Monday, April 16, 2012

Mussoorie 1 - Ganga ji Arti - Crystal world - Malsi Deer Park Dehradun

On 31st March, 2012, I with my wife left home for Ghumakkari with no plans. We just wanted to be in hills of Uttarakhand, our favourite state. My wife loves Haridwar, so she wished to start from there. That day, early morning we started our journey and reached Hariwar with no halt.
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We can't take bath in holy river Ganga, as there is a ritual or puja which had to perform for us in first year of our marraige, which couldn't take place. It will be done this year. So we had to find something else so we decided on Crystal world (a water park). I called my brother-in-law, when I was on my way, explained my plan and by the time we reached Crystal world, he was there with his newly wedded wife. We all four had fun there.
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This was my second in any water park, before this I had been at Fun city, which is located on the way to Rishikesh from Haridwar. The ticket was for Rs 250 per person, I think. It had all the rides for free exept two or three, like Boating and Train, in which we were not interested. We changed our clothes, had swimming contumes provided on rent. Had 4 hours fun there. Some of the rides were breath-taking, like one ride took us at the height of almost 40 feet and then slided from there to downward into the water...truly amazing. My wife is very fond of such rides as she is very much strong-hearted, but I can't. I am not afraid of heights, but at times I feel that there could be malfunctioning.
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There was a restaurant, which had above average food on reasonable prices. We had chhole bhaturey, dosa, chole chawal and rajma rice in our lunch. Post rides and all fun, we took bath and left the park for Har ki Podi. Plan was to see evening Aarti. We were there around 5 PM. It was great Aarti darshan. So many times I had been there, but could never be the witness of Gangaji Aarti. I was lucky this time.
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After this divine religious ceremony, we had a glass of Lassi, which is famous over there, and spent more than one and half hour in narrow streets of the local market. We hadn't planned our next day yet, so discussed that, and made Mussoorie final on our wishlist.
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Next morning, we two (me with wife) were on our way to Mussoorie, had left Rishikesh and Dehradun behind. When we crossed Dehradun and was on the road to Mussoorie, we saw Mansi Deer Park's entrance gate, and had our first break there. This spot at the foot hill of shivalik is situated about 10 kms from dehradun, on mussoorie road. A mini-zoo with a children's park and lovely natural surrounding make it an ideal sightseeing. I fould it well maintained and saw two horned deer, Tiger, Neelgai, Peacock and many other animals. With a wholesome weather, natural environs and the lush greenery makes the zoological park an ideal spot for picnic and excursion.
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We spent one hour there and then left for Mussoorie. Next Part.
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6 comments:

  1. very nice blog frnd...main toh yahi se masoori ghum liya...:) :)

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  2. You call this a travelogue? Bullshit! Typical badly-framed honeymoon photos, lousy write-ups .... it is okey you travel, why do you have to make us suffer your experiences?

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  3. Bhai bahut achha laga...aapne to poora ka poora desh khud to ghuma hi..sath hi sath apne deshwasio ko bhi ghumate rehte ho..main to aksar nayi nayi jagah aapke blog ke madhyam se ghumte rehta hu..

    aapka bahut dhanyabad.

    Regards,
    Vibhay Jha

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  4. Hi..I loved the way you have narrated your blog :) I've been to Mussoorie, a small hill station near Dehradun. Apart from Malsi derr park, there are plenty of places to visit in Dehradun as well such as Sahastradhara, Laxman Siddh, Tapkeshwar Temple, Santala Devi Temple etc.

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