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Mussorie

Popularly 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 Mussoorieseeing places in Mussorie Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Camel's Back Road, The Jheel etc.

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
Mussoorie 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
Mussoorie 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 to snowfall.

Sightseeing
  • 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.
  • Kulri
    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.
How to reach
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.


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