Landour skies !!!

Landour, named after the Welsh townLlanddowror‘ is home to mighty oaks, pines, cedars and rhododendrons. Every nook every corner of this small hillside is blessed with pristine serenity and beauty. Even the skies above Landour too don’t fail to mesmerize along with the changing seasons.

Colourful Landour sky

The skies over Landour, always astound one with the clouds changing forms and shapes with different seasons, as if almighty has set spectacular screensaver in the high skies. 

Blue sky over Landour

Be it cumulus, cirrus, cirrocumulus or cirrostratus, these beautiful clouds over Landour skies can arouse artistic aspirations in a creative corners of mind.

Blue sky with wavy clouds.. winter’s on the way
Panoramic view of beautiful sky with clouds and hills, Landour

These clouds sometimes play hide and seek between manifold layers of mountains, they rise up go down swirling along the curves, edges in the valley as if they are dancing alongwith the wind.

Clouds dancing in the sky like feathers near Landour
Seems witches are cooking stew, Witches hill (Pari tibba) Landour, Mussoorie

These clouds often march into the valley like a troop and suddenly recede away, slowly fading into the clear evening breeze. 

Clouds gushing into the hills alongwith Winterline in the sky

Be it dawn or the dusk, skies in Landour create picturesque panorama along every nook and corner of the hillside.

Sun playing hide and seek with clouds, Landour skies
Sky just before rains, Landour

The famous winterline is also visible from Landour and displays striking clear view in the evening, inspiring nature lovers and photographers all over.

Golden sky due to sunset at winterline, Landour

The northern breeze sometimes carries these clouds through the pine and oak forests creating a mystic bluish haze which can sweep someone away off their feet. Sunlight entering through the mist in the Pine forest can make one spellbound as if almighty is pouring in rays of hope from the heavens.

Sky through mixed Pine and Oak forest, Landour

Atmospheric clouds sometimes create illusion while driving over high mountain roads and at times can disappoint nature lovers who love watching snow cladded high mountain peaks.

Cloudy Sky near Landour
Clouds playing hide and seek, Landour

The clouds can suddenly lift their veils and can make one wonderstruck with the majestic view of the snow-covered Himalayas. 

Majestic view of Himalayas, near Landour
Landour sky after snowfall

Altogether the mountainous topography, natural landscape, altitude, meteorological phenomena altogether contribute towards the incredibly amazing canvas of the beautiful Landour skies.

Mountain daisies and Landour skies

For once in lifetime please visit the beautiful hillside of Landour. I will conclude with the lines of the poem ‘The Cloud’ by  Percy B. Shelly

I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother’s breast,
As she dances about the sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
And laugh as I pass in thunder…….

Thank you!!!


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Published by Dr. Chandrima Debi

Hi, I am Chandrima Debi. I am a Doctorate in Forestry and an independent researcher. Ever since childhood, I experienced deep-rooted connection with nature, forest and wildlife. I have written various research articles, case studies based on geology, forests, medicinal plants, biodiversity and conservation. Through this blog I share my experiences with nature and forests around us and aid towards the protection and conservation of biodiversity, wildlife and the values associated.

7 thoughts on “Landour skies !!!

  1. Tremendous work chandrima i never visited himalaya side, after reading this it’s I’m more interested to know or to visit himalaya.

    Very beautiful capture and wrote it’s shows your love about 🌿🍃 nature.

    Keep writing we love to read your articles.

    Liked by 1 person

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