There is a myriad of forests around Mussoorie and Landour. Each one has its own charm and mystery. This specific one is around the famous 'chakkar' in Landour and has a lot of places to just sit and observe nature in its untamed form. Here's how we will go about our experience: 1. We meet at 'Char Dukan' in Landour. 2. Optional coffee/tea. 3. Short walk (800m) to forest head. 4. Walk into the forest 5. Deep Birding (not limited to naming birds only, but observing their living in their natural habitat) 6. Hearing the forest silence (Walking in the forest quietly) 7. Activity - we sit in my favorite of glades and explore our artistic expressions in terms of writing, sketching, painting or singing. 8. Conversations - we share our expressions with each other and talk about them as we walk back to the road head. 9. End of the walk at 'Kellogg's Church'.
I find myself to be a lover of mountains, open skies, trees, and untamed forms of life. A romancer of the spirit, I like to keep to myself and walk around. Sometimes though, walks get substantially long and I have to carry an assortment of everyday things in my backpack. Walking through a forest very close to Mussoorie, I was reminded of poetry in a way that she melted into the flow of my everydayness. Soon I figured that something does not have to follow from something else necessarily, and I fell in love with fire. I sit by the fire, just for the sake of it. I promised to myself that I wouldn’t burn in this fire, nor let it go out. By the way, if we go higher up into the mountains, we can sit by the fire in summers as well. Join me for walking into the forests near mussoorie and conversations about art, philosophy, and nature. :)
Pen, pencil, papers, water colors, paint brush, and books
It is just raw nature without any special 'places to visit'. But highlights include species of birds and butterflies depending on the season. We will cross a christian cemetery at the beginning of the walk, which has graves dating back to 1800's.
A walk into the wild