Landour is a small cantonment town, located just a stone’s throw away from Mussoorie, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Don’t be fooled by its size – Landour has plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. First on the list is Ivy Cottage, a place made famous by none other than the legendary author Ruskin Bond. This is where he wrote some of his most beloved stories and grew up reading. Who knows, you might even run into the man himself while you’re there!
Next up is the Ivy Café, a charming little spot nestled next to Char Dukan. This café is famous for its delicious pastas and shakes, and occasionally hosts live music events. Plus, the décor is super chic – perfect for an Instagram-worthy photo op.
For those interested in history, make sure to check out St. Paul Church. Built in 1838 and consecrated by Bishop Daniel Wilson in 1840, this colonial-era church is full of charm and character.
And of course, no visit to Landour would be complete without stopping by Char Dukhan. This group of four historic shops near Sister Bazaar is a foodie’s paradise, with mouth-watering treats like cinnamon waffles, pan pizzas, and banana nutella pancakes.
For those with a sweet tooth, the Landour Bakerhouse is an absolute must-visit. With a wide variety of desserts and snacks to choose from, you’ll want to save plenty of room for the carrot cake – it’s out of this world! And the hot chocolate is the perfect drink to warm you up on a chilly evening.
Last but not least, don’t forget to check out Kellogg’s Church. This gothic structure is a feast for the eyes and another must-see attraction in Landour.
And the best part? Landour is just a short 5-kilometer drive or walk from the busy markets of Mussoorie. If you’re feeling adventurous, take the walk and soak up the stunning scenery. But if you’d rather save your energy for exploring Landour, hop in a taxi and get ready for an unforgettable weekend. Happy travels!