Landour, unlike largely deforested Mussoorie is carpeted mostly by old-growth forests of Deodar Cedar, Himalayan Oak, multiple varieties of Pine, Fir, Maple and Rhododendron trees. Being a cantonment town, strict laws help preserve it’s unique beauty. Most of the settlements, largely built in stone and wood, date back to the 19th or early 20th century. The paths are cobbled and heavily wooded, which only adds to the charm. All over this sleepy hamlet you’ll find a gentle mist that fills the crisp mountain air, passing through the colonial and gothic architecture.