I’m travelling (in my head) today – to Dehradun.  How I would love to be driving up that Mussoorie road (pictured above).

Dehradun is one of those places I’ve always wanted to spend time in but can never quite make it to.  Scenicly nestled in the Himalayas, this capital city of India’s newest-created Uttarakhand state is also home to some of India’s most prestigious educational institutions – including the Indian Military Academy (where my father-in-law was) and The Doon School, a breading ground for future leaders of India (Rajiv Gandhi went here).  Historically, Dehradun is said to be the birthplace and residence of Drona – esteemed guru to the Pandavas and Kauravas.

I’d peg Dehradun for an outdoorsy-vacation:  trekking, biking and swimming, with minor visits to local temples and the 107-foot Buddha statute built by Tibetan refugees.  Some day I will make it up there…

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