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Mussoorie Dehradun

Imagine visiting an easily accessible hill station during the scorching summer months that wipes all your tiredness, sadness and stress. Undoubtedly, Mussoorie is the answer. Be it for a small romantic getaway or even a leisure stroll away from hectic life, this little hill station is the best possible option.

Overlooking the embellished cottages and mist laden clouds of Doon Valley and Dehradun, it is located 250 km away from Delhi in the state of Uttarakhand.


Situated 7000 ft above sea level, this hill station marks an advent into the Garhwal Himalayas. Standing on one end of the ridge, one can overlook the mighty Ganga River from one end and the Yamuna from the other.


The rich, auspicious and overwhelming sight is absolutely priceless. These are few of the reasons behind Mussoorie getting established as a popular hill station and even a romantic getaway. Over the years, more and more honeymoon couples choose Mussoorie for their personal rendezvous as it’s easier to reach, less expensive and absolutely enthralling.


The establishment of Mussoorie as a hill station took place in 1823. It was always the unofficial summer capital during the time of British India.

The romantic ambience, captivating scenic landscapes and mesmerizing panoramic views are best escapades into the nature’s peaceful embrace.


Every tourist hotspot in Mussoorie, be it, Camel Back Cemetery, Gun Hill, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukaan, Landour Bazaar and the Mussoorie Library disclose their own historic captivating tales. The Victorian age architecture permeates the colonial past in a very exhilarating manner, making the entire hill station look like a foreign destination, gently carved away from the Indian landscape.


Kempty Falls Mussoorie

Following are the main attractions of Mussoorie


Kempty Falls: Situated at an altitude of 4500 feet, the scenic and breathtaking Kempty Falls are located in the hilly tracks in Mussoorie. John Mekinan, a British official, developed these falls as a tourist destination in 1835. The name ‘Kempty Falls’ originates from ‘Camp Tea’ as the Brits used to organize interesting tea parties here. It is located 15 km away from Mussoorie. It is closed during winters and monsoons. It is open from March to July.


Nature Walks: Tourists should indulge in nature walks when in Mussoorie. Few of them include touring the Barlowganj area, hillsides of Landour, Valley View to Clouds End, from Library head to the Happy Valley and finally the walk from Kapurthala Chateau on to the Company Bagh.


Mussoorie Lake: Boating in the Mussoorie Lake is one of the prime activities done by the tourists. With marvelous backdrop of hills to add peace and serenity in its ambience, the Mussoorie Lake has also evolved into a picnic spot. Boating in the Lake Mist is another favorite activity of the nature lovers.


Bhatta Falls: They are located 7 km away from Mussoorie. Over the years, several picnic spots have also developed around these falls. Three km away from the falls is the Bhatta village which is easily accessible.

Kanatal: It is one of the most picturesque and ethereal hamlets situated near to Mussoorie. It is located on the roadway to Mussoorie and Chamba. It is  known for its rustic and untamed natural  beauty.


Barlowganj: Tourists can also go for trekking to Barlowganj which is located 2.5 km away from Mussoorie.


Apart from these essential tourist hotspots, Mussoorie is also known for specific activities like paragliding, trout fishing, roller skating and wildlife sighting. In case the weather permits, paragliding over the Mussoorie Lake can be one of the most beautiful moments in a tourist’s life. One can also opt for fishing in the Yamuna and Algar River. Though, it is necessary to take permits from the Divisional Forest Office in Mussoorie. Also do visit the Cambridge Book Store in Mussoorie which has preserved even quite very old books.



Excursions Mussoorie

Excursions from Mussoorie
Nearby places to Mussoorie include Kempty Falls (15 km), Dhanautli (26.1 km) Kanatal (43.5km) and Chamba (67 km).


Shopping in Mussoorie
It is a very interesting journey in itself. The shopping hotspots in Mussoorie include Mulri Bazar, Mall, Gandhi Chowk and Landour Bazaar. Wooden decorative items are very famous in Mussoorie along with brass and ceramic items. Tourists also prefer to buy hand carved sticks made of Oakwood.  One can also buy traditional Garhwali dress here and go for window shopping expensive Ladakhi shawls.


When to Reach
Summers are basically the best time to visit Mussoorie as it offers the much needed respite from the scorching summer sun. Thus, the months of April to June attract the most number of tourists.


How to reach
Air: Mussoorie can be reached through the nearest airport of Jolly Grant in Dehradun. All the major cities in India are connected by flight to Dehradun.
Rail: There are several trains that connect Delhi with Dehradun.
Road: Mussoorie is well connected by inter connected roadways.



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