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About Mussoorie

Situated at an altitude of about 2,500 mts. above sea level, Mussoorie is popularly known as the queen of the hills. It provides some of the most breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges and Panoramic view of Doon Valley. Nature has gifted it astounding beauty and luster which make it a favourite destination for tourists. Some of the tourist spots in Mussoorie are Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, Municipal Gardens and Kempty Falls. Mussoorie is located about 35 km from Dehradun present day state capital and 290 kms from National Capital New Delhi. The other adjoining places are Landour, Barlowgunj and Jharipani. Mussoorie is located at the height of 1880 from sea level is among popular hill stations in North India can be approached from Deharadun and Saharanpur while driving from Delhi and connected by trains till Deharadun. Book Your Tour

Brief History of Mussoorie :-

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The name Mussoorie originallycame from a local shrub called as Mansoor. In 1827 British Army officer named young explored this place and laid the foundation of Mussoorie as summer hill resort. In 1832 Col Averest surveyor General of India at that time opened up an office in Mussoorie, later on other the other prominent Amir of Afganistan detained in Mussoorie for summer and winter in Deharadun. During British rule in India it remained the summer residence of Royal highness the duke and Dutches. The development of Mussoorie taken place once the rail link established till Deharadun. During 1959 the 14th Dalai Lama the monk in exile first came to Mussoorie before settling to Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh before making it the permanent place to stay. Even today some Tibetan population still resides in Mussoorie.

General Information :-

Population:The population of Mussoorie is 25753 according to Database from reliable sources                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Temperature : Ranges from 1- 7 degrees in Winter and 10 to 30 degrees in Summer

Clothing : Light woolen clothes in summer and Heavy woolen clothes in Winter

Language : Hindi English & Garhwali

Best time to visit : From April till November and during December and January winter if you want to enjoy snowing

Places of Attraction in Mussoorie :-

The Mall: The Mall will remind you of colonial period and is one of the beautiful experience in walking through mall road.

Camel's Back Road : 4 Km stretch from Library till Kulri Bazar a perfect place to walk through while in Mussoorie

Clouds End : 6 Kms of Library reached through Hathipaon road

Gun Hill : Popular attraction now accommodates water reservoir of Mussoorie

Jharipani Falls : 6 kms downhill Mussoorie a refreshing walk

Kempty Falls: Popular picnic destination and one of the crowded place, You can witness a lovely water fall plunging down from hill.

Lal Tibba: The highest point in Mussoorie and Indian Military Service is stationed at the places makes is restricted area to visit

Municipal Garden: Earlier known as company bagh is an exhibition of Old Colonial Garden Book Your Tour

Places around Musssorie :-

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Dhanaulti : Dhanaulti is one of the most popular unexplored destination near Mussoorie, it lies along the Tehri road east of Landour, also the famous Surkanda Devi temple nearby

Kempty falls: Kempty Falls is one of the popular destinations for day picnics especially during summer; people from nearby areas come to enjoy the water fall and day outing to Kempty falls. It is 15 kms off Mussoorie on Chakrata road

Bhadraj Temple: It is at the distance of 15kms from Mussoorie. Also famous for day hiking offers splendid view of doon valley.

Dhanaulti: Dhanaulti is at 25kms fromMussoorie known for peace and tranquility and less crowded area number of new hotels is coming up at this place. Its is an unexplored destinations hence must recommended for people visiting mussoorie

Nag Tibba: Approximately 55 kms from Mussoorie. It is one of the recommended places for day hiking.

Dehradun: only 35 kms from Mussoorie is state capital known for academic intituitions and number of government offices, IMA, geological Surveyof India and Forest research institute.

Surkanda Devi: Temple dedicated to Shakti one of the prominent and most visited temple in that locality. The temple is approachable by trekking of 2 kms from road.

Chamba:Offers panoramic view of majestic Himalayan ranges The place is serene like Dhanaulti good quality accommodation is available.

Kanatal:33 Kms from Mussoorie is an unexplored destination houses good quality hotels provides yoga and ayurvedic packages.

Rishikesh: Known as Yoga capital of world and place for River rafting activities besides its religious importance.

Haridwar:The gateway to Garhwal and holy pilgrimage of Chardham. Also the place where Kumbha mela is organized. There are number of Ashrams and Temples in and around Haridwar. Watching evening Aarti on the bank of Ganges is life time experience.

Chakrata:A cantonment area blessed with Natural beauty situated about 80 Kms from Mussoorie.

How to reach:

By Air: Jolly Grant which is 24 kms is the nearest airport to reach Mussoorie. There are regular flights from New Delhi.

Rail: Nearest Railway station is Dehradun, Connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Varanasi, Haridwar and other parts of India. Taxis are available from Dehradun Railway station to Mussoorie.

Road: Connected by road from Delhi and other parts of North India.
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