Landour, a little cantonment town bordering with Mussoorie, is around 35 km (22 mi) from the city of Dehradun in the northern province of Uttarakhand in India. The twin towns of Mussoorie and Landour, together, are a notable British Raj-time slope station in northern India. Mussoorie-Landour was broadly known as the “Ruler of the Hills”.
The name Landour is drawn from Llanddowror, a town in Carmarthenshire in southwest Wales. Amid the Raj, it was basic to give nostalgic English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish names to one’s home (or even to British-established towns), mirroring one’s ethnicity. Names drawn from artistic works were likewise normal, as from those by Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson and numerous others.