What better way to relax and unwind than to walk around the Chukkar on an early morning in October and learn about Landour heritage, history and other cool facts! 8.30AM-10.30AM, 28th – 29th Oct.
(Pic Credit – Monish John)
Mussoorie Heritage Centre is a social enterprise which is an archival centre of Mussoorie’s past and present. Located in the old Landour Bazar, it is housed in a heritage building which dates back to the 1830’s. The Centre contains objects that record Mussoorie’s past, be it with grand and glamorous paintings, harmless hair brushes, noisy newspapers, or candid coins. By interacting with these tangible pieces of Mussoorie’s past, we hope it will help you untangle the many pieces of this wondrous place and how Mussoorie today is shaped by the legacy of how it once was.
Let’s give you some fun facts and a bit of history on Landour that may be helpful if you are planning on joining us for the walk on the 28th or the 29th Oct.
- The name Landour is drawn from Llanddowror, a village in Carmarthenshire in southwest Wales.
- The area had beautiful grass meadows with thick forests on the Northern slopes.
- The British leased this area from the Tehri Garhwal Raja Sudershan Shah.
- The Landour Cantt stretched all the way till the current Clock Tower till the 1897
If you have signed up for the Heritage walk, please keep a few things to keep in mind –
Landour Cantt is a green, ecological and heritage area at 7,000 – 7,200 ft
- Carry water bottles, shades, hats, and a light wind sheater
- While it is a 2 km flat walk, it would be best to to wear walking shoes
- Please do not listen to loud music during the walk
Sign up now for the walk here – http://eepurl.com/c3ISyT