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Mussoorie City

Facts at a Glance

Country: India
State: Uttarakhand
Location: North West of Uttarakhand
District: Dehradun
Altitude: 1,876 m
Population: 26,100
Language: Hindi,English,Garhwali, Kumauni,Gorkhali
Known as: Hill Station
Nearby City: Dehradun

Located in the North West part of Uttarakhand, Mussoorie is one of the most popular hill stations of India. Situated at the distance of about 35 kms from the state capital Dehradun on the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan, it is also popular with the name ‘Queen of the Hills’.

Interestingly, the word ‘Mussoorie’ is often attributed to a derivation of 'mansoor', which is the shrub found indigenously in the area. Therefore, Mussoorie town is more often referred as 'Mansoori' by most Indians.

Mussoorie Tourism

Tourism in Mussoorie is the most significant aspect that contributes major part of its revenue. Right from the British period, it remains as the favourite place for tourism. Surprisingly, it has the nature walk on the road, which looks like camel’s hump and hence, people love to call ‘Camel’s Back Road’. However, the major tourists’ attractions of Mussoorie are:

Jwalaji Temple: Located at the distance of 9 kms from Mussoorie, it is popular temple of Goddess Durga. It is situated at the altitude of 2,240 m.

Nag Devta Temple: Located on Cart Mackenzie Road at the distance of about 6 kms from Mussoorie, this is an ancient temple dedicated to Snake God of Lord Shiva.

Gun Hill: One of the most interesting points accessible by the cable car on the Mall road.

St Mary’s Church: Mussoorie has one of the oldest churches in Uttarakhand located on Mall Road.

Company Garden: It is a beautiful garden, which has various varieties of flowers.

Happy Valley: It is a small but popular Tibetan temple. It was built in the year 1960.

Lat Tiba: The highest point of Mussoorie, it is a popular tourists’ point.

Dhanaulti Hill Station: Located at the distance of about 32 kms from Mussoorie, it has scenic landscape, which fascinates thousands of tourists every year.

Lake Mist: Located in a wonderful landscape, it is popular spot for picnic with accommodation and other modern facilities.

Municipal Garden: A popular picnic spot with artificial lake and boating facility.

Mussoorie Lake: Located at the distance of 6 kms, it is newly built picnic spot. It has boating facility as well.

Kempty Falls: Located in a beautiful landscape, it is one of the most popular picnic spots in the state.

Jharipani Fall: Located at the distance of about 9 kms from Mussorrie, it is a scenic natural landscape.

Bhatta Falls: Located on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road at the distance of 7 kms, it is a popular place for picnic.

Mossy Fall: Located at the distance of 7 kms from Mussoorie, it is known for its scenic landscape.

Sir George Everest’s House: Popular as laboratory of Sir George Everest, it is the place from where you can take real view of Himalayan Mountains.

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration: The primer Indian Administrative Academy (IAS) namely Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration is located in Mussoorie.

How to Reach??

By Road: Located at the distance of about 240 kms from national capital New Delhi and only 35 kms from state capital Dehradun, Mussoorie is well connected with road. The frequencies of buses are pretty high form both of the places.

By Rail: Dehradun is the nearest Railway Station, which is connected various major and minor cities of India. Once you reached Dehradun Railway Station then from here either you can take bus or else you can also hire private small vehicle.

By Air: Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport, which is well connected with other major cities of India. Today, there are various flight services from Delhi, Mumbai and from other cities available.

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