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ChuckOfAllTrades
Goa, India1,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Landour is a lovely little section of Mussoorie. It has lovely views, some interesting shops and is very quiet, even on weekends.

Just walk up from the end of Mall Road, and keep going! Of course, you can drive as well, but walking is better ;) It's at a gentle incline, so make sure you're in okayish physical shape before you decide to go on foot. Lots of resting areas with benches which is the signature of Mussoorie.

There's Lal Tibba, Char Dukaan and a few other little places. Keep your camera at the ready!
Written October 23, 2014
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abhishekgandhi
Delhi20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
A very calm place, best suited for people who wish to relax and getaway from honking cities. Only two hotels are present at the top of hill, one owned by DRDO while the other is a five star hotel. Once can also easily walk by the road from Mall road to this hill top within 45 minutes.
Written October 22, 2014
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DancingWind
Pune, India31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
A family trip to Landour with a close friend. We just had to have the bun omlette a couple of times each and the lemon tea before we continued to Lal Tibba.

It's just four shops really and the place is known as Char Dukaan. Simple isn't it. At about 6000 feet, you begin to appreciate the temperature drop with altitude. Great for a sunny pre winter's morning. You work up an appetite in the hills and Char Dukaan sorts it out for you.

There is a kilometer's walk to Lal Tibba and a Himalayan viewpoint, along the way are private residences that do not quite open their doors to tourists.

On the way down, we tried to meet Ruskin Bond, the resident author of Mussoorie, but the old gent was not willing to stake out an afternoon nap for a group or rag tag teens and pre teen fans and their parents. Then the standard Mussoorie bazaar - a fine Hot Chocolate Fudge at Nirula's there, ah...they don't make them anywhere else the way they do at Nirula's. Good fun. Then we caught our ride back to Dun.
Written March 28, 2015
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Hemali Shah
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Someone has quoted a very interesting thing for Landour, 'If I woke up in a stupor and was airdropped to Landour, it could be 2015 or 2025 and I wouldn't be able to tell!' It is completely true.

Landour is a quaint little cantonement town in the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of about 2200 meters. A twin town of Mussoorie where time is frozen taking you all the way back to the British Raj. In fact! It owes its birth to the Britishers in early 1800 s. That's why you see a lot of structures which reminds you of a colonial era.

Rokeby Manor - a 175 years old heritage home restored as an awe-inspiring English-style Country Estate hotel, a lovely English cottage homestay La Villa Bethany, a beautiful St.Paul's Anglican Church built in 1839 with stained glass windows and many old cottages built in a Tudor style.

Landour is so magical and laidback that you can decide to do nothing and yet not feel guilty about it. Either sit in a balcony overlooking snow clad Himalayan peaks of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Bandarpooch, Yamontri, Gangotri and a Doon valley with a steaming cup of ginger, lemon and honey tea in one hand and a book in the other oblivious to the ticking clock or go for idyllic walks for hours on the trail lined with Pines, Deodars and Oaks. Silence around is so profound that only thing you hear is a gusty wind whispering to the tall trees making you embrace your woollens more tightly or the birds chirping gaily or the dry leaves crushing under your feet. Scents of wild flowers tantalize your senses as the cool breeze passes by. All you can see till horizon are Shivalik hills and lofty Himalayan peaks playing peek a boo in the mist. If you are lucky then on a clear day, can witness a 'false sunset' a phenomenon seen only here and in Switzerland.

There are literally two places in Landour where all the economic activities happen. Char Dukaan consisting of a post office, two general stores, a cafe and Sister's Bazaar with its iconic Bakehouse a charming place for its amazing bakery items and A.Prakash & Co. a grocery store which sells some yummy in-house jams, cheese and peanut butter.

On the circular path of Landour, a board hanging on a tree announces, ‘If we liked noise we wouldn’t live here, if you like noise you shouldn’t be here.’
Landour is a perfect pitstop for your life to refuel oxygen for your lungs and peace for your mind. It's a home to the likes of Ruskin Bond, Bill Aitken, Victor Banerjee, Tom Alter and many more. Experience Landour. Take a break, relax and rejuvenate for your journey ahead in life. Afterall, it's one life. Make it richer not only with the bank balance but also with lot of such invaluable experiences.

By Hemali Shah
An avid traveller
Written February 1, 2021
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Ian_lockwood
Colombo, Sri Lanka12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Chardukan has been an unforgettable hilltop pit stop in Landour for many, many years. Its line of cosy tea and snack shops (four originally, as the name would suggest) has provided a special retreat for travelers, Hindi language students, hill residents, Woodstock School folks and the others who have come to seek solace in the cool, forested hills above the noisy bustle and concrete tangle that is modern Mussoorie.

Chardukan is the first place that many breathless walkers arrive at when climbing up the steep pathways leading out of Landour Bazar into the Cantonment area. It is a good place to revive oneself with a cup of chai or hot chocolate on a wet, misty afternoon or even taken in a full meal of snack food (surprisingly gastronomical maggie noodles, delicious alu paratha, cheese toast etc.). For one reason or the other I have always been drawn to Anil's cafe, one of the first establishments at Chardukan. He offers genuine hospitality, first-rate hot drinks, scrumptious snacks and something inexplicably magical that has to be experienced to be understood. Many years after meeting the woman who would become my life partner, mother of our two children and wife at Anil's I heard from Woodstock friends that such encounters at Chardukan were not so unusual. This summer we returned to Anils's to renew our links and share his outstanding cooking and hospitality with the new additions in our family. He had changed little and the food, hot dinks and atmosphere were as magical as ever.
Written August 21, 2014
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docayan
New Delhi, India180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
Anyone who loves the walks in the sun kissed mountains with the chill in the wind and a flavor of Captain Young"s new Mullinagar that he loved to call Landour , the summer place of Victor Banerjee the Actor , Pranoy and Radhika Roy, the architects of NDTV and the permanent residence of Writer RUSKIN BOND , whom you can spot along the way coming down from time to time on the weekends.... Landour Is just the place !

MY love of Landour started with my parents and somehow beyond commercialization of the Mussoorie , Landour still retains its charms !
The walk from St.Pauls Church , Char Dukan ( meaning the 4 shops ) to Sisters Bazar is amazing .... U would find almost everyone walking ,and the shimmering leaves amidst the slopes are enchanting ... specially as you walk past the Kellogs Church !
The best place around is surely Rokeby and has a charming resturant called the Emily's which has a European feel to it !
To the shoe string budget traveler there is the Char Dukaan a series of four shops beside St.Pauls Church and there is ANILJIs cafe. His father has been in the shop and now he runs it !
A must try is the Ginger Honey tea , which over the years i have observed he preciously makes almost like a guarded recipe !
Its a good try for both Indians as well as Foreigners alike !
In fact the history goes, that ANILji"s father was taught this recipe from the Nuns that used to come down from Sisters Bazar !
You could try the Pizzas and the Cutlets there, but preferably if you want to enjoy a true European experience try the Emilys at Rokebys first suggested by an amateur travel historian Abhishekh Roy from Calcutta !
You could get to see sometimes famous writers like Ganesh Saili and Ruskin Bond , or even the less famous writers like Sherul Hussain of Dehradun !
Written March 12, 2014
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CHANDAN SINHA
GHAZIABAD1,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
This is situated near Mussorie. This is in higher elevation than Mussorie. We had a tour with my family and friends. We stayed there a bank gauste house . The Guste house is spacious with front lawn and clear view of hills from here. We have enjoyed too much. The road is very stif , so drive with care or hire local driver or local car. You can treak here in hilly road also market is good for winter cloths and germents. I enjoy better than Mussorie.
Written April 22, 2013
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crocdavy63
Stoughton, WI18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Paved figure 8 roads with few cars or cycles...a huge contrast to the town below. Watching the sun hit the snow-capped Himalaya in the distance and then slowly filter through the trees, this walk is a highlight of the area. Worth huffing and puffing to get up to if you're not already staying up top at Rokeby Manor. It is a little slice of something different than the narrow congestion of Mussoorie or the smog of Dehradun. Enjoy!!
Written December 6, 2019
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viji k
Thane, India47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Beautiful place
Summers not very cold
Pleasant at night
Serene walks
Not crowded
Clean
Disciplined
Polite people
Good food variety
Written May 30, 2024
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Rinkal K
Fatehabad District, India94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Just 5 shops and 2 cafés and one periphery road for walk, its all about landour. Weather remains always awesome.
Written September 8, 2023
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