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visiting Mussoorie

Tourist town on a ridge.



… 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.


Here’s the view out my door.


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



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.

One of the best schools in the nation.

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



Like most tourists, I enjoyed Mussoorie. 🙂



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