room, I met up with my guide and started for the first of the many hikes in and around Mussoorie.

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Beautiful sunrise on the way to Happy Valley

Till this morning I had known Dharmashala as the only home for Dalai Lama, but there was much to learn on this hike. Not only was Dalai Lama's first home close-by, it was also my destination for the hike today - Happy Valley.

Soon we saw the sunrise though the mighty Himalayas, and it was a beautiful clear day right after that. Though I was cold when we started hiking, soon I was warm and had to even take off my jacket.

Here's a photo-story of the journey!

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The golden light on the hills!

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Spotted some birds too :)

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Random DOF experience with plants...

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Where we rested for a while...

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First sighting of Happy Valley

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Monastery at Happy Valley

Comments

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time

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  2. What a stunning pictures! Thanks to the stunning view and your awesome talent! Go out and enjoy a sunrise takes a little bit more extra effort, because we gotta wake up super early not to mention that you have to hike first! I am not a morning person but with all that beauty scenery, I am up for some sleep early and wake up early practice. Do you know a place to see beautiful sunrise and or sunset? Bali. Dude, you gotta visit Bali. You don't need more reason to visit Bali other than its beauty! So come visit Bali, chase the sunrise and or sunset or you can just relax in our beautiful infinity pool with rainforest as the background, sounds so relaxing, eh? Please do visit our website, thank you!

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  3. my house is just near to c.s.t football ground.I saw all these places.

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