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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dehradun one can hire a taxi or take a bus to Mussoorie.
The queen of hill stations is well connected with roads
with other major cities. There are regular bus services
from various metros and other tourist destinations in Uttar
Pradesh as well as from out side the state. Bus services
are provided by State transports. There are conducted tours
to Mussoorie too.
Air : The
nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, 60kms (Dehradun).
By Rail : Dehradun (34kms)
is the nearest railhead. It is a Northern Railway terminus
connected with all major cities such as Delhi, Howrah, Bombay,
Amritsar, Lucknow and Varanasi.
By Road : Mussoorie is connected with Dehradun (34kms). Dehradun,
in turn is connected with all major cities in India through
direct motorable roads.
Dehradun - 34 kms
Haridwar - 101 kms
Rishikesh - 76 kms
Yamunotri - 139 kms
Mussoorie is a hill station which has pleasant climate around
the year. 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.
the plains of North India experience heat waves, Mussoorie
provides a welcome break. September - November is spring
time here. During this season Himalayas are clearly visible.
It is better to avoid monsoons as the roads to Mussoorie
are in bad shape. Same thing applies for the winter when
roads are blocked due to snowfall.
Camel's Back Road: A pony
ride or walk along this 3-km long road from Kulri Bazaar
to Library Bazaar offers views of the mountains. On the
way, visitors can step into an old British cemetery.
Church: Within easy walking distance, above the Library end of The
Mall is the imposing Gothic style church. Built in 1837,
it is a notable landmark of Mussoorie. Stained glass windows
are one of its attractive features.
Hill: This is the second highest peak in Mussoorie from where
you can get a picturesque view of the town as well as stunning
views of snowcapped peaks in the distance. A ride in the
cable-car between the lower station on The Mall and the
upper station on Gun Hill is an enjoyable experience.
Tibba: An invigorating 5-km walk from the Tourist Office takes
you to Lal Tibba on the highest hill. You can get a panoramic
view of the entire Doon Valley and the Shivalik Range from
here. On a clear day you may even see the majestic Nanda
Devi peak (25,640 ft).
Gardens: These gardens lie within the municipal limits and are popular
with domestic tourists. They are easily accessible by car,
pony or cycle-rickshaw. Visitors can picnic here and also
take a boat ride on the artificial lake.
Lake: The Jheel (Mussoorie Lake) is 8 km on the road to Dehra
Dun. It is an artificial pond where paddleboats are available
Excursions from Mussoorie -
The Doon Valley is situated between the two most important
rivers of India. i.e. Ganga & Yamuna, is most picturesque
having moderate climate, nestling a number of places of
tourist interest. more..
Dhanaulti, located amidst thick, virgin forests of deodar,
rhododendron and oak has an atmosphere of perfect peace
& tranquility. more..
Haridwar-- gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttrakhand
region, is located on the foot hills of Shivaliks.
Rishikesh is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps
of lower Himalayas, this place is considered to be the access
point of three other pilgrim places of Badrinath - Kedarnath,
Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great places which combine
to make Chardham .
Located 14 km from Dehradun is the famous picnic spot called
as the Sahastra Dhara. Noted for their astounding beauty
the medicinal sulphur waterfalls are a great attraction.