Mussoorie a famous hill station is also known as the Queen of the Hills. It is situated in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand. It is located about 35 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 290 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of ‘greater Mussoorie’, as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.
The main Post Office is centrally located in an old building which was constructed in 1909
It was a Sunday and the main gate of the Post Office compound was locked. A hairdresser with his mirror tied to a tree branch, was busy attending to an early morning customer . He was good at publicity too as he had placed his small box with ‘body massage’ painted on it in a strategic position. One of the impressive old buildings of the town.
The steep slope towards the Picture Palace is not easy for the fiftyplus visitors to negotiate.
The impressive and well maintained Central Methodist Church which was built in 1885.
A colourfull wall sculpture
An old badly maintained building in the Landour area.
On the other end of the Mall, the Library Point, now called Gandhi Chowk.
A statue of Gandhiji is ready to be unveiled there within days, I was told.
Walking from there towards the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), a shining temple dedicated to Balmiki ji.
An inner view of the LBSNAA.
Lovely flowers in bloom at the Company Gardens.
Photos, text & copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath
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