Happy Valley, Mussoorie

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Happy Valley, Mussoorie
Hill station
Happy Valley, Mussoorie is located in Uttarakhand
Happy Valley, Mussoorie
Happy Valley, Mussoorie
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Happy Valley, Mussoorie is located in India
Happy Valley, Mussoorie
Happy Valley, Mussoorie
Happy Valley, Mussoorie (India)
Coordinates: 30°27′N 78°05′E / 30.45°N 78.08°E / 30.45; 78.08Coordinates: 30°27′N 78°05′E / 30.45°N 78.08°E / 30.45; 78.08
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictDehradun
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
248179
Vehicle registrationUK
Websiteuk.gov.in

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

Location[edit]

Happy Valley is near the Indian Administrative Services Academy - Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. Within the valley is a Tibetan Monastery[1] with a clear view of Hathipaon.[2][3]

Happy Valley is west of Mussoorie’s Dalai Hill[4] from where the mountain ranges of Jaunpur[5] and Nag-Tibba[6] are visible.

History[edit]

In 18 October 1929 Mahatma Gandhi addressed the European municipal councillors at Mussoorie. At that time he stayed at Birla House in Happy Valley.[7][8][9][10]

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.[11][12] In April 1960, he left Happy Valley for another hill town - Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh[13][14] with an entourage of eighty officials of the Tibetan government in exile.[15]

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.[16][17] As of 2016, Happy Valley still was home to about 5000 Tibetan refugees.[18][19]

Characteristics[edit]

Happy Valley has an Indian Administrative Service Academy - The Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.[20][21][22] it also has Tibetan Temples[23] and a Municipal Garden. The area of the valley leads to the Cloud’s End[24]- a place where the geographical borders of Mussoorie end. The Hathipaon Park Estate is also there.[25] From Happy Valley can be seen the whole of Mussoorie with George Everest's house on one side[26] and the Himalayan ranges on the other.

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Doon's Tibetans celebrate Dalai Lama's 80th birthday". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
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  10. ^ Bhuyan, Avantika (25 November 2016). "Gopal Bhardwaj: The archivist of Mussoorie". Mint. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ "DALAI LAMA'S FIRST VISIT TO HILL STILL REMEMBERED". dailypioneer.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
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  13. ^ "The great outdoors: Beat the heat with cool climes and adventure". deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  14. ^ "WHEN DALAI LAMA'S DATE WITH INDIA BEGAN IN MUSSOORIE IN ONE APRIL". dailypioneer.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  15. ^ "WHEN DALAI LAMA'S DATE WITH INDIA BEGAN IN MUSSOORIE IN ONE APRIL". dailypioneer.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
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  18. ^ "Lesser-known Buddhist destinations in India". intoday.in. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  19. ^ "HOME AWAY FROM HOME". dailypioneer.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Budget 2016: Over Rs 220 crore allocated for training of bureaucrats". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
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  22. ^ "Unfair to say Modi govt reducing fund allocation to states: Naidu". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  23. ^ "Lesser-known Buddhist destinations in India". intoday.in. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  24. ^ "Sonia spends quiet New Year in Mussoorie". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  25. ^ "Winter carnival: Mussoorie revels in festive spirit". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  26. ^ Rao, Shruthi (5 July 2014). "Mussoorie: Debris of an odyssey". livemint. Retrieved 22 April 2016.