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Mussoorie- Uttaranchal

Fast Facts

Area 65 sq km
Altitude 2005.5 m
Languages Hindi, Garhwali, English
Best time to visit April-June; September-October
Temperature (summer) 31.2C (max); 7.2C (min)
Temperature (winter) 7.2C (max); 1.1C (min)
STD Code 0135

Mussoorie - Introduction

A perfect hill station is perhaps what describes Mussoorie best. Mussoorie the 'Queen of the Hills' is the first love of a traveler who loves spending time on the top of the world. Watching the snow capped peaks, strolling down the markets and soaking in the beauty of the hills. Hill Resorts in India profiles one of the most beautiful hill resorts in India that has find its way into many of the books written by the well-known Ruskin Bond.

Mussoorie - Location

Located in the state of Uttaranchal, Mussoorie is about 34 kilometres north of Dehradun, the capital of Uttarachal. Mussoorie offers beautiful views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks on the one side and Doon valley on the other.

Mussoorie- History

Mussoorie is one of the oldest hill stations established by the Britishers. An adventure lover army officer Captain Young discovered the hill station in 1827.

Mussoorie-Sites to Visit

Tours to Doon Valley Mussoorie is a wonderful place to explore. The Mall is one of the exciting places in Mussoore that you must visit. Dotted with a number of shops, Mall is the heart of Mussoorie. The Mall offers excellent views of the snow capped peaks and the Doon Valley below. It is a great place to watch the setting sun. As stars twinkle above the Mussoorie sky, Doon Valley below presents a fine interplay of lights. The Kulri Bazar and the Library Chowk are other two interesting places that you should not miss.

Gun Hill is the place that offers a bird eye-view of Mussoorie. You can choose to reach the hill the way you like. You can either took the cable car or walk up to the Gun Hill. A horse ride on the Camel's Back Road that stretches from Kulri Bazar to Library Bazar is another exciting activity that one can enjoy. On the road Hawa Ghar is the place to halt. You can also spend some time at Lal Tibba, which is an ideal picnic place.

The Company Bagh and Cloud End are other two tourist attractions that you can visit. Mussoorie is also known for its academic institutions that include the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Waverley Convent, Wynberg Allen School, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Academy and the Defence Institute of Work Studies.

Mussoorie - Sites Nearby

When on a tour to Mussoorie, you can travel to nearby tourist attractions. Kempty Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions that most traveler visit. Kempty Falls is 18 kilometres from Mussoorie. The other nearby attractions that you can visit include Surkhanda Devi Temple, Nag Tibba, Dhanaulti, Jwalaji Temple, Van Chentna Kendra and Nag Devta Temple.

Mussoorie- Shopping

The Mall offers a number of items that you can shop for. Some of the items you can shop for include walking sticks, sweaters, hand-knit cardigans and cane baskets. Tibetan Street also offers a number of items.

Hotels in Mussoorie Mussoorie- Adventure Sports

Mussoorie is also a wonderful destination for adventure sports. Tourists can enjoy skating and trekking. Mussoorie has a number of rinks. Mussoorie is also an ideal place for trekkers.

Mussoorie- How to Reach

The Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Mussoorie. You can travel to Mussoorie by rail or road. Mussoorie has its own railway station and you can catch a train from Delhi to Mussoorie. Mussoorie is well connected with other major towns by road.

Mussoorie - Where to Stay

Mussoorie has a number of beautiful hotels that provides an ideal base to tour Mussoorie. Hotels in Mussoorie are well equipped with all the modern facilities. You can choose to stay at premium hotels, mid segment hotels or budget hotels.

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