Gun Hill (गन हिल)
Gun Hill is the second highest peak which is situated at Mussoorie in the state of Uttarakhand. It is approximately at a distance of 20 minutes from the Mall Road. It is located at a height of 400 ft above The Mall. Gun Hill is about 400 meters away from the main ridge area of the city of Mussoorie. To reach the Gun Hill we have to trek uphill in order to reach the top. There is also rope way facility available to reach at the hill top along with the normal way which is by foot.
The scenic beauty of Mussoorie
The location of Gun Hill is at a place such that it gives all of the panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains which include Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and the Gangotri group etc. Since the view is enlarged enough at this point it attracts most of the photographers as well as tourists also. The view of the city Mussoorie and the Doon Valley appear to be very attractive when viewed from the hill top.
Gun Point has now a reservoir which is used to store water and the people of Mussoorie are being served water from that reservoir only. There used to be gun that was mounted at the top of the hill. This gun was fired in the middle of the day so as to make people adjust their watches. This was done before the Independence of India.
How to reach Gun Hill
Since Gun Hill is located at very high latitude, so mostly all people take the rope way to reach the above point. The nearest railway station is Dehradun railway station which is 32 kilometers from the Hill. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport which is at a distance of 54 kilometers from the city. One has to take some public transport in order to reach the Hill.