Mussoorie is one of the destinations in the
state that present the fascinating beauty of natural greenery. The town
is just 250 miles away from the capital city of India, Delhi. The city
also acquires a great significance as a popular hill station. It is also
titled by the name of "queen of hills" for the scenic beauty
all around. The sight seeing quality that gives the sense pleasure
attracts the tourists across the country. The town is perched at an
elevation of 7000 feet high above the sea level. The existence is
determined by an army officer named, Young in the century of 1827.
Mussoorie also gives us the pleasure to view the snowy peaks of the
mighty Himalayas. The married couples also move to Mussoorie for
honeymoon. There are two most known temples
tourists and the locals as well visit to offer pray. Where the holy
river Ganges flows touching the sites. The atmosphere remains pleasant
throughout the year. September to November is the best time to move on
to Mussoorie. Winters keeps cool and summers remain pleasant.
How to Reach Mussoorie
There are three modes of transportations to reach
Mussoorie. By air, railway and by road.
Mussoorie is well
connected The town also well connected with the roads. It is well
touched with Delhi by roads and the major cities in India. There is
Uttarakhand State Transport Corporation which services to the people
connecting it with several cities in India. There is local transport
also available from the nearby cities like the holy city
Railways also a convenient way to reach
Mussoorie. Dehradun is the main and major railway station just 34 kilo
meter away from Mussoorie. And from station private buses and taxies are
access to Mussoorie. The Dehradun
also well connected with the major towns in India.
Mussoorie is conveniently approachable by air
and linked with the main airways all over India. Jolly Grant airport is
the nearest to the beautiful hilly town which is just 60 kilo meter from
Mussoorie. Jolly Grant airport is well connects the city with Delhi.
Prime Attractions in Mussoorie
A major tourist attraction in Mussoorie, it lies at a
distance of 15 km from the hill town. The waterfall is not only visited
by those who come to Mussoorie but also by those who come to Dehradun.
Here, travellers can enjoy feasting their eyes on waterfalls cascading
from an altitude of 4,500 ft. The Kempty Falls in Mussoorie was
developed John Mekinan around 1835. Visitors can soak up the scenery at
the waterfall only between the months of March and July. The Kempty
Falls remain closed during monsoon and winter months.
Gun Hill is the second highest peak in Mussoorie.
There are two ways to their, you can go on foot covering a distance of
30 minutes or you can go by rope way. From this point you can view the
broadly the snow covered Himalaya, Pithwara and Srikantha. The place
offers you a calm atmosphere.
Lal Tibba is the highest point of Mussoorie. It is
the place which provides the visitors splendid sight of the landscape.
This old site situated in Landour. Landour is the most former populated
place of Lal Tibba. People enjoy a lot while riding on a horse to the
peak. The place also makes you to feel the British ascent. There is very
popular Japanese Telescope which was settled by the Municipality to give
a comprehensive view of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Banderpunch and Himalaya
The Mussoorie Lake is come into existence as a new
picnic place for visitors. This new Lake is made by the Mussoorie
Dehradun Development Authority on Dehradun Mussoorie road. This newly
picnic spot is jus 6 kilo meter from Mussoorie. The place has less
amount of people, calm and clean surroundings. There are very few shops
to eat. There are water boats available to enjoy the moment.
Camel's Back Point
The area is called as Camel's Back Point; the reason
is that there is rock which is just appears like a camel. The Mussoorie
public school makes you able to see this point clearly. Tourist can
experience a pony ride that is truly unforgettable here.