Mussoorie

Mussoorie

The queen of hill stations is about 89 km from Haridwar and the salubrious climate and deep woods make it an ideal hill station. The name, Mussoorie, derives its name from plants of ‘Mussoorie’, found in abundance here. After its discovery, this place gradually developed as a center of education, business, tourism and beauty. The hill station of Mussoorie came into being around the 1830s. What began as a small settlement grew into a large station to turn into a hill station of today overlooking the sprawling Doon valley and the city of Dehradun. Mussoorie was not named after a place in England. The British were content to follow the name given by the hill-folk. Mussoorie, at a height of around 7000 ft above the sea level, straddles a ridge in the Garhwal Himalayas, developing into a major tourism destination.

General Information


Area (Approx.) : 65 sq km

Language : Hindi, English, Garhwali

Best Time to Visit April to October

Long Distance Code 0135
Access

By Air – The nearest airport is Jollygrant, Dehradun

By Rail – The nearest railhead is Dehradun, followed by Haridwar and Rishikesh

By Road – Mussorie is 35 from Dehradun and which is well connected to all major towns and cities.

Accommodation

HOTEL JAYPEE RESIDENCY MANOR, MUSSORIE ***** Deluxe
Barlowganj, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL CLARIDGES NABHA RESORT, MUSSORIE
Barlowganj Road, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL FORTUNE DUNSVIRK COURT, MUSSORIE
Dunsvirk Court, Baroda Estate Library
Mussorie, Uttaranchal

SAVOY HOTEL, MUSSORIE ***
The Mall, Library, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL SOLITAIRE PLAZA, MUSSORIE ***
Picture Palace, Kinrag Road
Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL OASIS, MUSSORIE ***
Convent Road, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL SHIVA CONTINENTAL, MUSSORIE **
The Mall, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

FILIGREE HOTEL, MUSSORIE **
Camel’s Back Road, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL CONNAUGHT CASTLE, MUSSORIE
The Mall, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL CLASSIC HEIGHTS, MUSSORIE
Library Chowk, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

COUNTRY INN, MUSSORIE
Kincrerg, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL HARD ROCK, MUSSORIE
Big Bend, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL KASMANDA LODGE, MUSSORIE
The Mall, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL MIDTOWN, MUSSORIE
The Mall, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL PEAK VIEW, MUSSORIE
Opp. State Bank Of India, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

SHILTON HOTEL, MUSSORIE
Library Bazar, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL SHINING STAR, MUSSORIE
Library, The Mall, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

STERLING HOLIDAY RESORT, MUSSORIE
Radha Bhawan Estate, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

VALLEY VIEW HOTEL, MUSSORIE
The Mall, Mussorie, Uttaranchal

HOTEL WESTERN, MUSSORIE
The Mall, Mussorie, Uttaranchal
Places Of Interest

Mussoorie Lake - This lake is located some 7-kms on the highway to Dehradun. The gateway of this lake appears to be welcoming tourists from Dehradun. One can enjoy boating at this lake. One also gets a very good view of the Dun Valley from this lake. The villages surrounding Mussoorie can also be seen from here.

Lal Tibba - This place is highest point in Mussoorie. Lal Tibba is located in Landour area that is the oldest inhabited place in Mussoorie.

The Mall & Camel’s Back - Rickshaw rides down the Mall, and around the wooded road of Camel’s Back with its timeless views of the northern ranges of the Himalayas, are a pleasure which is virtually unique to Mussoorie. Younger, and younger-at-heart, people prefer to amble down the Mall. And, in keeping with our informal atmosphere, it is fashionable to eat roasted peanuts while you amble. These are bought from barrows and little roadside vendors who keep them around little terracotta Gharries-pots filled with glowing, smoking, faggots. One of the barrows offers a bonus; it stands beneath a hoarding depicting Mussoorie’s attractions so that you can get the lay of the land while you crack-crunch-relish.

Tibetan Temple - This temple is located in Happy valley area of Mussoorie. Both Company gardens and Tibetan temple can be seen in one day. They are located one kilometer from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Administrative Academy. The Tibetan temple is evidence to rich Tibetan cultural heritage. This temple is sure to attract attention of tourists.

Lake Mist - This place is seven kilometers on way to Kempty. Lake mist offers a perfect resting place for tired and weary tourists. There are good accommodation facilities available here.

Charlieveli Hotel - This was the first hotel in Mussoorie. Charlieveli Hotel was only hotel in India that was under Queen Mary, who later became Queen of Britain. Since the last century till independence this hotel was very famous both in India and abroad.

Cloud End - A British major had a building constructed in 1838. This beautiful building was converted into hotel and was named Cloud End. It got the name because it appears that the clouds have ended here. From this place one can have a good view of the valley. Cloud end is located some 8-km west’s of Mussoorie hills. Due to its location, at the end of horizon, it is very popular among the Honeymooners and foreign tourists. Good place to take break from crowd.

Kempty Falls (15-km drive from Mussoorie), Nag Tibba(55-km from Mussoorie), Gun Hill, Dhanolti

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