A small cantonment town contiguous with Mussoorie is about 35 km from the city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Landour is located in the Lower Western Himalayas and it is 1,500 ft above Mussoorie. The twin towns of Mussoorie and Landour, together are a well-known British Raj-era hill station in northern India. Landour is a pollution-free zone, and with fresh pure air to breathe, recovery from any stress or disease is superbly fast here. During old times, the Britishers set up a rejuvenation center to enjoy the nature at its best. During the Raj, it was common to give nostalgic English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish names to one’s home, reflecting one’s ethnicity. Landour Bazaar is located on a steep slope about 4 km up the hill from the Mall. Landour bazaar is 150 years old and sprang up to serve the needs of British soldiers who were sent to the Landour convalescent depot to recover. Today, it continues to be loyal to its locals rather than pandering to the needs of tourists as much of the other markets do. Silversmiths and Shoemakers ply their wares alongside second-hand clothes vendors. Landour is also home to the acclaimed Woodstock School, a residential school spread over 250 acres of forest region.
BEST TIME TO VISIT MUSSOORIE
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