Happy Valley


Happy Valley is an area situated within the hill station of Mussoorie in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand, India.

Happy Valley is near the Indian Administrative Services Academy - Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. Nestled in this valley is a Tibetan Monastery with a clear view of Hathipaon.Happy Valley is located west of Mussoorie’s Dalai Hill from where the mountain ranges of Jaunpur and Nag-Tibba are visible.

History


In 18 October 1929 Mahatma Gandhi addressed the European municipal councillors at Mussoorie. At that time he stayed at Birla House in Happy Valley.One of the landmark events in the history of the Tibetan government in exile in India happened in April 1959 when a young Dalai Lama arrived at Happy Valley.In April 1960, he left Happy Valley for another hill town - Dharamsala in Himachal Pradeshwith an entourage of eighty officials of the Tibetan government in exile.Later, this government-in-exile moved to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh leaving behind at Happy Valley, a community of Tibetans who have integrated with the life and culture of Mussoorie, but had built a Buddhist Temple and Tibetan-style homes. As of 2016, Happy Valley still was home to about 5000 Tibetan refugees.
The Happy Valley was the first home of the 14th Dalai Lama in India who had sought refuge after the invasion of the Chinese army in Tibet. Many followers of Dalai Lama who had also taken refuge in the Happy Valley have made it their permanent home.
At present, there is a monastery there that spreads the divine message of Buddhism. There is a school too where the students are taught to maintain their Tibetan culture alongside a thorough educational experience.
On 10th December, the residents of the Happy Valley gather together to commemorate the acceptance of Nobel Peace Prize of the Dalai Lama. The tiny and gorgeous Happy Valley indulges in fun and frolic to mark this grand annual celebration.

Happy Valley has an Indian Administrative Service Academy - The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. it also has Tibetan Temples and a Municipal Garden. The area of the valley leads to the Cloud’s End- a place where the geographical borders of Mussoorie end. The Hathipaon Park Estate is also there. From Happy Valley one can see the whole of Mussoorie with George Everest's house on one side and the Himalayan ranges on the other.

Happy Valley is famous for housing IAS Academy, Tibetan temples and the Municipal Garden. The area of the valley lies on the western side of Library Point and leads to the Cloud’s End, a place where geographical borders of Mussoorie end.The place is also famous for its gardens, estates and temples. Apart from this, tourists can also take walk to the Kala School from Happy Valley, which leads to Hathipaon Park Estate.


Kempty Falls

The scenic Kempty Falls are situated on the hilly tracks of Uttarakhand, India, 15 km from Mussoorie on the Chakrata Road. This place is located nearly 1364 meters above sea level, at 78°-02’East longitude and 30° -29North latitude. The Kempty Falls, surrounded by high mountain ranges at an altitude of 4500 feet, are a good place for a picnic or for spending a couple of hours listening to the music of water in the midst of the surrounding greenery.

Read more

Jharipani Falls

Jharipani Falls is situated near the village of Jharipani, which is at a distance of around 7 km from the destination. The place is in close vicinity of famous boarding schools namely, Oak Grove, St George’s and Wynberg Allen.

Read more

Mossy Falls

Tranquil natural attraction known as "Mossy Fall," surrounded by jungle greenery & singing birds.

Read more

Bhatta Falls

Waterfall in a verdant mountain setting drawing picnickers & hikers to cool off in the spray.

Read more

Mussoorie Lake

Famous among family and couples for a perfect picnic spot near Mussoorie, a newly developed Mussoorie Lake is a newly developed tourist spot by City Board. Located at just 6 km before Mussoorie in Dehradun-Mussoorie Rd, Mussoorie Lake is perfect place for a day out picnic with boating as well.

Read more

Lal Tibba

Lal Tibba is the highest peak's topmost point and most famous place in Mussoorie. Popular among tourists and travellers for viewing long trails of major mountain peaks as well as romantic sunset and sunrise, Lal Tibba is located at Depot Hill in Landour.

Read more

Camel’s Back Road

A beautiful peaceful walk under the nature will always boost calmness and inner peace. Camel Back Road provides the same experience in Mussoorie. This 3 km long road is named as Camel Back Rd due to the presence of natural layout of rocks shaped like a camels hump at the end of road.

Read more

Wildlife Sanctuary Mussoorie

Famous for its almost-extinct mountain quails, deer, leopards and red-billed blue magpie, the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary is well known to house rare species of birds and offers an excellent trail of pine-clad slopes surrounded by Himalayan peaks for a refreshing walk.

Read more

Happy Valley

Happy Valley is an area situated within the hill station of Mussoorie in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand, India.

Read more

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is a hill station 24 km from the popular hill station of Mussoorie, and 31 km from Chamba, as it is situated between the two.It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak.

Read more

Company Garden

Dhanaulti is a hill station 24 km from the popular hill station of Mussoorie, and 31 km from Chamba, as it is situated between the two.It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak.

Read more

Jwala Devi Temple

Jwaladevi Temple, ज्वालादेवी मन्दिर is located in Shaktinagar which is 119 km from Robertsganj in Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh. The Jwaladevi temple is dedicated to Goddess Jwala Ji.

Read more