Mussoorie Hill Station
Where is Mussoorie?
Mussoorie hill station: Mussoorie is located in the foothills of the Himalayan ranges in the state of Uttaranchal in North India. It lies in the Garhwal region at an elevation of 6,578 ft on a ridge 34 km north of Dehradun. With majestic mountains, verdant plains, and varied flora and fauna, Mussoorie is a fascinating hill resort.
How will you gain access?
Jolly Grant Airport (58 km/ 1½ hrs) at Dehradun is the closest airport to Mussoorie. There are regular Vayudoot and Jagson flights from New Delhi to the Doon Valley (50 min). Taxis and buses are available from the airport to take you to Mussoorie (60 km/ 2¼ hrs). Dehradun (34 km/ 1 hr) is the closest railhead. There are direct buses available from Delhi (290 km/ 6-7 hrs) to Mussoorie.
What magnetizes people?
The Mall, straddling a ridge extending from Cloud’s End in the west to Rockville in the east, begins at Gandhi Chowk and ends at the Clock Tower. One can walk this distance in an hour. Climb the steep road through the cantonment to Lal Tibba, the peak towering above Landour, and Sister’s Bazaar.
Located in the Happy Valley area of Mussorie, the Tibetan Temple is a testament to the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. The temple attracts a number of tourists and visitors from far and wide.
Gun Hill, the second-highest point in Mussoorie, provides magnificent views of the area. It seems as if the hill station is changing colors every minute. For trekkers, there are available trekking options as well. The hill can be reached from Kachehri (a 20-minute stroll). tourists prefer the 400-meter ropeway to get to the hill, though.
At a distance of 13 km from Mussoorie is located the Kempty Fall. It was John Mekinan who developed this place into a tourist destination.
Camel’s Back Road
Camel’s Back Road, a 3 km stretch from the Library to Kulri Bazaar, is yet another attractive feature of the town. It will prove to be a very pleasant walk. You can also scramble down the northern slopes of Mussoorie to reach the little Aglarriver, a tributary of the Yamuna.
The Mussoorie Lake rests at a distance of 7 km on the Highway to Dehradun. One can have a magnificent view of the Dun Valley from here. Boating facilities are also available here.
What are the adventures in store?
Mussoorie hill stations have a number of roller skating rinks, attracting a huge number of adventure seekers from all around. There are fabulous options of trekking to explore and enjoy the natural bounty that Mussories takes great pride in. One can try the Gangotri, Yamunotri, Black Peak, Har Ki Doon, and other treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. One can also head for the Aglarriver and the Yamuna river for trout fishing.
Which are the nearby hotels?
Mussoorie puts forth ample accommodating options for its visitors. Jaypee Residency Manor (Barlowganj) is a luxury hotel and is among the best options. Shilton Hotel (50 km from the airport) is a 4-star offering a promising and comfortable stay for business travelers and holiday-makers alike. Among the 3-star group of hotels are names like Hotel Green Castle (55 km from the airport), The Pearl (35 km from the airport), and the ClaridgesNabha (45 km from the airport).
What is the best time?
The maximum temperature during the summer records 23 degrees centigrade. During the winter the temperature can drop down to a minimum of 1 degree. Mussoorie can be best visited between the months of March and June and between October and December.