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District : Dehradun District
Location : 34 kms from Dehradun
Altitude : 6,578 ft Above Sea Level
Most Famous Attraction : Kempty Falls, Mall

Mussoorie in Uttaranchal
Panoramic View of Mussoorie

Discovered By : Captain Young in 1827.
Best Time to Visit : March and June and October to December.
Famous Temple : Jwalaji temple and Nag Devta Temple.
Colonial Structures : Sir George Everest House and Children's Lodge.
Must Visit : Children's Home and Enjoy the Splendid View of the Snow Peaks from the Very Strong telescope.
Walking Routes : Camel Back Road From the Library to the Kulri Bazaar (3 kms).
Bridle Path to Gun Hill (20 minutes).
Northern Slopes of Mussoorie to the Algar River.
Other Attractions : Lal Tibba – Important Peak, Gun Hill – For Early Morning Views, Bandar Pooch Masif, Hathipaon – Famous Points, Excursion to Dhanaulti (24 kms).
Must Enjoy : Rope way Ride to Gun Hill – The Second Highest Peak in Mussoorie.
Eating Options : Four Season for Indian and Chinese Cuisine, Padminin Niwas Hotel for Gujarati Meals, Green for Vegetarians.
Staying Options : Claridges Nabha, Savoy Hotel, Cloud's End Forest Resort, Jaypee Residency Manor, Hotel Garhwal Terrace.
Getting Around : Dhanaulti – 24 kms, Dehradun – 334 kms, Kempty Fall – 15 kms.
Important Distances : Chamba – 67 kms, Rishikesh – 126 kms, Haridwar – 151 kms. Delhi – 269 kms.
Getting There : Air –Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun (34 kms). Regular Flights Ply Between Delhi and Dehradun. From Here Hire a Taxi or Bus to Reach Mussoorie.
Rail – Dehradun is Also the Nearest Railway Station for Mussoorie. Overnight Mussoorie Express Links Delhi to Dehradun. The Tourists Nedd to Book a Taxi or Get on a Bus to Reach Mussoorie from Dehradun.
Road – NH 58 to Roorkee via Meerut and Muzaffarnagar, NH 72 A to Dehradun via Chhutmalpur and Mohand, State Highway to Mussoorie.

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Mussoorie in Uttaranchal – Lording Over the Uttaranchal Plains

If Uttaranchal is considered to be a queen, then Mussoorie is definitely the crown. Though this famous hill stations has lost some of its charm and this crown seems to have become a little dented but she is still worth visiting. Known as the queen of hills the invigorating pure air, majestic mountains and greens and verdant jaded plains, are some of the nature's blessings on Mussoorie. This is a fascinating hill resort that has a popular waterfall, shopping hubs and a variety of excursions for the tourists to keep engrossed.
So fasten your seat belts and get ready and enjoy the 34 kms long drive up the steep, winding road, with its innumerable hairpin bends, from Dehradun.

Mussoorie Attractions – The Mall

The promenade of Mussoorie is the famous Mall that straddles a ridge extending from Cloud's Ends in the west to rock to Rockville (haunted house) in the east. Walk further to enter the cantonment area which is has an ambiance of its own old world. Here you should see the Happy Valley, known for its various municipal gardens and Tibetan School and Home. Though tourists can explore these places on a drive but the best way to enjoy a good walk around and discover the delights. There is also a 400 mts rope way to the popular point of Gun hill.

Kempty Falls
Landmark of Mussoorie - Kempty Falls

Feel the Cold at Kempty Falls

One of the most unique attraction in Uttaranchal are the famous Kempty falls at a distance of 18 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Other waterfalls in close proximity are Jharipani falls (8.5 kms) and Bhatta falls (7 kms). Just 6 kms from Mussoorie is a recently developed picnic spot, where tourists can indulge in pedal boating. It commands an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages.

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Other Attractions to Enjoy During This Weekend in Mussoorie

Lengthen your holiday in Mussoorie and climb the steep road to Lal Tibba and from here enjoy the great views of Bandar Poonch Massif and Gangotri range. Visit the famous Tibetan Buddhist temple and and then move towards the municipal garden to Hathipon. Do not miss enjoying a walk on the Camel's Back Road, a 3 km long stretch from the library to the Kulri Bazaar. Other route best enjoyed while walking are from the northern slopes of Mussoorie to the Algar river. 20 minutes stroll down a bridle path to Gun Hill.
Among the temple attractions in Mussoorie there are Jwalaji temple and Nag Devta temple. There are also presence of colonial structures like Sir George Everest House and Children's Lodge.

Mussoorie Cable Car Ride
Cable Car Ride in Mussoorie

Reaching the Queen of Hills – Getting to Mussoorie

Reaching this most important hill resort in Uttaranchal is not a difficult task. The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant in Dehradun (34 kms) away. From the Jolly Grant airport, taxis and buses ply to Dehradun, from where they go up to Mussoorie. As far as railways is concerned overnight Mussoorie Express links Delhi to Dehradun, the nearest railhead for Mussoorie.
To come to Mussoorie via roads one can begin from Delhi which is at a distance of 325 kms. There are direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, along with private taxis. Buses ply every half hour from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Private taxis and shared taxis are favored by a majority of visitors. NH 58 and NH 72A are the national highways that link Mussoorie to rest of the country.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Mussoorie

Boating in Mussoorie

The Queen of All Hills – Mussooie
Purify your minds this holiday in Mussoorie. This famous hill resort in India is regarded and the queen of hills and has everything that makes it to the top the list of not to be missed destinations. The scented air that collide with the majestic Himalayas and scan trough the verdant woods and jaded valleys, is surely will fulfill the idea of your dream vacation.

Enjoy the Happy Valley Attractions
Promenade along the mall, relax in the hotels, drive out to Dhanaulti or walk down taxi down to the Kempty falls. There is nor dearth of attractions in Mussoorie. There are Tibetan reflections and not to miss various colonial mansions that will remind you of the 'British Raj'. Get yourself photographed with your beloved in the most romantic places, as Mussoorie is also an important honeymoon destination.

Fall in Love with Kempty Falls
Set amongst the hilly terrain just 15 kms from Mussoorie is the favored picnic spot for the kids as well as adults. At an altitude of 4,500 feet, this waterfall split into five different cascades that fall from a height of 40 feet. Some claim that it has lost its original beauty but it is still visited for its charms.

A View of the Snow from Children's Lodge
Among the very popular colonial structures like Sir George Everest House is another spectacular place called Children's lodge. This is not specifically for children and adults too have great fun here. Inside the lodge there is a very strong telescope from which the view pf the snow is nothing short of magnificent.

Walk the Walks in Mussoorie
Explore the scenic town of Mussoorie on foot to enjoy every little trait of beauty. Take up a 3 km long walk on the Camel's back road from the library to the Kulri Bazaar. A twenty minute stroll down a bridle path to Gun Hill is also very enchanting.

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