About Landour, Mussoorie
Landour is a cantonment town just outside of the beautiful hill station of Mussoorie. This British-era establishment is a popular tourist destination that attracts travellers for its beautiful natural treasures and landmarks like Rokeby Manor, Char Dukan, St. Paul, Kellogg’s Church, Mullingar, and Ivy Cottage – home of the renowned author Ruskin Bond, among others. Tourists can also catch a glimpse of stunning surroundings from the popular Lal Tibba, which is the highest point in Landour and has repeater stations of Doordarshan and All India Radio. Along with numerous military establishments, there are many shops, restaurants, schools, guesthouses, and hotels in Landour, Mussoorie.
Shopping and Dining in and around Landour
Tourists staying at Landour hotels can shop for clothes, shoes, accessories, and numerous other things at Landour Bazaar. Sister’s Bazaar is the perfect place for buying trinkets, like Tibetan stone jewellery, wooden decorative items and souvenirs for loved ones back home, among other things. Since its contiguous with Mussoorie, tourists can explore the latter’s shopping hubs, like Tibetan Market, Library Market, Mall Road, and Kulri Bazaar, to mention a few.
Char Dukan in Landour is an iconic place to eat in this hill station, especially Anil’s Café that has been visited by many renowned personalities including Sachin Tendulkar. Tourists staying at hotels in Landour must also try freshly-baked cookies and stick jaws at Landour Bakehouse as well as soak in the vibe of the quintessential pub Café Ivy. Other popular places for dining in this hill town are Clocktower Café, Doma’s Inn, The Mudcup Café, Lal Tibba, Café Voila, and Emily’s.
Places to Visit in and around Landour
Landour is home to many popular places to visit, which are also frequented by travellers staying at the nearby Mussoorie hotels. Some of its popular landmarks are the historic St. Paul’s Church, Kellogg’s Memorial Church, Ruskin Bond’s Ivy Cottage, the colonial Rokeby Manor, the famous Clock Tower, and Lal Tibba, which is the highest point in the twin towns of Landour and Mussoorie. There are a number of other tourist attractions in the nearby areas, such as Nag Tibba, Gun Hill Point, Bhatta Fall, Company Garden, Cloud End, and Kempty Falls, to name a few.
How to Reach Landour
The most convenient way to reach Landour is by taxi that gives the freedom to travel at one’s own pace. Buses are also available from numerous destinations to reach the sleepy little hamlet. Tourists can also travel by train to the nearest Dehradun Railway Station and thereafter, book a cab for the 1.5-hour-long journey to reach Landour which is 36.3 km away. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun that is 61.3 km far from Landour, which can be reached in 2 hours by taxi.