Mussoorie is also known as queen of the hills is a popular hill resort situated 34.8 Km from Dehradun standing at a staggering altitude of 2003 meters it looks down on the Doon valley surrounded by snow capped Himalayas. Ever since it was established in 1823 by the British colonial empire it has been a regular getaway for people from northern India taking respite from chilling heat nowadays add polluted air to it.
Apart from its own quiet charm, the hill station has many interesting places to have fun, explore and connect some of the regulars are “the Mall” which extends from cloud’s in the west to Rockville to east now (ohh wait did I write cloud end yes one of the most enchanted less known places to visit in Mussoorie let us cover the regulars first the Mussoorie Library, Gun hill, Municipal Garden, Gun hill , Bhatta Fall, Kempty Fall
Lets be honest hill stations are same everywhere so there’s a Mall Road, a suicide point, may be a famous church or temple where everyone’s cramping for some space to take a selfie.
If you want to explore mussoorie to an idyllic stroll through any of the meandering mountain roads of the town, on a clear and sunny day, take a trip to Landour Bazaar, Chaar dukaan, Lal tibba,
Sir George Everest House , the Camel Back cemetery or old colonial bunglows of mussoorie
Further far from the town make a visit Naga Tibba, Dhanolti, Surkhanda Devi, Lakha Mandal
Weather in Mussoorie
The weather is generally bright and clear, it’s a popular summer retreat from April to June with max temp rising to 30C and min 10C followed by three months of monsoon (june to August), winters are chilly romantic but not freezing snowfall is very rare these days but if you are lucky then you might experience some during 15 dec- 30 Jan
Mussoorie (Travel Information)
Jolly grant is the nearest Airport and Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station, Delhi to Mussoorie is 290 km by road, you can now book an OLA for mussoorie for if you plan to have an overnight stay in Dehradun then book GTS (Garhwal taxi services)Taxi service as it’s a local favorite.
Fun fact – Mussoorie also has the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, the premier training institute for officers of the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) and other civil services. This unique institute is located about 2 km from Gandhi Chowk.