|» Location :
||Garhwal Hills (Uttranchal )
|» Tourist Attractions :
||Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, Kempty Falls
|» Altitude :
||2500 meters above sea level
is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty,
Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations.
In 1820 Captain
Young from the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and
made this place his residence. This marked the foundation of a hill station
called Mussoorie. The name, Mussoorie, is derived from plants of 'Mussoorie'
which were found in abundance here. After its discovery, this hill station
gradually developed as a center of education, business, tourism and beauty.
Mussoorie is located at a height of 2,500 meters in the
green Himalayan range.
Due to its location and beauty Mussoorie is
considered as the best hill station in the northern region. The modern
bungalows, malls and well laid gardens which are located on the small hills
around the area are enough to attract any tourist. Mussoorie
is an excellent respite for tourists and people who want relief from the hot
sultry conditions of the plains.
Nature has gifted Mussoorie
everything which makes a place beautiful. With the onset of summers tourists
start coming here.
As heat increases in the plains number of
tourist inflow also increases proportionately. Mussoorie is very close to
Delhi, its overnight journey and one can return in one day . So, some people
come here to spend their week ends. Also, the major Hindu pilgrimages like
Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri , Haridwar, Rishikesh are not far
from this place.
Tibetan Temple :
Major Attractions of Mussoorie
This temple is located in
Happy valley area of Mussoorie. Both Company gardens and Tibetan temple can
be seen in one day. They are located one kilometer from Lal Bahadur Shastri
National Administrative Academy. The Tibetan temple is evidence to rich
Tibetan cultural heritage. This temple is sure to attract attention of
tourists. Mussoorie Lake :
This lake is located
some seven kilometers on the highway to Dehradun. The gateway of this lake
appears to be welcoming tourists from Dehradun. The entry charge to this
lake is Rs. 15. One can enjoy boating at this lake. One also gets a very
good view of the Dun Valley from this lake. The villages surrounding
Mussoorie can also be seen from here. Lal Tibba :
This place is highest point in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is located in
Landour area which is the oldest inhabited place in Mussoorie.
Gunhill is second highest point in Mussoorie. From Gunhill Mussoorie
appears to be changing colours every other minute. Each moment a different
scene appears before your eyes. There are many shops on the hill top so one
can have a small little picnic here. Kempty Falls :
Kempty Falls are located 13 kms from Mussoorie. This place was developed
as a tourist destination by John Mekinan after 1835. Municipal
The municipal or the Company gardens was previously (before
independence) was also known as Botanical gardens of Mussoorie. These
gardens were laid by famous geologist Dr. H. Fackner in the last century.
Places to Stay in Mussoorie
In Mussoorie, one will feel shortened of accommodation
options, except may be in the peak season and the variation include luxury,
economic and budget hotels. There are tourist lodges and cottage
accommodation also available over here.
Mussoorie is famous for wooden decorative and gift
Shopping in Mussoorie
But one can also bargain brass statues and ceramic vases.
Some good showrooms are located on the Mall where one can look for wooden
boxes, brass statues, Tibetan Prayer wheels and vases. The hand carved
oakwood walking stick are also popular among tourists. In the markets,
photographs can be clicked wearing a dazzling Garhwali Dress. To be
photographed in Garhwali garb against a painted Himalayan range makes a
Mussoorie is a hill station which has pleasant
climate around the year.
Climate in Mussoorie
It is a very cool place with greenery at
its full bloom during September to November. The best seasons to visit
Mussoorie is between April to June and again during September to November.
How to Get there
The nearest Airport to Mussoorie is 60 kms away from the
place. The airport is called Jollygrant Airport but there are no regular
flights to this place. As such Mussoorie does not have a direct rail link.
Dehradun Railway station serves for Mussoorie too. This station is linked
which Superfast trains to other major cities in country.