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Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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Gun Hill

Located at a brief distance from the Mall Road, Gun Hill is one in all the outstanding attractions for tourists visiting Mussoorie. Mussoorie is a vey remarkable tourist spot because the second highest peak of Mussoorie, Gun Hill has a noteworthy history behind its etymology. It’s believed a giant gun was unemployed from the Gun Hill each afternoon, so as to assist individuals understand the time and match their watches consequently. The car tramway to succeed in the highest of the Gun Hill is one in all the main crowd puller and also the peak offers some broad views of the range of mountains ranges particularly Bunderpunch, Shrikanta, Pithwara and Gangotri cluster and a germander speedwell read of Mussoorie city and also the Doon natural depression. Another major attraction of this place is balloon shooting, thus come back and check your shooting skills here and if you're searching for some gifts to carry back home there are few retailers marketing pretty souvenirs.
11. During the Colonial rule, people used to adjust their watches with gunfireWhen India was under the British Raj, a cannon was mounted atop the Gun Hill in Mussoorie and was fired every afternoon for the people to adjust their watches accordingly. However, it was later dismantled when the cannonball that fired at noon from the hill, landed on the lap of a lady who was travelling in a hand pulled rickshaw
Day 2 : Gun HillNext day we woke up early in the morning and had awesome breakfast. Today we decided to explore Mussoorie and for this we choose to go to Gun hill. Gun Hill is the second highest point in the entire area of Mussoorie standing tall at an altitude of 2024 meters. the scene from the top of this hill is a panoramic view of the snow-clad Himalayan ranges right beside the widespread Doon Valley and a full view of the hill station of Mussoorie. The Gun Hill, located 400 ft above the Mall Road, is a popular attraction, especially amongst the photographers and nature lovers. The hill was named so because of the presence of a gun at these hills during the pre-independence days. The gun was fired during the day to enable people to adjust their watches during those days.You can reach to top of Gun Hills either by walk of by a ropeway car. We decided to climb up by walk.
Mrinal Chauhan
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