From the Mall you may take a ropeway and visit
the Gun Hill, so called because
of the guns kept atop the hill in the old days
and fired at mid-day to denote the time. From
the Gun Hill you can experience the magical
view of the great Himalayan peaks and a bird's
eye view of Mussoorie.
Camel's Back Road in Mussoorie is another
must-see. The road owes its name to its shape
which is curved like the back of the ship of
the desert. The Camel Back Cemetry
is the place where the first settlers of the
hills, memsahibs, and some of their children
were laid to rest. Australian novelist John
Lang, who worked as Charles Dickens' correspondent,
is also buried here. Fredrick Wilson known for
his marriage to a Harsil girl, which earned
him the name Pahadi Wilson, also rests here.
Alfred Hindmarsh is another prominent name,
a survivor of the charge of the light brigade
during the Crimean War.
While holidaying in Mussoorie you may picnic
at the Lal Tibba, the highest point in Mussoorie.
Lal Tibba is located in the Landour area which is the oldest
inhabited place in Mussoorie.
Landour Bazaar and halt at Char Dukan
for some cold coffee. This shop, frequented
by Ruskin Bond sports copies of his books for
sale. The walk around Sisters Bazaar
is referred to as the chakkar and has several
quaint looking cottages amidst pine, deodar
and oak forests. In fact while at Sisters Bazaar,
enjoy the wide variety of brown bread, cheese
bread, cheddar cheese, peanut butter, and a
wide assortment of jams and bakery products,
at the several food joints available.
Garden or the Company Bagh
and the Clouds’ End are
the other sites worth visiting in Mussoorie.
The hill resort of Mussoorie is famous for its
academic institutes too. The Lal Bahadur Shastri
National Academy of Administration, Waverley
Convent, Wynberg Allen School, Saint George's,
Woodstock, Hampton Court, Indo-Tibetan Border
Police Academy and the Defense Institute of
Work Studies are few of the institutional landmarks