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visiting Mussoorie

Tourist town on a ridge.

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Mussoorie:

… This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. …

Being at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna …

The main promenade in Mussoorie is called, as in other hill stations, the Mall. In Mussoorie, the Mall stretches from Picture Palace at its eastern end to the Public Library …

During the 1959 Tibetan Rebellion, the Central Tibetan Administration of the 14th Dalai Lama was at first established in Mussoorie before being moved to its present location in Dharamsala …

Now, Mussoorie suffers from overdevelopment of hotels and tourist lodges, given its relative proximity to Delhi, … and has serious problems of garbage collection, water scarcity and parking shortages, especially during the summer tourist season. …

It has a nature walk known as “Camel’s Back Road”. …

I stayed on the Camel’s Back (the best part of town) at Lonely Planet darling cheapo, the Broadway Hotel.

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Here’s the view out my door.

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Spiritualism is important in India. Check the impressive hospital just off the Camel’s Back.

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Education is important in India.

Woodstock School is a Christian, international, co-educational, residential school located in Landour, a small hill station contiguous with the town of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India.

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One of the best schools in the nation.

Trash disposal is not high priority in India. Mussoorie is better than most other towns, however.

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Like most tourists, I enjoyed Mussoorie. 🙂

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