9 Viewing Decks to explore in India
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Bhoothathankettu means "Fort created by monsters". The legend is that monsters planned to submerge a Shiva temple nearby by making a dam in the area. Their plan was deterred by Lord Shiva by faking approaching dawn, thereby causing the monsters to runaway fearing the arrival of light. The demons were supposed to roll the large boulders seen in the area to the river bed creating the dam.
Surrounded by the Oak and Deodar forest, Clouds End is a landmark to the geographical end of Mussoorie. Located at around 7 km from main Mussoorie city, Clouds End is known for pleasant scenic views of hills with enjoyable climate. A heritage building built by some British in 1838 is also an attraction at Clouds End
Vallarpadam Basilica (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Ransom, Vallarpadam) is a major Christian pilgrim center of India. Around one million people visit the Basilica every year, it is the most important Marian Shrine in India. The picture of Mary and Infant Jesus at the top of the main altar was brought by Portuguese merchants under the leadership of Vasco Da Gama in 1524. The two towers has viewing decks that is open to visitors as well.