Named after the Welsh village of Llanddowror, Landour is a quaint little cantonment town near Mussoorie in the foothills of the Himalayas. Its poetic beauty inspired them to call it the ‘Hamlet in the Hills.’ With the Shivalik hills on one side and lofty Himalayan peaks on the other, the dramatic landscape and serene atmosphere make Landour the perfect getaway.
What’s a holiday without some shopping? Pick up souvenirs from our in-house store The Corner Shop or allow us to guide you to the best shopping haunts in town – antiques, woolens, organic food, Pahari handicrafts, books by Ruskin Bond, local peanut butter, jams and cheese. Take back a little memento to remind you of the great time you had here!
Landour is perfectly perched for easy nature hikes or multi day trails of moderate intensity that will delight nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers. Try the Village Trek to Kolti and the short Fleming Nature Trail (Eyebrow Path) or longer hikes like the Mussoorie Ridgeline Trek, Seven Summits Trek or Nag Tibba Trek, the most prominent summit in the Lower Himalayas to the north of Landour.
Stunning viewpoints, scenic bends, alpine forests and majestic snowcapped Himalayan ranges, St.Paul’s church and Kellogg’s Church; driving around Landour is a rewarding experience. Drive to the ends of town – from short jaunts to one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie at Cloud End to the Tibetan settlements of Happy Valley or longer drives to charming villages, Yamuna Bridge or Surkunda Devi temple, follow the mountain roads where they take you…