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Mussoorie is home to thick perennial forest cover full of deodar, oak, rhododendron trees. Mussoorie takes its name from an abundant shrub in the area called Mansoor (Cororianane Palensis). Apart from ubiquitous oak, deodar and rhododendron these are the few shrubs you will see in and around Mussoorie.

Wild berries like Mansoor (after which Mussoorie is named), Hissar (Raspberry and Blackberry), Kaafal (an indigenous red sweet berry) and Kingod (Blueberry) are also flora of Mussoorie, which can be seen hanging in bunches. (more…)

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Mussoorie is nestled in the foothills of Himalayas. It has a thick canopy of vegetation. Naturally Jungle cover provides habitat for many species of wildlife that you might encounter while in Mussoorie. We just wish that you don’t have a close encounter with few of them. There are lots of fauna in Mussoorie. (more…)

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We all know what butter is, but Peanut Butter? yes! For those who love this American product, Mussoorie has something to offer, what? read on!

Peanut Butter has its current form was developed in the 1900s in America. Since then it is a staple at America households. Mussoorie has a unique small-scale home made a shop that has been producing this American sandwich dressing. Needless to say, it tastes at par if not better than all its expensive mass-produced cousins. (more…)

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Hello there, Mr/Ms Traveller, Mussoorie is not your regular Hill stations will cliche cafes, shops, tourist spots and tourists. Mussoorie if properly seen from the eyes of a local, can bring smiles to people of all ages. With exhilarating walks, exotic scenic view and endless vegetation to help you cool off on hot summer days, warm you on a bright sunny winter day and rejuvenate you in Monsoons, Mussoorie can be visited throughout the year.  (more…)

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Cycling Tracks in Mussoorie

“Shut up legs”  Is the battle cry of every die-hard cyclist. This is just chanted a way lot more if you cycle a lot in Mussoorie !. Cycling in the pristine sunshine in Mussoorie is a wonderful way to see mountain beauty and sheds those extra kilos at the same time. This is a list of top cycle tracks every cycling enthusiast should take. (more…)

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Best walks in Mussoorie

Famous naturalist and author, environmental philosopher John Muir famously bragged about walking, “in every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks”. He might be 100 percent right if we were to take these walks while in Mussoorie. This is Bunkotel’s budget hotel in Mussoorie  guide to best walks in Mussoorie. We believe in “keep walking” but doesn’t recommend you to do it after that glass!  If you know what we mean. (more…)

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Dalai Lama

Even If you are not into Tibetan Buddhism then also while in Mussoorie Tibetan Temple and Happy Valley area of Mussoorie is a must visit. Under a thick blanket of Oak and Deodar trees most of the Tibetans in Mussoorie lies a “Mini Tibet” After Tibetan uprising in 1959, 14th Dalai Lama decided to reach India and reached Tejpur in Assam and asked Jawahar Lal Nehru our then PM for assistance. Jawahar Lal Nehru agreed to provide all the necessary help on behalf of the Republic of India to them Initially about 80000 Tibetans reached India. (more…)

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Mussoorie after becoming a full-fledged Town in the hills was full of life and famous people used to live here naturally they loved the town so much that they went to their resting places in the town’s famous cemeteries.

The famous residents of town’s cemeteries are:-

John Hindmarsh

He was one of the survivors of British Cavalry during the famous Crimean War.  (more…)

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Bunkotel’s Guide to top 5 haunted places in Mussoorie

Mussoorie like any other hill station set-up by Britishers has its fair share of Haunting stories and places to share. If you are a ghost buster or have the itch to become one then these are the top 5 locations for you. We warn you though to not go there alone. (more…)

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The Mall

The Mall has sort of, become a “Haat” in recent times in Mussoorie. The shops generally sell Kashmiri Shawls, Wooden Handicraft from Saharanpur, antique shops, Painting studio, Shoes, Multiple “Heavy on discounts” sportswear brands, Monte Carlo Showrooms to lots of cafes selling coffee and cliche confectionaries. The mall is full of flea market where you can buy all that you cannot find in Sarojini Nagar, Kamla Market or Karol Bagh. It has in recent years reduced to your typical market. A casual walk on Mall Road and you can find your pocket a little light! If you are lucky you can also catch a glimpse of famous storybook writer Ruskin Bond at a local bookshop at the Rialto area of Mall Road.

Bunkotel’s Tip: Please find the famous local “Sunrise” Peanut Butter which some local general merchant sell! (more…)