How does it feel to revisit one’s childhood after 15 long years? For me it was an overdose of nostalgia, joy and incessant excitement as I entered my long -lost home. It is actually a 139-year old mansion built by the British and a part of Oak Grove School wherein I received the first few years of education . Sprawling over 256 acres and 3 mountains,the school estate is cozily nestled in Shivalik Himalayas at a place called Jharipani, 6 km south of Mussoorie. A visit here was on top of my to-do list and one was only too ecstatic to find the place as pristine, quaint and charming as before (albeit a little less green). Went berserk with my camera while my friend from Delhi was a bit dazed seeing a new me ! Mountains, scenic views, clean air, kind, simple people and nature’s proximity – found them all in abundance here. Ruskin Bond, celebrated author and resident of Mussoorie has rightly said, ‘Once you have lived with the mountains, they will always call you back’ !
Here are some glimpses which I wanted to share with you all.
PS: More to follow on this blog about to-dos (not those regular places !) in Mussoorie. Join me on my Instagram journey too.