2016: Life in Hills

I always used to wonder about the life of “long-term” or permanent residents of Hills and then I spent my whole 2016 in the hills.I got a new job in a company and I had mixed feelings when I came to know that my Job location is going to be Mussoorie.

Apart from the usual work routine which was very flexible since I was working in a start up, I did travel a lot around the Hills and developed a hobby of capturing the picturesque moments through the camera.(No, I didn’t buy a DSLR)Most of my pics are taken by my phone’s camera though now in hindsight I do regret the decision.

In this post, I’ll be focusing more on different seasons and the picturesque views and will delve more into the ‘life’ part in my next post.


The Famous Winterline (Clicked from Chaar dukkan)

The winterline is a phenomenon unique to Mussoorie and parts of Switzerland, caused by the refraction of sunlight at a particular angle, and visible from mountain areas with a long, clear view of a valley towards the west. The phenomenon can be seen mid-October to January, at sunset, as the sun drops behind a false horizon creating a gray and mauve strip.

There was no snowfall in Mussoorie in the year 2016, so I was unlucky in the snow department.But as the phrase ‘Summer is coming’ start making rounds in the North India, Mussoorie present some amazing views and an equally comfortable weather (May – June ) which is the main reason that attracts a large footfall.


 Then, we move towards July which is the month of heavy rainfall in Mussoorie.In July – August, it rains heavily, sometimes continuously for 3-4 days without stopping.But the gaps where it does stop offers some beautiful scenic views.


Rainbow after rain


View of Dehradun from Mussoorie


View from Kempty Village(August)

And as the winters again start knocking on doors, we witness the above green hills turning into the brown ones.



The number of travelers decreases as well as the offseason starts which continues till the Christmas-New year week.


A cold evening

And I always enjoyed the sunsets.



sunset view from my balcony

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is the pleasantest sensations in the world”  – Freya Stark



3 thoughts on “2016: Life in Hills

  1. Oh my god!
    Seriously? And you know I’ve once noticed that phenomenon but I wasn’t aware that it was such a unique one.
    Well! You really are great. And that Dehradun view was just………
    Rather every pic. But was it taken from a plane?

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    1. Thank you 🙂 And the pic is not taken from a plane 😅, but from a point where the view of whole city was coming. You’ll find many such spots while going from Dehradun to Mussoorie. This one was in Barlowganj. (A village close to Mussoorie)


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