We spend the night in Chandigarh, capital to the two Indian states of Haryana and Punjab. The city itself is not part of any of these two, but governed directly by the Union Government. It is famous for its layout and architecture that was mainly designed by the Swiss/French architect Le Corbusier.
After a long drive, we pass through Dehradun on our way up to the hill station of Mussoorie. This is yet another place the British retreated to during the hot summer months. Nowadays Delhiites flood the place while seeking relief from the heat. The beautifully restored Savoy Hotel takes us back to the colonial times and offers good views of the Himalaya range at sunrise, right from our bedroom balcony.
On the second morning we get up well before sunrise and drive out to the Lal Tibba scenic point. It’s location on a prominent hill offers more breathtaking views into the mountains.