Mussoorie was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. As you approach Leh for the first time, via the sloping sweep of dust and pebbles that divide it from the floor of the Indus Valley, you'll have little difficulty imagining how the old trans-Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central's Asia most scenic and atmospheric towns. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks.
|Area||25 sq km|
|Altitude||1,826 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-31.0 C Winter,Min.-1.0C,Max.-12.0C|
|Languages||English, Hindi, Garhwali|
|Rainfall||__ cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||April-June and September-October|
How to get there
1. Air :-Indian Airlines connects Jolly Grant Airport, 24 km from Dehradun, with Delhi.
Places to Visit
|Gun Hill||Municipal Garden|
|Camel's Back Point||Kempty Falls|
|Lal Tibba||Mussoorie Lake|
|Jharipani falls||Bhatta Falls|
|Naga Tibba||Dhanolti||Surkhanda Devi|
|Lakha Mandal||Vinog Mountain Quail Sanctuary||Sahastra Dhara Falls|
Mussoorie is famous for wooden decorative and gift items. The Tibetan metal wares and Ladakhi shawls are also the specialities of the area.
|Honeymoon Inn||Jaypee Residency||Shilton Hotel|
|Hotel Green Castle||Kasmanda Palace Hotel||Hotel Ashoka Continental|
|The Claridges||Connaught Castle||Hotel Country Inn|