Mussoorie, The Queen of Hills, Mussoorie Tourism

Mussoorie, Popularly known as the Queen of Hills and situated at the foothills of the Himalayas,  this charming hill station, Located at a distance of 35kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie is a wonderful hill station in Uttarakhand at a height of 2000mts above sea level.

Apart from its own charismatic beauty, Mussoorie boasts of stupendous visions of the Himalayan ranges covered with snow and the charming views of the Doon valley and Haridwar. The irregular shapes of the hills clad in a cloak of green flora and white mist take you to a fairyland. The peaks of Chakhamba, Shrikantha, Banderpoonch and the Gangotri look beautiful from here and form some of the major tourist attractions in Mussoorie.

How To Reach Mussoorie

Mussoorie by air:
The nearest airport from Mussoorie is Jolly grant. The airport is in Dehradun. It is 60 kms away from the hill resort. Delhi is the nearest international airport which is 270 km away. Delhi is well connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad. 

Mussoorie by Railway:
Mussoorie has no railway station of its own. The Dehradun railway station is the nearest to Mussoorie. It is located around 34 kms away. All the major cities namely, New Delhi, Varanasi, Howrah, Haridwar, Amritsar, Allahabad, Lucknow, Indore, Ujjain, Rishikesh and Okha are connected via rail with Dehradun 

Mussoorie by Road:
Mussoorie is well connected to all the major towns and cities by roads. The roads are well maintained as well. Cars, public buses, and luxury coaches ply from all major cities of India.

Mussoorie Weather – Mussoorie Climate Best Time to Visit

Mussoorie is a popular cool summer retreat in India. The climate is cool and pleasant all through the year here. 
Summer Temperature : Minimum – 10C, Maximum – 30oC
Winter Temperature : Minimum – 1oC, Maximum – 10oC
Annual Rainfall : 180 cm
Snowfall in Mussoorie: End of December to Mid February.

Best season to go Mussoorie is March to June and September to November. Summers are the best times to have trekking, rock climbing and camping.

Major Attractions Of Mussoorie

Gun Hill
Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable. Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird’s eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley.

Kempty falls
It is the biggest water fall here. Kempty is located about 15 kms away from the main town towards Yamunotri. It has an altitude of 1370 meters and is surrounded by mountains. 

Municipal Garden
A picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. It is located at a distance of 4kms by cycle rickshaw, pony or by car and only 2 kms on foot via Waverly Convent Road. 

Childer’s Lodge
Highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. It is about 5 kms from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating. 

Camel’s Back Road
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this froad is horse riding and wlking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. The road got its name from the camel rock due to its life like resemblance. The place is ideal for an evening walk or a horse ride. 

Bhatta Falls
7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road near Bhatta Village. Accessible by car or bus up to Bhatta from where the fall is 3 km by foot. A fall with different ponds for bathing and water amusements, ideal place for picnic.

Jharipani Fall
Located at 8 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani road. One can go by local bus or car up to Jharipani from where the fall is about 1.5 km on foot.

Benog mountain sanctuary
The sanctuary was built in 1993 and is home to the rare bird species known as the Mountain Quail.

Mussoorie Lake
A newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road and is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are availble. It commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.

Jwalaji temple:
An old temple of Goddess Durga, it is placed at an altitude of 2104 meters, on the Benong temple. The temple provides a panoramic view of the Yamuna valley.

Cloud End
This hotel is surrounded by thick deodar forest. The bungalow, built in 1838 by a British major, was one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie and has now been converted into a hotel.

Sir George Everest House
6 kms The Park Estate of sir George Everest, First Surveyor General of India, Who had his offce and residence here, is approachable by road. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is named after him.

2 COMMENTS

  1. mussoorie is not the same as it was use to be. once a scenic batuey with lush green surrounding, now concrete has taken its place. it don’t have that movie stuff but definitely give you peace of mind.

  2. Hi Doreen.Read your article with great irnsteet as we to discovered india in our prime and pleased to say we had a great experience dispite all the misgivings of others who went before us.I help run the Chester club and on 17th July we are priveledge to hear about the travels of another couple who did very much the same as we did. Found a taxi driver we felt we could trust and paid him by the day to show us his home land. We got far more than we bargained for as he had a relative in almost every place we visited including one who owned one of the many reed boats in Kerala so yes we spent a night on one. What it cost us to hire him we certainly got back in cheap deals and wonderful experiences including meeting his family and being treated to a welcome and a banquit fit for a visiting king.Perhaps we saw India as everyone should see it through the eyes of someone who is passionate about his homeland and not through a package deal which protects you so say from harm and influence..Happy travels keep on trekking. Regards Angela Blundell. Chester Travel club.

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