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Introduction

Mussoorie is a city and a municipal board, about 34 km from Dehradun and in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley & Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort.

Area 25 sq km
Altitude 1,826m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-31.0 C Winter,Min.-1.0C,Max.-12.0C
Language Garhwali, Hindi & English
STD Code 02875
Rainfall __ cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit April-June and September-October

Mussoorie MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Indian Airlines connects Jolly Grant Airport, 24 km from Dehradun, with Delhi.
  2. Rail:-The nearest railhead is Dehradun which is 34 Kms. from Mussoorie.
  3. Road:- Mussoorie is well connected to all major areas of the region.

Places to Visit

Gun Hill Municipal Garden Camel's Back Point Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba Mussoorie Lake Jharipani falls Bhatta Falls

Excursion

Naga Tibba Dhanolti Surkhanda Devi Lakha Mandal
Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary Sahastra Dhara Falls    

Shopping

Mussoorie is famous for wooden decorative and gift items. The Tibetan metal wares and Ladakhi shawls are also the specialities of the area.

Accommodation

Honeymoon Inn Jaypee Residency Shilton Hotel Hotel Green Castle
Kasmanda Palace Hotel Hotel Ashoka Continental The Claridges Connaught Castle
Hotel Country Inn Ashiyana Continental