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Ria Dutta Aug 11 2015

Things to do in Barlowganj, Mussoorie

Vidit Garg Aug 11 2015
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Mussoorie is not new to you at all, but did you know you have missed something very special. Yes, Barlowganj - Mussoorie’s best kept secret will quench your thirst for natural rejuvenation. It’s the old-world charm here which will leave you mesmerised and wanting to extend your stay a bit further.

The Majestic Clock Tower

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Standing majestically in the campus of St. George’s College, this tower was built in 1837. It has a chiming clock that rings the Westminster Chimes every hour. When in Barlowganj you need not carry a watch as this tower clock will keep on reminding you of the time.

Small place, Great Taste

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A favourite hangout place for all students of the nearby residential schools, Barlowganj is home to some really good, pocket-friendly snack shops. The mini shops are all lined up in the market area just outside the gates of St. George’s College. From the very famous masala noodles to spicy cheese omelettes, this place will persuade you to have more.

Oak Grove School

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You will miss something very important if you do not visit this place in Mussoorie. Nestled near the very famous Jharipani Falls, the Oak Grove School is north India’s first railway hill school run by the Northern Railway. It has a rich legacy of 128 years of existence.

The Sunset Point

Photo by the official facebook page of St George's College

You must have heard about sunset points in every hill station. But the sunset in Mussoorie is unique and awesome. The reddish-brown skyline and the illuminated Doon Valley below will transfer your soul to a different world altogether. The fresh crisp cool air will sooth your senses completely.

St. George’s College

Photo by the official facebook page of St George's College

An all-boys residential school with a legacy of more than 157 years, this place is a must visit for those who want to see early British and Irish educational institutes in India. Spread over 400 acres of land, with world-class amenities like indoor heated swimming pool, a helipad, a huge church along with beautiful scenic spots, you will be left awestruck after visiting this place. You can also enjoy the all time favourite juicy steamed momos and saucy vegetable burger from the school’s canteen.

Trekking down to DehraDun

By RajeevaKumara

Bored of travelling by motor vehicles? For a change, you can plan to go for a trekking trip from Barlowganj down to Doon Valley. There is a shortcut which is easily accessible. During your trek you can enjoy spicy onion and potato pakoras and bhutta on your way.

Jharipani Falls

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Missing a natural source of water? Then this place is not worth missing from your itinerary. Just a few steps away from Barlowganj are the Jharipani Falls. The cool fresh waters will remind you of good old days of fresh crystal clear water.

Night View

Valleyview Night

By Jaypee Residency

What will your reaction be when you get a chance to witness the capital of Uttarakhand illuminated in front of you? Amazing, will be your response. Barlowganj gives people the opportunity to see the beautiful skyline of Dehradun, shining effulgently at night. So make sure to visit Uttarakhand to behold this sight!

Barlowganj- Mussoorie’s best kept secret has been fittingly described by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the following words: "If there is a paradise on earth it is this, it is this." So pack your bags and prepare to chart your own path to this less traversed place.

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