“There is something in the air of the place, especially in October and November, that is conducive to romance,” quote Ruskin Bond. And this may be a holiday-saver for those who bemoan the crowds and construction in Mussoorie. She still sits smug on the title ‘Queen of the Hills’, but mainly in off-season autumn and spring. Her autumnal confection of mist, hill views and ghostly pine branches is delicious and the crisp air in February-March as you listen out for morning birds in Landour is divine.
Mussoorie is a pleasant getaway for mountain walkers. Away from the Mall areas, a wealth of birdlife, flora and fauna is preserved. Mussoorie’s Institutional character, its cantonment and famous boarding schools have helped slow down encroachment on the forests.
Camel’s Back Road
Happy Valley and Company Bagh
Tibetan Buddhist Temple