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TOUR GUIDE TO MUSSOORIE- THE QUEEN OF HIILS

The charming hill station of Mussoorie is situated at an altitude of 2000+ metres above sea level (34kms.from Dehradun) in the Garhwal hills. Famous for its mystic atmosphere with lust greenery and huge waterfalls, this hill station was developed by the British. Being a famous hilly area in Uttarakhand, the place is well connected with nearby cities via roads, railways and airways. Buses are available from Dehradun (90 minutes of travel) along with taxis (shared taxis are available throughout the night as well). The nearest railway station is Dehradun and Jolly Grant Airport is the closest to Mussoorie, with numerous trains and flights available from major areas.

Mussoorie enjoys highland climate with mild summers and chilly winters (sometimes snowfall). The months of July to September witnesses heavy rainfall. Temperatures vary between 2 to 25 degrees throughout the year. Thus, the best time to visit is between October and April- best if visited after the monsoons.

The romantic weather and scenery often make Mussoorie a favourite honeymoon spot. The central promenade or The Mall along with hills, waterfalls, temples, lakes, gardens and old churches are the various attractions of the city. Kempti Falls, Mussoorie lake, Sir George Everest’s house, Sahasradhara, Eco Park, Library and Tibetian Buddhist temple are some of the places to visit. Watching sunrise through the snow-capped hills is a must. Food includes Rus, Alu ke gutke, and Sisunak sag along with Maggie and Egg omelettes.

To enjoy the best of Mussoorie, it is necessary to travel on foot to some places, though rickshaws are plenty in number and buses are available for short intercity tours. Its special attractions include high-rise hills, huge waterfalls and snow in winter.

DISTANCE FROM NEARBY CITIES (in kilometres):

  1. DEHRADUN-30
  2. HARIDWAR-80
  3. RISHIKESH-72

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