Queen of Hill Stations, Mussoorie, is one of the famous tourist
destinations of Uttranchal. It is famous for its scenic natural
beauty. Mussoorieis situated in the Shivalik Hills which is 35 Km
far from Dehradoon, the capital of Uttaranchal. It is 5000 Mt above
sea level. Wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges and
glittering views of the Doon Valley can be seen from here. Mussoorie
has rich forest, flora and fauna. It has lots of varieties of plants
In summers, the weather in Mussoorie is wonderful and attracts
lots of tourists from all over the world. In winters the view of
snow clad Himalayan ranges is breathtaking and enchanting. One can
easy see Himalayan peaks from Mussoorie. From Gun hill and Lal Tibba,
a clear view of China border and Himalayas is seen. A Lal Bahadur
Shashtri National Academy of Administrative officer is located here,
where training is imparted to the officers of Indian Civil Services
(IAS). Apart from these many schools and colleges on National and
International level are located here.
Famous for its incomparable beauty, this place is popular as it
is near to Delhi, the capital of India. It is conveniently connected
to Delhi by road and is gateway to Gangotri and Yamunotri pilgrimages.
The history of Mussoorie is way back in the year 1827 when commander
of British Army, Captain Young established a centre for its development.
This centre was The Mullinger where people made lots
of cottages nearby this house. This place was named Mussoorie as
a lentil named Masoor was grown here.
15 kms from Mussoorie
on the Yamuna off road having an altitude of 4500 feet, it has the
distinction of being the biggest and the most magnificent waterfall
located in a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountains. Bath
at the foot of the falls is refreshing and enjoyable for children
and adults alike.
Camel's Back Road
It starts from Kulri Bazar near Rink hall and ends at Library Bazar
covering a total distance of about 3 kms. The main charm of this
road is horse riding and walking. Camel's rock with a life like
resemblance can be seen from the spot near Mussoorie School.
This is 8.5 kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani Road. Visitors
can go by bus or by car upto 7 kms to Jharipani from where the fall
is 1.5 kms on foot.
7 kms from Mussoorie access via Barlowganj.
Nag Devta Temple
An ancient temple situated on Cart Mackenjie Road and is about 6
kms from Mussoorie. Vehicles can go right up to the spot. It provides
a charming view of the Doon Valley as well as Mussoorie.
A newly developed picnic spot situated on Mussoorie - Dehradun road,
6 kms from Mussoorie.
It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are available. It commands
an enchanting view of the Doon Valley and nearby villages.
Van Chetna Kendra
At a distance of about 3 kms on Tehri by pass road this place is
developed as a picnic spot. The park is surrounded by pine forests
and flowering shrubs and is approachable by foot or car. The main
attraction is the wildlife of the park like Ghurar, Kankar, and
Himalayan Peacock etc.
Sir George Everest House
6 kms away, this is the Park estate of Sir George Everest, First
Surveyor General of India who had his office and residence there.
The highest peak Mount Everest is named after him.
Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill)
9 kms to the west of Mussoorie and at an altitude of 2104 meters,
is the Jwalaji Temple. It is situated on the top of Benog hill and
has an idol of Durga Mata in it. The temple is surrounded by thick
forests and offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas, Doon Valley
and Yamuna Valley.
General Information & Accomdation info on Mussoorie city of Uttaranchal - India