Landour is a former British hill station just uphill from its larger, better known cousin, Mussoorie. Sitting at height of almost 8,000 feet, Landour and Mussorie were places that the British used to escape the summer heat of the Indian plains. The name Landour itself is derived from a village in Wales.
Today Landour is perhaps best known for its beautiful scenery and its schools. It is the home to the Woodstock School, an college prep international boarding school, and the Landour Language School. It has cozy markets and gorgeous views of the valley below. Not a far walk from Landour is Lal Tibba, the highest point in the area, from which the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas can be seen on a clear day.
Landour will provide us with a great context to reflect a bit on our journey thus far, to get outdoors, and begin to think about what we want to bring home from our experience in India.