Head To Landour In Mussourie For A Peaceful Retreat And Tasty Pancakes

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Small trips that help you escape reality {even for a couple of days} are always welcome. And, when these trips come with the promise of serene outdoors, divine intervention and easy-on-the-pocket prices, would you ever consider missing it out? Visit to Landour, a small cantonment town in Mussourie if you are looking for a peaceful getaway for yourself. It's a must-visit for seekers of serenity and people who just want to explore.

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Not known to many people, Landour is a beautiful place just above Mussourie but far far away from the crowd. For a calm weekend break, head to this locatioan and experience the nature floating amongst the clouds.

You might know about this place, if you have read stories by Ruskin Bond, his tales are loved by a large section of Indian readers.

How to reach Landour

Landour, Mussoorie is few hours away from Dehradun.

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Flights – There are direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore to Dehradun.

Trains – Mussoorie Exp, Nanda Devi, Shatabdi etc: There are lots of options of trains from Delhi to Dehradun.

Volvos and Buses – Volvo and Buses regularly ply between Delhi and Dehradun. It’s almost an 8 hour ride from Delhi.

Taxis – There are taxi and bus options from Dehradun Railway station for Mussoorie. You can also take a private cab from Delhi till Mussourie.

What to do when in Landour

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Lal Tibba: This is the highest point in Landour and you are going to love the the view of Himalayan Range from there. Lal tibba are has 2-3 small cafes for food & drink, you can also get binoculars from there to have a clearer view of the hills and mountain range. Char Dukan is nearer to Lal Tibba and you can walk down to the place enjoying the mesmerizing view.

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Char Dukan: As by the name, this old cantonment ground has four shops that are famous for food. Our favourite food items, Waffles, Momos, Maggie & Noodles, are available and rejoiced by all the tourists around there. Also try ginger and honey Tea for warming up your body in the cold.

You just simply cannot miss the yummiest pancakes this place is known for.

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St Paul’s Church: St Paul’s church lies just next to the Char Dukan and is widely famous among the local residents. The Church’s architecture is a treat to eyes and greenery around is a treat for soul.


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Happy Valley, the first Tibetan settlement in India: When the Chinese occupied Tibet In 1959, Dalai Lama and his followers walked days to cross over to India. On 20 April 1959 they reached India after walking for 15 days and Happy Valley, became the first Tibetan settlement in India. Later on the seat was shifted to Dharamsala.

Doma’s Inn: Situated close to Ruskin Bond’s house, the famous Indian author, Doma’s Inn offers delicious food. You can also stay at this place and do try Thukpa there.

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Landour bazaar: This famous 150 year old Bazaar has everything from food to jewellery to clothes. This is the only place in Landour that is crowded, but surely a treat if you are able to crack good deals.

The beauty of this place captivates the hearts of its visitors. You will leave nothing but with sweet memories of this unexplored destination. Start planning right away as the long weekend's coming up!

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