These 10 Books Will Make You Fall In Love With Mussoorie

Travel freaks and bookworms, this piece is for you.


You must be aware of the incredible beauty of Mussoorie. The article I am about to share with you people today is written by Vikas Singh. Vikas Singh is a Brand Marketing Professional. When he is not working on Brand Campaigns and Marketing Communication, he can be found travelling. A top contributor on Trip Advisor, he has travelled to 157 cities and 199,371 km covering 13% of the globe. Mussoorie is his favourite destination. He first visited Mussoorie in 1990 and since then has been making an annual pilgrimage to this town. 

Hereby, you read the article in his own words:

Mussoorie is famed for its scenic beauty and the rare winter line phenomenon. However, not many people know that it has a rich literary heritage and highest density of authors anywhere in the world. 

Mussoorie is a hill station in Dehradun district of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. 

The most well-known resident author is Ruskin Bond, who shifted here in 1963. Other notable authors include Ganesh Saili, Stephen Alter and his cousin Tom Alter. Other authors who have made Mussoorie their home include Bill Aitken, Hugh and Collen Gantzer. 

John Lang, Australia’s first native-born novelist died in 1864 and is buried in Mussoorie. His memoirs present a fascinating account of the town. 

Rudyard Kipling has portrayed 'the Great Ramp of Mussoorie' in his book "Kim". His story "The man who would be the king" was inspired by Mussoorie's Pahari Wilson. 

Travel writer Lowell Thomas who visited Mussoorie in 1926 writes about the Savoy separation-bell in India: Land of the Black Pagoda (1930)- "This was rung before dawn " that the pious may say their prayers and the impious get back to their own beds." 

Even the novelist Anita Desai was born here.