Mussoorie - Popularly known as the 'Queen of Hills'
Perfect place for nature lovers located in the foothills of Himalayan ranges.
Mussoorie, also called as the ‘Queen of Hills’, is a beautiful hill station situated in the foothills of Himalayan ranges in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, India.
It is situated at an altitude of 1,900 mts above the sea level and is one of the most visited hill stations of India, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and offers a great view of Doon valley and Shivalik ranges. It is also a perfect honeymoon destination and tourists can also enjoy shopping.
Mussoorie is a perfect place of choice for the adventure lovers as trekking is done here on a major scale. One can view the beautiful Himalayan ranges including Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara, and Gangotri group while going through the 400 mts long trek. Mussoorie is also known as the gateway to Gangotri and Yamunotri. It also has the famous Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where officers are trained for the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service.
Places of Interest
Below are the main places of attraction for tourists:
Camel’s Back Road
Sir George Everest House
The Mall Road
The name comes from a large rock that looks like a camel's hump
It is the second highest peak of Mussoorie and is accessible by the cable car on the Mall road.
It is the most popular picnic spot located 15 kms from Mussoorie.
A picnic spot where boating is also available.
It is the highest point in Mussoorie which offers a splendid view of the landscape.
A garden and an artificial mini lake with paddled boating facility; earlier known as the 'Company Garden'.
A newly developed but famous picnic spot, which offers an enchanting view of Doon Valley.
It provides a splendid view of Doon Valley on one side and panoramic view of Yamuna Valley and snowbound Himalayan ranges on the other.
It is the heart of Mussoorie which houses numerous restaurants, hotels and shops on the side of the road.
Below are the lesser known places of interest for tourists:
Nag Devta Temple
Van Chetna Kendra
Best Time to visit Mussoorie
The best season to visit Mussoorie is from April to June and from September to October; but if you want to see the snow, then the best time to go is from December-End to Mid-February.
How to reach Mussoorie
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport which is at a distance of 60 kms from Mussoorie. The nearest railway station is at Dehradun, which is 36 kms away from Mussoorie.
To see the other famous hill stations, visit Famous Hill Stations of India.