Mussoorie Hill Station Uttarakhand
Mussoorie is considered as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’. It is situated at an altitude of 6000 metres above sea level on the foot hills of the Himalayas, renowned for its colonial heritages and religious sites. Its lush green hills, the varied flora and fauna and the lofty view of Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley tempts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to visit here every year.
Lt. frederick young of east India company and F.J. Shore, then magistrate of Doon got mesmerised by the extraordinary beauty of the Mussoorie and decided to construct a hunting lodge on the Camel Back Road. Frederick created the first Gorkha Regiment at Mussoorie and started potato farming for the first time in the valley.
Mussoorie is adorned by the many of the most beautiful scenic views such as Kempty Falls, it is one of the oldest and most popular tourist destination near Mussoorie. It is most enchanting picnic spot and a perfect place fore a day out. Gun Hill, it is a popular view point of Mussoorie which offers picturesque view of Himalayan and Doon Valley. It is also accessible through a car cable also. Soham Heritage and Art Centre displays the culture and tradition of the Himalayas through painting on canvasses, sculptures, frescos, murals and scrap art. Camel back road provides calmness and inner peace through a beautiful walk under the nature. Cloud End is the geographical end of Massoorie. It is known for its scenic beauty, surrounded by oak and deodar forest and enjoyable climate. Other places of interest are IKYA Island, an adventure park in Mussoorie, Lake Mist, Benog Wildlife Sanctuary, Devalsari, Company Garden, Jwala Devi Temple, Bhatta Falls, Lal Tibba, Jhirpani Falls, Mussoorie Lake, The Mall Road and Sir George Everest House.
Mountaineering, mountain biking, camping, trekking and nature walks are some of the popular activities in Mussoorie. Visitors can also go for some other activities like roller skating, fishing and horse riding.
April to June is the peak season of travelling Mussoorie. During the place offers pleasant weather which is quite suitable for exploring the beauty of the hills while if visitors are keen to enjoy the snow in Mussoorie then they should prefer winter months such as October to February
If visitors are travelling through airways then nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun situated 60kms away from Mussoorie. Taxis can be hired outside the airport which will take you to your destination. For railways, again Dehradun railway station is the closest one from Mussoorie, at a distance of 36kms. Then one has to avail taxis to reach Mussoorie. Travelling Mussoorie through roadways is the easiest way because it is well connected to major destinations like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Tehri and Delhi etc. Luxury and standard buses to Mussoorie are easily approachable from ISBT, Anand Vihar, Delhi.
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