Uttarakhand’s capital city, Dehraduns known for its educational and government institutions left behind by the British, including the enormous Forest Research Institute Museum, which totals an area larger than Buckingham Palace, and houses an impressive collection of instruments used by the British to undertake the monumental task of mapping India. Years after Captain Arthur Connolly coined the term ‘The Great Game’, Kipling immortalized it in his picaresque novel, Kim. Anyone that’s read this classic will be familiar with the work documented at the Survey of India Museum. Lying on the foothills of the Himalayas, between March and June is the best time to visit.