Mussoorie gears up for New Year Eve

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Mussoorie, If you haven’t quite decided where you want to head this New Year’s Eve, then maybe this article will help you make up your mind.

Perched a mile high in the sky, Mussoorie is sprawled across the first foothills of the Himalaya. Throughout the year, the town attracts visitors  from home and abroad, but as the year comes to an end, crowds flock to get away from it all, and enjoy the festivities in town.

Mussoorie the ‘Queen of Hills’ is ready to ring in 2020 on a high note. Decked in sparkle and glitter, The Mall brims over with sunshine and smiling people of every age group. With the Mussoorie Winterline Carnival being hosted from the 25th-30th there is more than one special reason for everyone to pick the hill-station to begin their New Year.

Smitabh and his friends from Delhi tell me, “Actually we were thinking of something new for the new year. All eight of us decided to go to a hill station and we chose Mussoorie as its closer to  Delhi, the weather is lovely, no pollution and lots of activities lined-up.”

Rajinder Singh with his family from Amritsar, came to town looking for a sunny getaway from the fog enveloped plains of Punjab, and he is not disappointed, “There is a temperature dip in the evening and morning, but the sun is lovely during the day. We and the children are enjoying themselves walking the length and breadth of town.

“The streets lit up at night makes Mussoorie look like Las Vegas, except there aren’t any casinos in town,” quips Romy Wadehra, a resident in town.

Most hotels boast of 80% occupancy with different themes to woo their clients. From famous Djs to a live orchestra, tantalising menu and games, there is something from everyone, as 2019 comes to an end.

As yet another spectacular sunset brings us closer to new year eve with snow peak mountains and the magnificent winterline out in all its glory, there is still time for those left out of the fun.

Pack their bags and head to Mussoorie.