Mussoorie


     
   
 
Nestled amidst the Himalayan heights of Uttaranchal, India, Mussoorie was established in 1832 as one of the summer stations of the erstwhile British rulers of India. The high peaks and spots in Mussoorie provide a splendid view of the entire Doon valley, including the picturesque Dehradun town. Rising 7000 feet above sea level, this town, famed for its beautiful pine forests and snowy winters, is a spot popular with nature lovers and honeymooners.

Tourist Attractions at Mussoorie
Lal Tibba is the highest spot in Mussoorie. A visitor gets a view of the beautiful valleys and snow-covered peaks from here. The Mall, with shops and restaurants, is a place bustling with activity. The Tibetan Temple, in the aptly named Happy valley, was built by the Tibetan refugees in Mussoorie. Mussoorie lake, 7 kilometers away on the Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway and overlooking large parts of the Doon Valley, offers boating facilities to tourists. Camel's Back is a picturesque road leading from the Mall towards the beautiful pine forests of Mussoorie. Lake Mist, 10 kilometers away, is a clear, shimmering lake with hotels and guesthouses close to it. Mussoorie is also famous for its heritage hotels, like the Charliveli, more than 100 years old, and Cloud's End, built in the 1830s. Cloud's End got its name from its location at the edge of a cliff, overlooking a sheer drop.

Nearby Attractions
The lights of Dehradun, in the Doon Valley, can be seen from Mussoorie. Dehradun is famous for its fruit orchards, especially orchards of apples and litchis. The waterfalls of Kempty are 15 kilometers away from Mussoorie, while the Nag Tibba, another picturesque picnic spot, lies 60 kilometers away.

How to Reach Mussoorie
Air
Nearest Airport is at Dehradun (35 kilometers).

Train
The closest railway station is at Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Road
Connected to Dehradun and all major towns and cities of Punjab, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi through good roads.
   
   
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