is also known as Queen of Hill Stations because of its scenic beauty. This
hill station is the incredible holiday destination located in Uttranchal in
North India. Mussoorie is located at a height of 2,500 meters. Due to its
location and beauty Mussoorie is considered as the best hill station in the
north India. Mussoorie was first discovered in 1827 by Captain Young-an
adventurous military officer. Mussoorie is also popular among tourists
because of its modern bungalows, malls, well laid gardens, cascading
waterfalls and grassy slopes. Gun Hill is the most famous place of Mussoorie
because from here tourists can experience the enchanting view of the great
Himalayan peaks and get a bird's eye view of Mussoorie.
Mussoorie also comprises lots of other attractions for tourists like Kempty
falls, Lal Tibba, Gun Hill, The Kulri Bazaar, Library Chowk, Municipal
Garden, Childer's Lodge, Camel's Back Road, Clous End, Jharipani Fall,
Bhatta Fall, Nag Devta Temple, Mussorie Lake, Van Chetna Kendra, Jwalaji
Temple, Naga Tibba, Dhanolti, Surkhanda Devi and Lakha Mandal. One can also
visit famous Hindu pilgrimage centres which are very near to Mussoorie like
Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Haridwar and Rishikesh.
- Gun Hill is the second highest peak of
Mussoorie and is connected from the Mall through the ropeway as well as
bridles path. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. Gun Hill offers a
beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and a bird's eye view of
Mussoorie town and Doon Valley.
- Kempty Falls is located 15 kms away from
Mussoorie. This place is the biggest and prettiest tourist attraction with
water cascading down from an altitude of 4,500 feet and splitting further
into five different water streams. Taking bath at the foot of the falls is a
- This is the only and famous Mall or the
shopping center in Mussoorie which includes a row of shops where one can
find and purchase lots of things as per his choice. Here one can find
ceramic ware, Thangkas, carved walking sticks and the Ladhaki shawls.
Camel Back Road
- Camel Back Road starts from Kulri
Bazar near Rink Hall and ends at Library Bazar. This ride covers a total
distance of 3 kms.
- Mussoorie lake is becoming a newly developed picnic spot in
Mussoorie. This place is about 6 kms far from Mussoorie. Here Pedal boats
are available for boating.
- In 1838 by a British Major this bungalow
was built. Now this bungalow has been converted into a hotel which is called
Clouds End. This place is situated at the extreme west of Mussoorie Hill, 8
kms from Library. Surrounding of this resort is very beautiful and it offers
a wide variety of flora and fauna.
- Municipal Garden is a picnic spot in
Mussoorie. This is a beautiful garden which has an artificial mini lake with
boating facilities. Distance of this garden from the Mall is 4kms.
- Childer's Lodge is situated on the highest Peak of Mussoorie near Lal
Tibba. This place is only 5 kms away from the Tourist Office. To reach this
place one can go on horse back or on foot. Snow view from this spot is
Nag Devta Temple
- Nag Devta Temple is an ancient temple
situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6 kms away from Mussoorie.
Vehicles can go easily right up to the spot.
- Jwalaji Temple is 9 kms away to the
west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 m. Jwalaji Temple is situated
on the top of the Benog Hill. This temple is dedicated to Mata Durga and
surrounded by thick forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan
peaks and Yamuna valley.
Tourist Attractions Around Mussoorie
Mussoorie hill station is not only famous for its scenic beauty but also
for some adventure activities like trekking, mountaineering and
archeological importance. One can enjoy long walks and horse riding in
Mussoorie. Naga Tibba in Mussoorie is an ideal spot for trekking and it is
the highest peak around Mussoorie. This place is covered by thick forest.
Dhanolti is one more place near Mussoorie which is famous for deodhar
forests and mountainscapes. Surkhanda Devi temple around 35 km away from
Mussoorie is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is one more
place near Mussoorie, Lakha Mandal which is linked with the Mahabharata with
idols of archaeological importance.
How to reach Mussoorie
Mussoorie is well connected by roads with Dehra Dun, Delhi, Roorkee and
Saharanpur. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun is only 60 kms
away from Mussoorie. Mussoorie does not have a direct rail link. Dehradun
Railway station serves for Mussoorie too which is linked with Superfast
trains to other major cities in country.
Hotels/ Resorts in Mussoorie
As Mussoorie is most visited hill station of India, it houses hundred of
hotels, inns and resorts. There is every type of accommodation option in
Mussoorie as per the demand and choice of visitor. Hotels are available from
budget class to luxury and deluxe class. If someone wants other type of
accommodation option like Cottages and flats then these are also available
on lease. Some of the major hotels and resorts in Mussoorie are:
» Jaypee Residency Manor ( 5 Star Deluxe Hotel )
» Shilton Hotel ( 4 Star Hotel )
» Connaught Castle ( 3 Star Hotel )
» Comfort Inn Fort Resorts ( 3 Star Hotel )
» Hotel Hard Rock ( 3 Star Hotel )
» Sterling Holiday Resort (Budget Hotel)
» Country Inn Mussoorie (Budget Hotel)