Mussoorieis one of the most popular hill station of India, established by Captain Young in 1825. At a height of 2005 mtr. Mussoorie always remained unofficial – for the affairs of heart and well known as Honeymoon capital of India. Mussoorie is a perfect summer resort and a major educational and cultural center has rolled into one hub. Just 34 Km from Dehradun, Mussoorie overlooks the majestic Doon Valley to its South and impressive Himalayas up North.
PLACES OF INTEREST GUN HILL: Gun hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie. The mall is the starting point for the cable car towards the summit of Gun Hill.
LAL TIBBA: Lal Tibba is the highest hill & situated at an altitude of 2438 meters above sea level. The view to the north and snow – capped peaks is stunning and best at sunrise.
CLOUD’S END: It is located about 8 km west of Mussoorie hills. A British major had a building constructed in 1838 and later it was converted into hotel and was named Cloud’s End.
SIR GEORGE EVEREST HOUSE: The George Everest house is the peak estate of Sir George, the surveyor General of India. He had an office and residence here.
THE MALL: The Mall is the main shopping area in Mussoorie. The Mall road connects the two bazaars (market), Kulri and Library.
MUNICIPAL GARDEN/ COMPANY BAGH
MUSSOORIE LAKE: The artificial Mussoorie Lake is situated about 6 km short of Mussoorie on the way from Dehradun. Paddle Boats are available.
BHATTA FALL: A beautiful & natural fall amidst most serene environment. It is situated 8 km short of Mussoorie on the way from Dehradun. A fall with different ponds for bathing and water amusements makes it an ideal place for picnic.
KEMPTY FALL: Kempty fall is situated about 15 km away on the Yamunotri road. It is a popular and picturesque waterfall.
LAKHA MANDAL: It is situated on the Yamunotri Road, past kempty falls. According to hindu mythology, the kauravas made a shellac house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here. There are hundreds of idols of archaeological importance which have been preserved by the Archaeological Survey of india.
SURKHANDA DEVI TEMPLE: Surkhanda devi temple is situated about 35 km from mussoorie at a height of 3021 mtr. It is the highest point in the area.
DHANUALTI: Dhanaulti is becoming pleasant surprise for the weekend travelers. Dhanualti is 25 km away from mussoorie and at an height of 2250 mtr. Above sea level. It is an ideal location that ensures absolute peace of mind, surrounded thick virgin forests of Deodars, Oaks and Rhododendrons.
CHAMBA: Unexplored, untouched, overlooking the snow- clad peaks on one side and offering a magnificent view of the valley on the other, about 60 km from mussoorie. Chamba is also called entry point to the inner Himalayas. It is also a major apple growing centre.
NEW TEHRI: New Tehri is a new well planned town with all the modern amenities, at a height of 1550 mtr. Above the sea level. It is an engineering wonder in the Himalayas. To provide electricity to the far flung areas of the hills, a major dam project has been undertaken.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summers (March – June) CLOTHING: Woolens in summer & Heavy woolens in winter LANGUAGES: Hindi, Garhwali and English HOW TO REACH: By Road from Dehradun and Dehradun is well connected to the major parts of the country- by road, by train, flights.