'' Mussoorie, Queen of the Hills, located some 290 km north of New Delhi, is among the most popular hill stations of the country. It is a captivating paradise for leisure travellers and honeymooners. A perfect summer resort and a major educational and cultural centre has been rolled into one hub.
One of the most easily accessible hill stations in Northern India, during the peak tourist season, Mussoorie becomes a bustling resort with hordes of holiday-makers ambling down the central Mall.
Spread over a ridge, 2000 meters above sea level, Mussoorie offers distant views of the holy and mighty river Ganga from one end of the ridge, and of the famous river Jamuna from the other; a stretch of around 19 kilometers all.
Mussoorie also has the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the premier training institute for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) and other civil services. This unique institute is located about 2 km from Gandhi Chowk.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
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.
PLACES AROUND MUSSOORIE
Gun Hill - Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri. Second highest peak of Mussoorie. Enjoy the ropeway ride to the Gun Hill Point.
Mussoorie Lake - Mussoorie Lake is ( 6 km ) from Mussoorie. This is a newly built picnic spot. It has Boating facility for the tourists. The Mussoorie Lake provides an awesome view of the Doon Valley.
Childer's Lodge - Childer's Lodge is approx ( 6 km ) from Mussoorie. It is an ideal picnic spot and also offers breathtaking views of the Doon Valley.
Bhatta Falls - The Bhatta Falls is at a distance of ( 7 kms ) from Mussoorie + 3kms walk from Bhatta Village. The fall has different ponds for bathing and water amusements. It is an ideal place for picnic and also provides a breathtaking view of the valley.
Jharipani Fall - The Jharipani Falls is at a distance of ( 8.5 kms ) from Mussoorie + 1.5 kms walk from Jharipani. Good Picnic Spot.
Mossy Fall - The Mossy fall is ( 7 kms ) from Mussoorie and is surrounded by a thick dense rhodedenum forest. It is a Good and peaceful picnic spot for the tourist to visit to.
Mussoorie is pleasant in summers with day temperatures hovering around 30° C and nights getting chilly. Winter brings snowfall and rain, especially in December. Night temperatures dip down to near zero and days are cold at about 7° C. Mussoorie gets monsoon showers between June and September.
HOW TO REACH THERE
Air: Nearest airport is Dehradun airport with flights to Delhi.
Rail: Mussoorie Express links it to Dehradun and Delhi.
Road: Mussoorie is well connected by road.
Fast Facts about Mussoorie
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Kumaoni, Garhwali, Hindi, Gorkhali, English
Season: Sep - June
Winter: 1 to 22°C
Altitude: 1826 m
STD code: 013563
Distance Charts to Mussoorie
New Delhi to Mussoorie 271 KM
Chandigarh to Mussoorie 192 KM
Shimla Manali to Mussoorie 306 KM
Jaipur to Mussoorie 534 KM
Pune to Mussoorie 1700 KM
Dehradun to Mussoorie 35 KM
Haridwar to Mussoorie 81 KM
Rishikesh to Mussoorie 73 KM
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