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Mussoorie LakeMussoorie 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.
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Tourist Attractions in Mussoorie

Gun Hill - 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 - 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 unique experience.

The Mall - 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.

Gun Hill - MussoorieMussoorie Lake - 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.

Clouds End - 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 - 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.
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Childer's Lodge - 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 exhilarating.

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 - 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)
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