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Mussoorie


Mussoorie is one of the most visited hill stations in the state of Uttarakhand as well as in India. The hill station came to beMussoorie known when back in 1827, a British military officer named Captain Young discovered the fascinating beauty of the place. He explored the whole area and laid the foundation of a place which is today one of the finest hill stations in northern India, equally liked both by locals and foreign travellers. Perched at an elevation of 6,000 ft (a.s.l.), Mussoorie in Uttarakhand lies at easily strikable distance from India capital city of Delhi. Besides, the hill station is also the entranceway to popular Hindu shrines of Yamunotri and Gangotri.

When the plains of northern India become scorchingly hot during summers, nature lovers, couples, families and even backpackers head towards Mussoorie for spending some quality time amidst verdant hills of the Garhwal Himalayas. Mussoorie offers to see some picturesque waterfalls, forest trails, hiking opportunities and eco parks among others.

Kempty Fall

A major tourist attraction in Mussoorie, it lies at a distance of 15 km from the hill town. The waterfall is not only visited by those who come to Mussoorie but also by those who come to Dehradun. Here, travellers can enjoy feasting their eyes on waterfalls cascading from an altitude of 4,500 ft. The Kempty Falls in Mussoorie was developed John Mekinan around 1835. Visitors can soak up the scenery at the waterfall only between the months of March and July. The Kempty Falls remain closed during monsoon and winter months.

The Mall Road

The Mall Road is one of the most crowded places of Mussoorie. The structure of the road takes you back to the colonial period of Britishers. There are numerous restaurants, hotels and shops on this road. The Methodist church is situated on the Mall and is around 100 years old.

Jharipani Fall

It is situated at 8.5 km from Mussoorie. Jharipani is well accessible by motorable roads from where the trek of 1.5 km commences to Jharipani fall. The view of Jharipani Fall is awe-inspiring.

Bhatta Falls

Situated 7km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun road lies Bhatta Village. Bhatta Village is accessible by motorable roads from where the easy trek of 3km commences to stimulating Bhatta Falls. It has different ponds and small lakes for bathing and water amusements and is an ideal place for picnic.

Lal Tibba

Lal Tibba is located in Landour area which is the oldest inhabited place in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba exemplifies highest point in mussoorie. There's a 20m tall tower situated at the edge of the cliff. The tower has an old telescope. You can take a close look at tempting Himalayan range from it and it will cost you around 20 rupees.

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti is situated 25kms from Mussoorie amidst thick alpine forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak and it offers an atmosphere of perfect peace & tranquility. Dhanaulti often brings surprise for the tourists as the beauty of Dhanaulti is yet to be explored and is less popular amongst people. The woods, cool environment, scenic valleys, lovely weather and enchanting view of snow capped peaks of majestic Himalayan range makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Dhanaulti is situated on the Mussoorie -Chamba route.

Company Garden

Company Garden a best picnic location in Mussoorie, Company Garden is a well maintained municipal garden located at 3 km from The Mall. A mini lake, small flower garden and an amusement park is there in Company Garden.

Lake View

Picnickers can have a lot of fun at the Mussoorie Lake. A new entrant on the list of tourist attractions in Mussoorie, the lake is situated along the Dehradun-Mussoorie road. The development of the Mussoorie Lake has been done by the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. Peddle boats are available on hire at the lake and is the most wonderful options of enjoying the scenic views of the area.

Surkhanda Devi

Surkhanda Devi Temple at 10,000 feet, 35 km down the Mussoorie - Tehri road. Perched on a peak, the temple demands a stiff two-km climb form devotees. The temple, goes the legend, was built on the site where the head of Shiva consort (Shiva is the destroyer in the Hindu trinity) fell after it was chopped off to stop Shiva terrifying dance of death that was shaking the universe to its very core.

Cloud End

Situated 8kms from library, Cloud End is at the extreme west of Mussoorie hill. The bungalow of Cloud End was built in 1838 by a British major. Cloud End was one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie and now it has been converted into a hotel called Clouds End. The place provides peaceful and calm environment because of its verdant surroundings. The resort offers a panoramic view of snow capped of colossal Himalayan range, and sacred Yamuna River. The spot is ideal for foreigners and honeymooners.

Camel Back Road

This road begins from the Rink at Kulri Bazar and terminates at Library Bazar stretching 4km. The place offers a picturesque view of the sunset and a life like resemblance of a sitting camel. One can also enjoy long walks and horse riding here. British graveyard having ancient graves on the way provides new dimension to the walk. Evening at Camel road is a memorable experience as it offers a ravishing sunset view in the Himalayas as sun paints the mountains in brilliant hues.
 

St. George College

Mussoorie (founded in 1853) is amongst the oldest and most reputed schools in the country. It has been run by the Patrician Brothers since 1893. Spread over 400 acres (1.6 km2), the school is also popularly referred to as Manor House. Over the years, its alumni have made distinguished contributions in several fields, especially in serving the armed forces of the nation. The school imposing facade stands out as one of the main architectural attractions of Mussoorie.

Gun Hill

It has the eminence of being the second highest peak in Mussoorie. There are two options to reach this peak - either a 30-minute uphill walk or by the ropeway. Travellers come here to enjoy bird eye view of of places like Banderpunch, Gangotri, Pithware and Srikanta. Gun Hill is comparatively quieter than its surrounding areas.

By Flight
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Mussoorie. It is situated 60kms from Mussoorie and connected with well metalled roads. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Mussoorie. 

By Train
The nearest railway station to Mussoorie is Dehradun Railway station at a distance of 36kms. Dehradun is well connected by trains from major cities of India as there are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Dehradun and vice-versa. Mussoorie is located 36kms from Dehradun Railway Station. Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express are the two major trains connecting Dehradun with major cities of India. Taxis and Buses are easily available from Dehradun to Mussoorie.
By Road
Mussoorie is well connected with motorable roads. Luxury and normal Buses to Mussoorie are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Mussoorie are also available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Tehri, etc.

Month

Climate

Details

Jan
Very Cold
 
The weather is extremely cold and very heavy woolens are required. Good time for sightseeing but need to be careful if being accompanied by kids or old people.Snowfall can be enjoyed and the period is ideal for honeymooning.
Feb
Very Cold
Mornings are chilly and nights are cold. Tourists should carry woolens that are required to keep warm. The city is beautiful as natural vista is at its maximum in this month. Snowfall will continue till the mid of this month.
Mar
Moderately Hot
The climate starts to get warm but very comfortable. Nights are comparatively colder than daytime and light woolens are required. The spring season starts from this month and the natural panorama is increased bounty times. Snow can be found on the mountains slopes only as snowfall has completely stopped.
Apr
Pleasant
The weather is pleasant and is apt for sightseeing and adventure sports like trekking and paragliding. Temperature starts to rise at the end of the month but is still in the comfortable range, thanks to the cool winds that flows through Mussoorie. To enjoysnow, go to high altitudes.
May
Moderately Hot
The weather is not very hot and is ideal for spending a few days away from the scorching plains of North India. There will be plenty of sunshine that will make the days slightly warmer, but evenings will be pleasant. For tourists wanting to enjoysnow need to go to very high altitudes.
Jun
Pleasant
Intermittent rain lowers the soaring temperature. The sky remains clear for most part of the month and the temperature is comfortably hot. Monsoon brings life to the nature with full of greenery. Snow can be found in less motorable places which can be reached only via trekking.
Jul
Rainy
  
The area receives occasional rainfall, barring the normal life of the people. Not the best time for sightseeing as rainfall might disrupt your travel. Snow can be enjoyed at very high altitudes. This month is considered as an off-season, therefore the crowd in minimal and the tour packages and hotel rates are also lower.
Aug
Moderately Hot
Rainfall is a common trend and unexpected landslides makes it difficult for travel. August might not be the most ideal time for adventure and sightseeing, but natural beauty is at its best. Tourists wanting to indulge in snow need to travel to very high altitudes. Due to the fact that this month is off-season, the hotel rates are cheaper and the place is less crowded.
Sep
Pleasant
A perfect time for sightseeing and adventure sports, the weather is cool and pleasant. Rainfall will completely stop by the end of this month. The climate of pleasant with clear skies and shining sun. Snow can be found only on very high altitudes. This is the beginning of the official tourist season and the price of the hotel will be high.
Oct
Pleasant
 
The weather is warm during the day and cool during the nights. Ideal for trekking and other adventure activities. It is considered to be one of the best months from tourism perspective as the weather is absolutely apt for travelling and lot of activities too can be enjoyed. Though there will be no snowfall, yet snow will begin to accumulate at the highlands. It will be crowded and the prices for holiday packages will be high, so make sure you book in advance.
Nov
Moderately Cold
 
The temperature starts to dip at the end of the month. Sightseeing and adventure can be best enjoyed as the weather is pleasant during the days and chilly during the night. Tourists can find snow on lower altitudes as well.
Dec
Very Cold
The climate is very cold and is ideal month for enjoying honeymoon trip. Sightseeing and adventure too can be enjoyed. Tourists accompanied by their kids or old people need to take extra care. Snowfall will begin from the end of this month.

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