‘Queen of Hill Stations’ Mussoorie is a favourite weekend getaway from Delhi offering a welcome break in hot summers. This cool holiday destination in Uttarakhand offers majestic views of the Doon valley with snow capped mountains and cool breeze. The place has a touch of the British Raj which is evident from the architecture of the churches, libraries, hotels and summer palaces. The green hills, the flora and fauna make it extremely popular with the tourists and particularly the honeymooners.
Summers are pleasant and offers a great relief from the scorching heat of the plains.
The winters can be extremely cold and one can get to experience snow fall at times.
Monsoons offer an extremely scenic green view.
How to Reach
Mussoorie is well connected by road, rail and air transport. There are buses and taxis plying from Dehradun as well as Delhi to Mussoorie.
Dehradun is the nearest railway station and airport. From Dehradun one can take buses or taxis to reach Mussoorie.
Mussoorie has many sightseeing attractions to mesmerize the tourists.
The highest point in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba is a scenic point about 5 kms uphill. One can see the Old Light House here.
The most popular spot, about 15 kms away from Mussoorie is Kempty Falls. A must see if you are in Mussoorie. On way to the falls one can stop at lake Mist which offers scenic views of the valley.
If you are looking at short hikes then visit the Happy valley which is a 5000 strong Tibetan settlement.
About 28 kms from Mussoorie is Dhanaulti, a quiet forest area converted into two Eco parks.
Another interesting place to visit on way to Dhanaulti is Himalayan weavers, who use natural dyes to produce high quality hand made products like shawls, stoles, scarves, etc.
Enjoy the trolley ride from Gun Hill to get a splendid view of the snow capped mountains. Jhari Pani Falls, Company garden which is a man made park with artificial falls and fun rides, Bhatta Falls, Tibetian Buddhist Temple and Everest House and Point are other key attractions of Mussoorie.
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