GUN HILL - MUSSOORIE

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Location: Mussorie (Uttranchal )
Significance: Second Highest Point in Mussorie
Accessibility: Ropeway or Trekking


Gunhill is the second highest point in Mussoorie. To access Gunhill, there are two ways. The first one is to begin trek from court complex on the Mall road. This path takes you to Gunhill in about 20 minutes.

The second way to Gunhill is via the Ropeway. The ropeway has more thrill and excitement than the trek (or should we say that both have their own fun). The journey from the ropeway to Gunhill is 400 meters. The ride on the trolley gives an unalloyed pleasure which cannot be described in words.

From Gunhill, one gets a very different view of Mussoorie. And it looks different each time you look at it. A different scene appears before your eyes each moment. There are many shops on the hilltop so this is an ideal place to rustle up a small picnic.

It is said that before Independence a cannon was kept here. This cannon was fired every day at noon and people knew what exactly has been the time. Due to the cannon this place was called Gunhill.


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