I'm from Dehradun, and back in the 90s we used to bunk school and go to mussourie, on our hero puch(s). I don't remember having come across > 5-10 cars on any of our trips, and when at mussourie, we used to have the entire place to ourselves - and a few other gentle folks from around. When at mussourie, we used to have some snacks, beer and used to just lay around in the sun and enjoy the wind and walkmans.
And just after ~1 km from the clock tower in Dehradun, rajpur road also used to be completely deserted, with only and only litchi orchards on both sides of the road.
Compare that experience to the current one. I feel so sorry for the place