Walks

When the clouds don’t get in the way, the walks around Mussoorie offer great views. Camel’s Back Rd is a popular 3km promenade from Kulri Bazaar to Gandhi Chowk, and passes a rock formation that looks like a camel. There are a couple of good mountain viewpoints along the way, and you can ride a rickshaw (one way/return ₹250/350) along the trail if you start from the Gandhi Chowk end. An enjoyable, longer walk (5km one way) starts at the Picture Palace Cinema and goes past Union Church to Landour and the Sisters’ Bazaar area.

West of Gandhi Chowk, a more demanding walk is to the Jwalaji Temple on Benog Hill (about 20km return) via Cloud's End Hotel. The route passes through thick forest and offers some fine views. Taking a taxi to Cloud's End (one way/return ₹650/1250) cuts the walk by more than half. A slightly shorter walk is to the abandoned Everest House (16km return), former residence of Sir George Everest, first surveyor-general of India and namesake of the world’s highest mountain. You can also take a cycle-rickshaw (₹150) to Park Toll, cutting 5km off the distance.