Mussoorie Hill Station | Mussoorie | Places to Visit in Mussoorie
Mussoorie is a city and a municipal board, about 34 km from Dehradun and in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.
Being at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists. The highest point is Lal Tibba with a height of over 2,290 metres (7,510 ft)
Fact of Mussoorie:
Area:65 sq km
Temperature in Summer:31.2°C(max);7.2°C(min)
Temperature in Winter:7.2°C(max);1.1°C(min)
Languages:Hindi and English
Best Time to Visit:April-June and September-October
Weather Forecast Mussoorie:
What to wear in Mussoorie:
In summer, light woolens are advisable while heavy woolens are a necessity during winter.
The summer season extends from April to June. The winter season is from September to December.
How to reach Mussoorie (Travel Information for Mussoorie):
There are regular flights from Delhi to Doon Valley (Jolly Grant). From the Jolly Grant airport, taxis and buses ply to Dehradun, from where they go up to Mussoorie (2¼ hours, 60 km). The overnight Mussoorie Express links Delhi to Dehradun, the railhead for Mussoorie.
Delhi to Mussoorie is 290 km by road. Dehradun to Mussoorie is 35 km. There are direct buses from Delhi to Mussoorie, along with private taxis. Buses ply every half hour from Dehradun to Mussoorie. Private taxis and shared taxis are favored by a majority of visitors.
By Train:There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Dehradun and vice-versa. Dehradun is the nearest railhead to Mussoorie. You can reach up to Dehradun by train as Dehradun is well connected by railways with other major cities of India. Mussoorie is only one hour drive (35kms) from Dehradun.
By Air:Jolly Grant Airport comes in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state and is one of the two operational airports of Uttarakhand. Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Dehradun and Mussoorie as well. It is situated 54kms from Mussoorie and is well connected by motorable road.
Mussoorie - Local Transport:Hand pulled rickshaws, taxis and cars are not allowed on the Mall, but can move in other motorable parts of Mussoorie.
Dehradun 36 kms
Haridwar 90 kms
Dhanaulti 26 kms
Chakrata 26 kms
Gangotri 250 kms
Rishikesh 77 kms
Shimla 276 kms
Delhi 278 kms
Places of visit in Mussoorie:
GunHill Second Highest point of Mussoorie, at an altitude of 2024m located at 30°29′43″N 78°04′28″E / 30.4953°N 78.0745°E / 30.4953; 78.0745
About 5 km before Kempty falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty road is a developed good picnic spot with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is also available. The place showcases nature in an exquisite manner. With the Kempty river flowing through it, Lake Mist has many small but beautiful waterfalls made by the river. Thus, this is a gem in the queen of hills.
Ivy Bank Guest House- Landour Cantt.
It is a pretty little guest house with white window panes and comfort available at inexpensive rates. It overlooks the beautiful valley of mussoorie and you can spot St. george's and Woodstock School easily. A small road shoots off to get to the guest house which is situated close to the highest point i.e. Lal Tibba. This cozy inn is situated very close to Landour Language School and is run by A very nice family(The Sharmas).
It is picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with paddled boating facility. It is located at a distance of 4 km by rickshaw cycles, pony or by a car and 2 km via Waverly Convent School road on foot.
A newly developed picnic spot build by City Board & Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority, is situated at 6 km on Mussoorie-Dehradun road having a facility of pedaled boats. It offers an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages. View during Night is marvelous.
Also known as "Nahata Estate" is a huge property of more than 300 acres (1.2 km2), owned by the Harakh Chand Nahata family, is also the highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba, it is situated at 5 km from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. The view of snow-clad mountains is exhilarating.
7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road near Bhatta Village. Accessible by car or bus up to Bhatta from where the fall is 3 km by foot. A fall with different ponds for bathing and water amusements, ideal place for picnic.
Located at 8.5 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani road. One can go by local bus or car up to Jharipani from where the fall is about 1.5 km on foot.
The fall is surrounded by a dense forest and is 7 km from Mussoorie. One can go there via Barlowganj or Balahisar.
Sir George Everest's House:
Park Estate is where one can find the remains of the building and laboratory of Sir George Everest,the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. It is after George Everest that the world's highest peak Mt. Everest is named. It is 6 km from Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar and is accessible by vehicle, although the road is very rough beyond Haathi Paon. The place provides an enchanting view of Doon Valley on one side and a panoramic view of the Aglar River valley and the snow peaks of the Himalayan ranges on the other. It is a wonderful walk from Library Bazaar and a beautiful spot for a picnic.
Nag Devta Temple:
An ancient temple dedicated to Snake God Lord Shiva and is situated on Cart Mackenzie Road about 6 km from Mussoorie on the way to Dehradun. Vehicles can go right up to the temple. This place provides an enchanting view of Mussoorie and the Doon Valley.
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill):
Situated at an altitude of 2240 m, this temple is 9 km west of Mussoorie. It is situated on the top of Benog Tibba (Hill) and contains an old idol of Goddess Durga. There is a marvelous view of the Aglar River valley. It can not be accessed by vehicle although a motor road goes most of the way from Mussoorie.
This hotel is surrounded by thick deodar forest. The bungalow, built in 1838 by a British major, was one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie and has now been converted into a hotel. The place provides peace and calm and is full of flora and fauna.
Van Chetna Kendra:
11 km to the South of library point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hectares. It is famous for the extinct bird species Mountain Quail (Pahari Bater), which was last spotted in 1876.
Mussoorie is a popular destination for honeymooning couples, mainly because of its relatively cool climes and calm and lovely environment.
Located 8 km. from Mussoorie on Mussoorie Dhanaulti Road is Himalayan Weavers, which produces hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina. Their aim is to produce high quality handloom products, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region.
About 55km, an ideal spot for trekking. Naga Tibba is the highest peak around Mussoorie at 10,000 feet and is covered by thick forests.
On Mussoorie-Tehri Road 25km away, it has deodhar forests and mountainscapes.
Surkhanda Devi Temple at 10,000 feet, 35 km down the Mussoorie - Tehri road. Perched on a peak, the temple demands a stiff two-km climb form devotees. The temple, goes the legend, was built on the site where the head of Shiva's consort (Shiva is the destroyer in the Hindu trinity) fell after it was chopped off to stop Shiva's terrifying dance of death that was shaking the universe to its very core.
80 km away on the Mussoorie-Yamunotri Road. Linked with the Mahabharata with idols of archaeological importance.
Mussoorie (When to visit):
Mussoorie Hill ViewMussoorie 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.
Hotels in Mussoorie:
Kasmnda Palace Mussoorie:
Kasmanda Palace Mussoorie is a prominent heritage hotel of Mussoorie. It has 15 rooms which offer facilities like attached bathrooms, dressing mirrors and cold and hot water. Food served at this hotel provides Himachali dishes and Indian, Chinese and Continental food. There are some recreational facilities as well. Savoy Hotel Mussoorie is another heritage hotel of Mussoorie.
Hotel Jaypee Residency Manor Mussoorie:
Hotel Jaypee Residency Manor Mussoorie is a deluxe hotel at Mussoorie. It has 90 rooms that provide amenities like attached bathrooms, tea and coffee makers and cold and hot water. There are three restaurants and bars that serve Indian, Continental and Chinese food along with beverages. There are a number of recreational facilities as well.
Avalon Resorts Mussoorie:
Avalon Resorts Mussoorie is a prominent first class hotel of Mussoorie. It has 53 cottages that offer facilities like cold and hot water, close circuit televisions and room heaters. Menu is made up of Indian, Continental and Chinese dishes. There are banquet, recreational and business facilities.
Following are other first class hotels of Mussoorie:
Comfort Inn Resort Hotel
Hotel Green Castle
Park Plaza Sylverton
Connaught Castle Mussoorie:
Connaught Castle Mussoorie is an economy hotel of Mussoorie. It has 5 deluxe suites along with 19 rooms. These rooms provide facilities like satellite television, in house video and electronic telephone. Food served comprises of North Indian, Continental, Mughlai and Chinese dishes and coffee is also available. There are business facilities as well.
Following are other economy hotels in Mussoorie: v
Honeymoon Inn Mussoorie
Hotel Ashiyana Continental
Hotel Ashoka Continental
Hotel Hard Rock
Hotel Horizon Mussoorie
Hotel Lords Mussoorie
Hotel Padmini Nivas
Hotel Shiva Continental
Hotel Solitaire Plaza
Hotel Starz Regency
Oasis Resort Mussoorie
Shipra Hotel Mussoorie
Surbee Resort Mussoorie
The Pearl Hotel Mussoorie
Green N Breeze Resort Mussoorie:
Green N Breeze Resort Mussoorie is a prominent budget hotel of Mussoorie. It provides exceptional accommodation facilities and a decent cuisine comprising of Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. There are other international standard facilities as well.
Following are other budget hotels of Mussoorie:
Highness Heights Mussoorie
Hotel Brentwood Mussoorie
Hotel Classic Heights
Hotel Emerald Heights
Hotel Midtown Mussoorie
Hotel Western Mussoorie
Hotel Peak View Mussoorie
Nand Residency Mussoorie
Valley View Hotel Mussoorie
Hotel Vishnu Palace Mussoorie
Hotel Green Castle
Hotel Honeymoon Inn
Hotel Jaypee Residency Manor
Hotel Ashok Continental
Hotel Claridges Nabha
Hotel Shiva Continental
Sterling Holiday Resort
Hotel Kasmanda Palace