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Reema Bhalla May 05 2014

Can you tell me some unknown facts about Mussoorie ?

Mercy Jacob May 05 2014
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Get to know some unknown facts about Mussoorie and be left intrigued. Many of us know that Mussoorie sits smug on the title, ‘Queen of the Hills’ but there are a few secrets that are still unknown to most of us. Get the true flavour and charm of this hill town.

Mussoorie (by paulhami)

The first ‘settler’ in Mussoorie was Captain Young, an enterprising British military officer, who built Mullingar, the oldest surviving cottage, in 1823.

The town gets its name from Mansur (Cororiana nepalensis), a herb grown extensively in the Himalayan foothills. For long, Mussoorie was the most exclusive club in India, being the favoured holiday destination of British officers, white sahibs as well as rajas and nawabs.

Mussoorie ( by Paulhami )

The town is perched on a 15 km long horseshoe-shaped ridge, with Tehri Garhwal and the grand Himalaya to the north, and the Doon Valley and Shivalik Hills to the south.

Grand Himalaya from Mussoorie (by Nagesh Kamath)

The Mall Road is the very heart of the town, and crossing it once or twice every day is inevitable.

The Mall Road (by Harshanh)

The second highest point of Mussoorie, Gun Hill was of great significance before Independence, as a cannon placed here was fired every day at noon for people to adjust their watches.

Gun Hill (by Harshanh)

One of the unknown facts about Mussoorie is that the Band Stand next to the Victorian-style Library at the Library Bazaar is a reminder of the town’s merry past when the band would play all night, and balls and socialising was the order of the day.

Mussoorie Library (by Paulhami)

The Christ Church, the oldest church in the Himalayas has the William Hill organ in the church, which is about 100 years old. In the churchyard there is a deodar tree planted by Mary, Princess of Wales.

Interior of Christ Church in Mussoorie (by abrinsky)

Located here is the Castle Hill Estate where the Survey of India office is now located, and from where Sir George Everest mapped the entire Garhwal region.

Cable Ropeway in Mussoorie (by Singhania )

Char Dukaan, the four tea stalls carries books by Ruskin Bond, who is a regular visitor here. Come here after an early morning stroll to feast on the paranthas, sandwiches and pancakes with maple syrup.

Sandwiches at Char Dukaan (by Husky)

Tibetan Buddhist Temple
was Dalai Lama’s first place of refuge when he fled Tibet, before he was granted land in Dharamsala by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. This is one of the unknown secrets about Mussoorie.

Tibetan Buddhist Temple (By Ampersandyslexia )

Mussoorie is an ideal place to unwind and let leisure have its way. These unknown facts about Mussoorie will help you explore this place better. The best way to discover it is on foot, following the innumerable winding paths through the many charms of this historic hill town.

Debasish Kundu May 13 2014
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very good picture. i like the picture.
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