Mussoorie rests in the lap of Mother Nature with an awe-inspiring view of snow capped Himalayas and the Garhwal Range in the day time and the glittery Doon valley at night. Standing at an altitude of about 6000ft above sea level, the place is located at a distance of about 250kms from Delhi. Nearest airport is at Jollygrant, which is 60kms away from Mussoorie and is situated nearby Dehradun. Nearest railway station is at Dehradun, about 35kms from Mussoorie. The place is well connected through steadfast bus and taxi services from both, airport and railway station. Mussoorie is also an optional gateway and base camp for the spiritual Yamunorti and Gangotri shrines of Northern India travelers.
Besides its stunning picturesque beauty, Mussoorie has an all season charm, wherein winters bluster bone chilling winds with frequent snow showers, summers are incredibly pleasant with fluctuating temperatures, monsoons make the place all the more romantic with clouds sheathing all over and the greenery is at its full bloom from September to November. The cold climate of Mussoorie demands residents and visitors to be well clad in woolens all the year around. Indeed, one can spot a lot of woolens, raincoats as well as overcoats in the market. The main shopping areas of the Library, Kulri Bazaar and Landour Bazaar sell curious wooden decorative souvenirs and gift items, ethnic jewellery as well as antiques. One can also pick beautifully handcrafted oak wood walking sticks, once been a popular produce at Mussoorie. Mussoorie is further famous for offering some of the world's top rated boarding schools and country's first Indian Administrative Service (IAS) training academy.
Places to Visit
Park Estate is where one can find the remains of the building and laboratory of Sir George Everest,the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. It is after George Everest that the World's highest peak Mt. Everest is named. It is 6 km from Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar and is accessible by vehicle.
The Company Garden of Mussoorie is a good tourist attraction where you can spend your afternoon or evening by just coming here and listen to the chirping of birds, have some snacks at the big food court, take beautiful pictures of hills and trees or by doing some boating at the small lake. Children will not get bored here as...
empty falls is one of the most popular and crowded tourist spots in Mussoorie. This is a perennial waterfall, plunging its way down about 40 ft from a mountain. Kempty Falls is the largest of the five cascades that emerge down from the mountains to flow down various huge rocks into the plains.
Set up by the Tibetan population in Mussoorie, the Tibetan Buddhist temple is also known as Shedup Choepelling temple and is located on the Happy Valley road close to the IAS Academy. The temple can be visited between 7 am to 5 pm.
The Mall is the heart of Mussoorie. A walk through the mall throws glimpses of the colonial period with the benches and lampposts lined up and is a beautiful experience. Being in the center of the city, one has to pass the Mall enroute to any place in the city.The 1980s style video game parlors, skating rinks, the Methodist Church are all attractions in this area.
Mussoorie Jheel is the finest picnic spot located on the Dehradun-Mussoorie road, Uttarakhand state of India. The Jheel is an artificial pond and you can hire boats at this place.Tourists often visit this place as it is very beautiful. The garden and the mountain water seen inside this. The restaurants that you find in this place offer a variety of snacks to the visitors