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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.