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Mussoorie Hill Station, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie is a small hilly city located at mid Himalayan ranges with an average elevation 1890 meters above mean sea level. This hill station is about 34 km away from Dehradun city and it also included in the Dehradun district. Mussoorie usually said as “Queen of the Hills” for its lovely view. Lal Tibba is the highest peak located to the north of Mussoorie with a height of 7511 feet. During the month from December to mid February snow falling is very common in this region.

Mussoorie Hill Station

(Mussoorie Hill Station, Gun Hill View, Uttarakhand)

Mussoorie derives its name from the plants of Mussoorie or mansoor, as these plants are available here in large amounts. This hill station serves as the gateway to other two important tourist spots namely Yamunotri and Gangotri. Being higher elevation city the city receives a cool and pleasant temperature through out the year. If you plan to visit here then summer season (March to September) would be suitable to you when temperature remain near 25 dc (average, but night is cooler).

How to reach Mussoorie City?

Travel by Airways
Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun City is the closest Airport to the Mussoorie located about 61 km away from the city. You will get regular bus and Taxi services from the airport to Mussoorie easily. Daily flights of Indian Airlines and Air Deccan are available here from Mussoorie to Delhi and vice-versa. 

Travel by Railway
Dehradun Railway station is closer to Mussoorie located about 35 km away from the city. Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express are connected to Dehradun regularly from important cities of India like Delhi, Bombay, Amritsar, Varanasi and Lucknow. After reaching Dehradun you can easily access Mussoorie city by a bus or a cab. 

Travel by Roadways
Mussoorie government maintains a well connected motor-able road network. All the major cities adjoining to Mussoorie like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Meerut, Roorkie, Chuttmalpur are assessable by roadways. Indian capital city, Delhi is about 270 km away from Mussoorie and it connected to the city by Luxury and normal Buses.

Tour spots in and around Mussoorie

Gun Hill is the second highest peak in Mussoorie after Lal Tibba Peak and it accessible by ropeway. You will get a bird eye view of Mussoorie town and the Doon valley from on the top of Gun hill. The hill derive its name from ritual that was regularly done; during pre-independent age a gun mounted on this hill used to be fired at mid-day hence its name as Gun Hill. 

Kempty fall is the most beautiful water falls in doon valley located about 16 km away from Mussoorie on the Yamnotri Road. The stream flowing at an altitude of 4501 fts through doon valley over a crag and it fully explored during monsoons season. It is a lovely picnic spot people gathered here round the year to enjoy their holydays. 

Waterfalls: You will found in here several beautiful waterfalls in and around Mussoorie. Some important of these are the Bhatta Falls which located 6 km away from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun, Jharipani Fall (located at 8.5 km away from the city on Mussoorie-Jharipani road) and Mossy Fall located about 7 km away from Mussoorie. 

Lake Mist is a lovely picnic spot located about 10 km away from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Kempty road. You will be facilitated here with good accommodation and restaurant, boating and several water sporting. Lake Mist has many small waterfalls made by the Kempty River. 

Municipal Garden is also another good picnic spot in Mussoorie created by the city municipality. This garden is located just 4.5 km away from the city. Local people very often gather here to spend there weekend holydays. 

Mussoorie Lake is recently developed as picnic spot by City Board & Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority. This lake is placed about 6.5 km away from the city on the Mussoorie-Dehradun road. You will be facilitated here with the pedaled boats. It offers an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages. 

Nag Devta Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated on Cart Mackenzie Road about 6.5 km away from Mussoorie on the way to Dehradun. Vehicles can go right up to the temple. This place provides an enchanting view of Mussoorie and the Doon Valley. 

Jwalaji Temple is located on the top of Benog Hill about 8 km away from Mussoorie Hill Station. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga (Shakti Mata). You will discover a memorable scenic beauty of the Aglar River valley on the way from Mussoorie to this temple. 

Van Chetna Kendra is a bird sanctuary located about 10.5 km away from Mussoorie. It was established in 1993 with an area of 339 hectares. It is famous for the extinct bird species Mountain Quail, which was last spotted in 1876. 

Beside of these there have also some more important tourist spots in and around Mussoorie. Among these the most beautiful and valuable tour spots are Cloud End hotel, Camel's Back Road, Childer's Lodge, Sir George Everest's House, etc.

Hotels in Mussoorie

Bulverd Hotel Private Ltd
Mussoorie Bus Station
Phone: 0135-2631241
Hotel Nanda Residency
Camel’s Back Road, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2635929
Hotel Vishnu Palace
Library, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2631732
Silver Arch Hotel
Mussoorie, Dehradun-248179
Phone: 0135-2635131
Hotel Silver Rock
The Máll, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2630060
Hotel Dream Palace
Kulri, Mousuri
Phone: 0135-2635454
Hotel Jass Resorts
Barlow Ganj, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2632491
Hotel Monarch
Gandhi Chôwk, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2630606
Splender Hotels Private Ltd
Mussoorie Bus Station
Phone: 0135-2631493
Hotel Wild Flower House
Kêmpty Road, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2631701
Hotel Ever Green
Mansonic Lodge Road, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2632503
Country Inn Brook Hill Resort
Kingrage, Mousuri
Phone: 0135-2631194
Hotel Villa Barlow
Barlowganj Bazar, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2630249
Hotel Shiva Continental
Mall Road, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2632174
Hotel Mitsons Private Ltd
Near Bus Stand Kulri, Mousoori
Phone: 0135-2632907
Hotel Hill Queen
The Mall, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2632238
Hotel Classic
Library Chowk, Mousoori
Phone: 0135-2632514
Hotel Kanák
Near Basu Cinema, Mussoorie
Phone: 0135-2632351

General info of Mussoorie Hill Station

Country India
State Uttarakhand
District Dehradun District
STD Code 0135
ISD Code 0091135
Population 26070 (census 2011)
Languages Hindi.
Climate Minimum Temp: 0°C (January) and Maximum Temp: 31°C (June)
Best season to visit Any time (March to November is best)
Targeted Railway Station Dehradun Railway Station
Airport Jolly Grant Airport