known as Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is one of the most-loved tourist
destinations of India. Located in the Himalayan foothills of Uttar
Pradesh, it has a number of waterfalls, picnic-spots, temples and
tourist bungalows. Sight
places in Mussorie Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Camel's Back Road, The Jheel
Discovered in 1827 by Captain Young, a Military Officer,
it is now a premier tourism destination among tourists especially as it
is the nearest hill station to Delhi. Mussoorie is a popular destination
for tourist throughout the year with its green hills, varied flora &C
fauna & Infrastructure enough to accommodate hordes of rourists
jostling for it to escape the heat if the plains.Shopping
is famous for wooden decorative and gift items. But one can also bargain
brass statues and ceramic vases. Some good showrooms are located on the
Mall where one can look for wooden boxes, brass statues, Tibetan Prayer
wheels and vases. The hand carved oakwood walking stick are also popular
among tourists. In the markets, photographs can be clicked wearing a
dazzling Garhwali Dress. To be photographed in Garhwali garb against a
painted Himalayan range makes a wonderful picture.Climate
is a hill station which has pleasant climate around the year. It is a
very cool place with greenery at its full bloom during September to
November. The best seasons to visit Mussoorie is between April to June
and again during September to November. When the plains of North India
experience heat waves, Mussoorie provides a welcome break. September -
November is spring time here. During this season Himalayas are clearly
visible. It is better to avoid monsoons as the roads to Mussoorie are in
bad shape. Same thing applies for the winter when roads are blocked due
How to reach
- Gun Hills
Gunhill is second highest point in
Mussoorie. From Gunhill Mussoorie appears to be changing colours
every other minute. Each moment a different scene appears before
your eyes. There are many shops on the hill top so one can have a
small little picnic here.
A shopping centre anywhere would be dear to the
heart of the women but Kulri's claims merit special attention.
Besides being an uptodate fashion centre, its shops are exceedingly
well-stocked with colourful wares and can please the most exacting
of buyers. Big business houses, hotels, restaurants, banks and the
General Post Office are all to be found here.
- Municipal Gardens
The municipal or the Company
gardens was previously (before independence) was also known as
Botanical gardens of Mussoorie. These gardens were laid by famous
geologist Dr. H. Fackner in the last century.
- Lal Tibba
This place is highest point in Musoorie.
Lal Tibba is located in Landour area which is the oldest inhabited
place in Mussorie.
- Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls, located 15 kms from
Mussoorie are the biggest attraction of the place. With water
cascading down from an altitude of 4,500 feet and splitting further
into five cascades, Kempty Falls offers a panoramic view.
The nearest Airport to Mussoorie is 60 kms
away from the place. The airport is called Jollygrant Airport but there
are no regular flights to this place. As such Mussoorie does not have a
direct rail link. Dehradun Railway station serves for Mussoorie too.
This station is linked which Superfast trains to other major cities in
country. From Dehradun one can hire a taxi or take a bus to Mussoorie.
The queen of hill stations is well connected with roads with other major
cities. There are regular bus services from various metros and other
tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh as well as from out side the
state. Bus services are provided by State transports. There are
conducted tours to Mussoorie too.