ISBN 9788129124340,Mussoorie and Landour - Footprints of the Past

Mussoorie and Landour - Footprints of the Past



Rupa Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788129124340

ISBN-10 8129124343


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


A staggeringly well-researched book about the the pleasure capital of the Raj. - Stephen McClarence, travel writer (The times and daily telegraph, London)

The twin hill stations of Mussoorie and Landour were established by the British in the early nineteenth century as a respite from the heat and dust of the Indian summer on the plains. Even today, these places continue to attract visitors by the hordes, thanks to their salubrious climate and leisurely way of life. While Mussoorie is more 'touristy' and bustling, Landour is a quiet getaway for those looking for a break from city life. Much has changed over the years, but both these towns still retain an old-world charm, adding to their appeal.

This book takes the reader on a journey through the history of these towns, from the late eighteenth century-when Frederick young, the founder of Mussoorie and Landour cantonment, was born in Ireland-up to Indias independence. With beautiful photographs, evocative illustrations and fascinating snippets of local lore, Mussoorie and Landour brings alive the stories behind these charming hill stations like no other.

Interesting Facts

  • An exhaustive and well-researched look at the history of Mussoorie and Landour, that reveals several little-known facts about the two towns.

  • Traces the history of these hill stations right from the time of their origin to the present day.

  • Accompanied by beautiful photographs, historical maps and old postcards.

  • A collector's item because of the quality of production and images.

  • Will be of interest to historians and travel buffs too